Monday, September 12, 2011

Mildred Annie Christensen

Burlington – Mildred A. Christensen, 92, passed away at Burlington Memorial Hospital on September 12, 2011, with her loving family at her side.

Mildred was born in the Township of Raymond to the late Otto and Minnie (nee: Loppnow) Paap on November 5, 1918. She had lived in Racine for most of her life. In Raymond on the family farm, she was united in marriage to Nels H. Christensen on July 30, 1938. He preceded her in death on October 6, 1985.

Mrs. Christensen was a member and involved with Grace Lutheran Church. She worked as a homemaker and owned and operated a catering business called M & M Catering. For 14 years she worked as the head cook and baker at J.I. Case High School, retiring in 1980. She very much enjoyed cooking and baking. During the holidays, she would bake cookies with handmade cutters to make ginger cookies and gingerbread houses. She also enjoyed flowers, bird watching, crocheting and collecting music boxes. She once knitted an American Flag. Her favorite thing to do was to dine out at DeRango’s Restaurant. What she was best known for was that she would share her love with family and friends with huge hugs!

Mildred will be dearly missed by her daughter, Arline (Bill) Rozell; one daughter-in-law, Marsha Back; five grandchildren, Corrina (Matthew) Clark, Andrea (John) Horvack, Dawn (Bruce) Conrad, Ron (Hiromi) Rozell and Ryan Rozell; seven great-grandchildren, David, Kevin, Ty, Cody, Gabrielle, Liam and Sophia; one sister-in-law, Elaine Paap; and nieces, nephews, many other relatives and friends. She was also preceded in death by her son, John; eight brothers and three sisters.

Funeral services will be held at Grace Lutheran Church, 3700 Washington Ave., on Thursday, September 15, 2011, at 11 a.m. with Rev. Randel Poppe and Rev. Thomas Chryst officiating. Interment will follow at West Lawn Memorial Park. Relatives and friends may meet with the family at the church from 9 a.m. until the time of service. Memorials may be directed to Grace Lutheran Church.

Wilson Funeral Home
1212 Lathrop Ave., Racine 262-634-3361

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