Mildred Violet Lehmann, 96, Beaver Dam, formerly of Juneau, passed away at the Remembrance Home of Beaver Dam Nov. 29, 2017, with the staff and family at her side.
Mildred was born on the farm Dec. 2, 1920, in Juneau, the daughter of Ernest and Clara (Steffen) Maas. She attended Riverview School for eight years, a half-mile from home. Later she worked at Pappentine’s Drug Store in Juneau, where she met the love of her life Floyd O. Lehmann. They were married Dec. 13, 1941, at the parsonage of St. John’s Evangelical Lutheran Church in Juneau. They were married for 65 years at the time of his death on April 27, 2007.
Mildred was a hard-working wife and mother. She loved the farm, flowers, fishing, gardening, playing cards, going up north to the cabin, and especially her grandsons and her cats.
Mildred is survived by her daughter, Clarajean “Dolly” (Don) Laatsch; grandchildren, Dale (Kathy) Jeche, Daniel (friend Lori Giese) Schmidt, Dennis (Jen) Schmidt; step-grandchildren, Ron Laatsch, Susan (friend Bruce Hauser) Braker, and David (Sue) Laatsch. She was the proud great-grandmother of Katie (Tony) Tesch, Geoff Jeche, Morgan Schmidt, Jordan Schmidt, Erica Tisdale and Emily Tisdale; step great-grandmother of Mitchell (Celia) Braker, Stephanie Braker, Jenna Braker, Emma (John) Tyborski, Ellen Laatsch, Amber (Nick) Dols, Christopher Laatsch. Also survived by two great-great-granddaughters and five step-great-great-grandchildren; special friends, Wayne and Jean Steinke; nieces, nephews, other relatives and friends.
Mildred was predeceased by her husband on April 27, 2007; her parents; mother-in-law and father-in-law; sister-in-law; four sisters and two brothers; special friends, Art and Lolly Steinke; and great-great-grandson, Nathan Schmidt.
Visitation is Sunday, Dec. 3, at St. John’s Evangelical Lutheran Church in Juneau from 1 to 2:30 p.m. A funeral service will follow at church at 2:30 p.m. The Rev. David Brandt will officiate. Interment Juneau City Cemetery.
Berndt-Ledesma Funeral Home-Juneau is serving the family. Visit berndt-ledesma.com.