Obit: Grimes, Mildred T. (1915 - 2003)



----Source: MARSHFIELD NEWS HERALD (Marshfield, Wis.) 01/22/2003

Grimes, Mildred T. (14 JUL 1915 - 25 JAN 2003)

OWEN - Mildred T. Grimes, 87, Owen, died at home on Jan. 15, 2003.

Following cremation, memorial services will be held at 1:30 p.m. on Saturday, Jan. 25, 2003, at the United Church of Christ in Owen. Interment will be at Riverside Cemetery.

The former Mildred (Millie) Thorson was born on July 14, 1915, in Withee, Clark County, Wis.the daughter of Tobias and Bertha Helen (Erickson) Thorson. She attended Spring Valley Grade School and graduated from Withee High School in 1933. Prior to her marriage she was employed at the Woodland Hotel in Owen. Mildred and Shurleigh Grimes were united in marriage on January 20th, 1938, and made their home in Owen.

Millie was a long-standing member of the United Church of Christ and was active in Women's Fellowship. She joined Chapter No. 274, Order of the Eastern Star in 1941, holding offices including Worthy Matron and Marshall. She was honored as a fifty year member in 1991.

Millie was a devoted wife, mother, grandmother and great-grandmother. Her kitchen always welcomed you with the aroma of wonderful baking, especially dark bread and her famous angel food cake.

She is survived by daughters Jane Grimes and Joan (Joe) Rogers; grandson Tim (Rebecca) Altenburg, great-grandsons, Austin and Ethan of Woodbury, Minn.; granddaughter Wendy (Tony) Biel, and great-grandsons, Adam, Dillon and Burleigh of Delano, Minn.

Preceding her in death by her parents; son, Jerry; husband Shurleigh; eight sisters and a brother.



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