Mildred Saggio, 97

Mildred Saggio (nee Mars) of Grafton passed away on Wednesday, June 10, 2009, at the celebrated age of 97.

Mildred was born on Aug. 18, 1911 to Stefan and Anna (Jurena) Misudik in Cudahy. The youngest of eight,  Mildred spent her days happy and carefree. She loved skating, walking with the gang, and especially dancing. It was at a dance at Riverside Dance Hall that she met her husband, Teddy. Together they had many wonderful years and enjoyed bowling, dancing and cards.
Mildred was an entrepreneur, opening her own beauty salon, Mil Mars Beauty Box, located on Ogden Avenue in Milwaukee. Mildred loved being a beauty stylist and owning her own shop. She would often speak of her days styling the Gimbels Girls.

After the death of her husband in 1975, Mildred made a home for herself at Manchester Heights in Grafton and lived a very happy and busy life there. She was known for always lending a hand any way she could and made wonderful friendships, until 2006 when she moved to Lasata Care Center.
Mildred was an avid bingo and card player, and could always be found in the game room of Manchester in the middle of a heated game of eights or gin rummy. She also made the church and VFW bingo circuit and even went to Las Vegas to play her favorite game.

Mildred was known for her style and shoes and loved to shop and lunch with her daughter. They had many happy times and laughs while hitting the sales at Marshall Fields, Gimbels and Boston Store. She was the original shopaholic. Mildred loved to travel, especially with her daughter, Judi, and grandchildren, Scott and Courtney. It gave her tremendous joy and happiness to be a part of their lives. Two of Mildred’s happiest days were the weddings of her grandchildren, Scott to his wonderful wife, Haley, and Courtney to Brian, who always put a twinkle in her eye. It was such a special joy for Mildred to have had the time she did with her grandchildren and great-grandchildren.

Mildred was very thankful for her son-in-law, David, whose helpful hands were always there when she needed him. Mildred truly appreciated her nephew, Frank, and niece, Marianne, who never forgot her and were always so thoughtful and caring.

Mildred was the beloved wife of the late Theodore (Teddy); loving mother of Judith (David) Hill; cherished grandmother of Scott (Haley) Hill and Courtney (Brian) Haggerty; and great-grandmother of Carson, Shea Elizabeth, Macy and Cormac “Butchie.” She is further survived by nieces, nephews, other relatives and many dear friends.

A Mass of Christian Burial was held on Monday, June 15, 2009, at St. Francis Borgia Catholic Church North at 11 a.m. Visitation was held from 10 a.m. until the time of the Mass. Entombment was at Holy Cross Cemetery.
Memorials of your choice appreciated.

A special thank you goes to staff members at Lasata Care Center whose kindness and care contributed to the remaining happy years of her life.
Grandma, you will be truly missed but never forgotten. We will all meet again in God’s House, but until then, keep the bingo cards hot.

Mueller Funeral Home is assisting the family. For online condolences, please visit