Mildred “Millie” (nee: Sadlon) Clausen, passed away at Willowgreen Assisted Living on Sunday March 1, 2009, at the age of 91.
Mildred was born in Racine on October 28, 1917. She was the daughter of Paul and Elizabeth (nee: Yurkevich) Sadlon, and the youngest of their six children. As the last survivor of her immediate family, she is now reunited with her parents, brothers, Steve, Paul and John and sisters, Ann and Betty, whom she greatly missed for many years.
Millie married Dr. Lancer “Lanny” Clausen on June 27, 1942, and they were lifetime Racine residents. Lanny established his chiropractic office, and Millie’s business career led her to Advance Mechanical Contractors where she worked as Office Manager until her retirement in 1982. Millie was a member of the Sokol Lodge and served as Secretary and Treasurer. She enjoyed golfing with the ladies at Shoop Park, and also, enjoyed bowling. Millie and Lanny loved to travel, and they took many wonderful trips.They traveled throughout the United States, as well as visiting China, Hong Kong, Australia, Europe, Czechoslovakia and Egypt.
Millie is survived by many nieces and nephews who each had a special relationship with her and loved “Auntie Mil” very much. She is also survived by two sisters-in-law, Carol Gustavson and Fern Smith, both of Racine. She was preceded in death by her husband, Dr. Lanny, on March 10, 2003.
Funeral services will be held at Sturino Funeral Home on Monday March 16, 2009, at 11 a.m. with Rev. Jeff Barrow of Holy Communion Lutheran Church officiating. Entombment will be held at West Lawn Memorial Park. There will be a visitation at the Sturino Funeral Home on Monday, from 10 a.m. until service time at 11 a.m. In lieu of flowers, memorials to the Willowgreen Assisted Living, Asera Care Hospice, or the Golf Junior Masters at Johnson Park have been suggested by the family.
Auntie Mil’s family would like to extend very special, heartfelt thank you’s to Scott Chappell, owner of Willowgreen, and the truly outstanding Willowgreen staff, especially nurses Diana, Cindy, and Karen, and aides Artesia, Hope, and all “the girls” who cared for Millie with such love and compassion. Special recognition and thank you’s, also to Hospice nurses and staff, especially Pat and Al. Their support and presence has been very much appreciated. May all who knew Millie remember her intelligence, her joy of family and pride in her Slovak heritage, her sense of fun and love of laughter, and her bright smile that will stay in our hearts forever.
Sturino Funeral Home
3014 Northwestern Ave., Racine 262 632-4479