Tuesday, January 18, 2011

Mildred Agnes (Recob) Griffin

Mildred Agnes Griffin, age 96, of Racine, passed away peacefully, Tuesday, January 18, 2011, at the Harmony Living Center. Mildred “Millie” was born October 28, 1914, in Pine Nob, WI, a daughter of the late William and Cora (Nee: Anderson) Recob and was raised in Muscoda, WI.

She was a graduate of Muscoda High School. On May 31, 1935, she married Oswald M. Griffin of Highland, WI, and subsequently moved to Racine where she lived for seventy-five years. Oswald preceded her in death, February 11, 1985.

Millie devoted her life to guiding four wide-eyed, impressionable children from birth through adolescence into adulthood. As the years went by, she was not only a wife, mother, grandmother and great-grandmother, but a wonderful friend and confidant. An excellent baker and cook she also enjoyed playing cards, reading and taking walks along Lake Michigan. She loved the outdoors and loved family outings and get-togethers, trips to the lake and everything family! She was a member of St. Joseph Catholic Church, Christian Mothers and the St. Ann and Joachim Society. Mildred and her beautiful smile will be dearly missed.

Survivors include her daughters, Linda Teschler, Mary (Jim) Derderian and Susan (Terry) Toms, all of Racine; a son, Michael (Connie) Griffin of Eau Claire, WI; 8 grandchildren, Michael (Elizabeth) Horvath, Scott (Christina) Horvath, Michelle (Cory) Paul, Marietta (Chris) Williams, Joe Toms, Matthew (Margo) Griffin, David Derderian, Malinda (Troy) Mattes; 8 great-grandchildren, Callie Waters, Jacob and Samuel Paul, Sean, Anika and Elliott Williams, Madison Griffin and Adelai Mattes; a sister-in-law, Lucille Recob of Madison, WI; nieces, nephews, other relatives and many dear friends. In addition to her parents and husband, she was preceded in death by her brothers, Robert and Mike (Beff) and a sister, Opal (Lloyd) Berry.

A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated Saturday, January 22, 2011, at 10:30 a.m. at St. Joseph Catholic Church, 1533 Erie St., with Rev. Jack Flynn OSA officiating. Interment will follow at Holy Cross Cemetery, Hwy 32. Relatives and friends may meet with the family Saturday at the church from 9:30 a.m. until time of Mass at 10:30 a.m.

The family wishes to extend their sincere gratitude to the staffs at the Harmony Living Center and Hospice Alliance for their loving and compassionate care.

803 Main St., Racine  (262) 634-7888

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