Mildred "Milly" Augusta Peters

A funeral service will be held Wednesday, Aug. 5, 2009, at 6 p.m. at St. John Evangelical Lutheran Church, 623 Congress Drive, Newburg, for Mildred "Milly" Augusta Peters (nee Kringel), 84, who went home to be with her Lord on Aug. 1, 2009. Visitation will be held at the church on Wednesday from 3:30 p.m. until time of service. Interment St. John Lutheran Cemetery, Newburg. Memorials to St. John Evangelical Lutheran Church or of your choice appreciated. Online condolences may be sent by visiting

Mildred was born on Oct. 17, 1924, at the homestead in the town of Jackson to Frank and Ida (nee Heckendorf) Kringel. She was baptized through Trinity Evangelical Lutheran Church on Pleasant Valley Road in Jackson on Oct. 18, 1924. Mildred attended some school but later was needed to help out with the family.

Mildred married Marvin Peters from the town of Polk on Sept. 9, 1950, at Trinity Evangelical Lutheran Church in Jackson. They lived in rural Kewaskum, Cedarburg, the town of Jackson and town of Trenton, where they raised a family. Later they sold potatoes, strawberries, melons, pickles, sweet corn or any extra produce from their garden.

As a stay at home mom, Mildred enjoyed cooking, baking, canning, embroidering, crocheting and rug weaving. She still always had time for her family and later her grandchildren. Mildred also enjoyed playing games, cards and assembling jigsaw puzzles.

On May 26, 1978, Marvin passed away. Mildred and the children moved to Grafton in 1979, where she still lived until she became ill in January of this year.

Mildred was a member at Trinity in Jackson for over 35 years and almost 50 years at St. Johnís in Newburg.

Mildred is survived by her children, Marlene Peters, Dale (Joyce) Peters and Delwin Peters; grandchildren Stacey Peters, Michelle (Andy) Christophersen, Katie Peters and Nathan Peters; great-granddaughter, Olive Christophersen; sisters, Loraine Butt and Anita (Don) Franzen; brother, Franklin Kringel; eight sisters-in-law; three brothers-in-law; many nieces and nephews; other relatives and friends. She was preceded in death by her parents; her beloved husband, Marvin, three sisters and three brothers, other relatives and friends.