Brentford: Mildred Millie Williams, 87, of Brentford passed away Saturday, Feb. 11, 2012, at Dow Rummel Village, Sioux Falls.
A visitation for family and friends will be Friday, Feb. 24, 2012, from 1 to 7 p.m., with family present from 5-7 p.m., at Spitzer-Miller Funeral Home, 1111 S. Main St., Aberdeen.
Funeral services will be Saturday, Feb. 25, 2012, at 11 a.m. at the United Church of Christ in Brentford, with the Rev. John Damaska officiating.
Interment will follow at Sunset Memorial Gardens in Aberdeen.
Millie was born the youngest of seven children May 12, 1924, to Ed and Eva Dunker in Stratford. After graduation from Groton High School and attending Northern State, Millie and Hurst were married on June 24, 1943, and farmed in the Brentford area until they moved to Bethesda Town Square in Aberdeen in 2003. She remained in Aberdeen after Hurst died, on March 13, 2005, until moving to Dow Rummel Village in 2007, due to Alzheimer's.
Millie was active in the Order of the Eastern Star for 61 years and became Worthy Grand Matron of South Dakota in 1979. She was also active in Daughters of the Nile, Extension Club and the United Church of Christ Women's Fellowship. She made numerous banners that reflected the church year. Millie loved to ballroom dance, work crossword puzzles, sew for Make It with Wool contests, knit Christmas stockings, deliver hot meals out to the field during harvest, cook for family gatherings, and play bridge - even when the cards weren't going her way.
She was a devoted wife for their 62 years of marriage, a loving mother and grandmother.
She is survived by their four children: Dan (Snow) of Lilburn, Ga., Pam (Don) Kettering of Yankton, Max (Heidi) of Brentford, and Tas (Paul) Tellinghuisen of Sioux Falls; six grandchildren: Dr. Derek (Dr. Katherine) and Devin Williams, Lance (Candie) Kettering and Heather (Ben) Brasel, and Colin (Meagan) and Jenna Williams; and nine great-grandchildren: Jessica, Amber, Lyla, Tessa, Nora, Hunter, Maddie, Henry, and Jack; and sister Inez Knickrehm of Groton; sisters-in law: Carol Dunker and Betty Dunker of Aberdeen; and many nieces and nephews.
She was preceded in death by her parents; husband; brothers: Ray, Wally and Dale (Marg) Dunker; and sisters: Hazel (Joe) Sager and Evelyn (Harold) Borge; and brother-in-law Robert Knickrehm.