Mildred F. Waller, age 85, resident of Brainerd, Minn., passed away Friday, March 11, 2005, at St. Joseph's Medical Center in Brainerd.
Mildred was born in Hettinger, N.D., on Feb. 15, 1920. Mid graduated from Algona, Iowa, High School and began working at the Upper Des Moines Publishing Co. where she met her future husband, Russell B. Waller. They were married Jan. 22, 1941, in Algona at her parents' home.
She devoted her life to being a wife and mother to five children -- Pamela Grace Franzen, Dennis Russell (Glynn), Thomas Marvin, Steven Bliss (Nancy), and John "Jack" Richard (Laurie Gaiser); 12 grandchildren and 14 great-grandchildren, all of whom survive her.
Mid lived most of her life in Algona before moving with Russ to a lake home in Crosslake, Minn. Russ preceded her in death March 13, 1987. She was also preceded in death by her parents, Dennis and Clara Traeger Pratt Hobson, step-father Harold Hobson, and two sisters and two brothers.
Funeral services will be 11 a.m. Tuesday, March 15, 2005, at Nelson-Doran Funeral Home in Brainerd, Minn., with the Rev. Dr. Paul Fruth officiating. Interment will be in Pinewood Cemetery in Crosslake, Minn. Visitation will be 6-8 p.m. Monday at the funeral home.
Arrangements by Nelson-Doran Funeral Home, Brainerd, Minn.
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