Obit: Viets, Mildred
“Millie” M. (1922- 2021)
Contact: Dolores (Mohr) Kenyon
Surnames: Viets, Stein, Specht, Montgomery, Bruce
----Source: Maurina-Schilling Funeral Home (Colby, Clark Co., WI) 8/12/2021
Viets, Mildred “Millie” M. (12 April 1922 – 11 August 2021)
Mildred “Millie” M. Viets, 99, of Colby, passed away surrounded by her loving family on Wednesday, August 11, 2021, at the Colby Retirement Community under the tender care of hospice.
Millie was born on April 12, 1922, the daughter of Frank and Ida (Stein) Specht in Iola. She was united in marriage to Elden Viets on September 24, 1939, in Clintonville. He preceded her in death on April 4, 1997.
Millie and Elden operated taverns in the local area, including Ipson’s Bar and Kalepp’s Bar in Abbotsford and the Dug-Out in Colby. Since 1968, they owned and operated the Airport Bar in Colby. She was a member of Christ Lutheran Church. Millie enjoyed bowling, shooting pool, crocheting, knitting, music and dancing. Most importantly, she loved and cherished her family.
Millie is survived by her four children: Jay (Mary) Viets of Superior, Dennis (Joyce) Viets of Pensacola, FL, Debra Montgomery of Colby and Gary (Kathy) Viets of Colby; 11 grandchildren; six step-grandchildren; 31 great-grandchildren and 28 great-great-grandchildren. She is further survived by many nieces, nephews, other relatives, friends and her companion, Foxy.
She was preceded in death by her parents; her husband, Elden; an infant son, Gerald; a granddaughter, Kelsey Viets; a grandson, Jeff Viets; a son-in-law, Robert Montgomery and three brothers and one sister: Claude, Gordon, Melvin and Mary.
A Memorial Service will be held on Monday, August 16, 2021, at 1:00 p.m. at Christ Lutheran Church in Abbotsford. Rev. Donald Bruce will officiate. Family and friends are welcome from 11:00 a.m. until the service Monday at the church. A Celebratory Gathering will follow at the Lions Shelter in Colby from 2:30 – 6:00 p.m. Family and friends can watch the service live on the Maurina Schilling Funeral Home Facebook page or after the service anytime on Facebook or the website.
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