Mildred L. Church, age 84, of Shell Lake and formerly of Spooner, WI passed away on Thursday, March 11, 2021 at Glenview Assisted Living in Shell Lake.
Mildred Lilla Morrison was born April 8, 1936 in Norwood, MA the daughter of William Henry “Bud” and Mary Lila (Nash) Morrison. Mildred was raised in Norwood and attended school there. She graduated from high school in Norwood and the joined the U.S. Navy on June 29, 1954. While in the Navy, Mildred was stationed in Patuxent River, Maryland where she met Donald Church who was also stationed in the Navy. Mildred and Don were joined in marriage on October 6, 1956 in Lexington Park, MD. Mildred was honorably discharged on November 23, 1956 and began her time as a stay-at-home mother. Mildred and Don settled in Richfield, MN where they raised four children. After the children were older Mildred returned to school where she earned her degree and became a Licensed Practical Nurse. She worked as an LPN for many years at nursing homes in St. Louis Park, MN. Mildred retired and then moved with her husband to Spooner, WI where they had a cabin on Tozer Lake. Mildred enjoyed shopping, playing cards, cooking, going to Florida in the winter and attending the Happy Days Club at Trinity Lutheran Church.
Mildred is survived by three children, Laura (Melvin) Patzner of Spooner, WI, Lisa Echols of Bloomington, MN, Donald Church Jr. of Minnetonka, MN; four grandchildren, Eve, Robin, Melissa, Jessica; three great grandchildren, Marie, Lilly and Mackenzie; and several nieces and nephews.
She was preceded in death by her parents; husband, Donald Sr.; daughter, Audrey M. Church; and one brother, Bruce Morrison.
A memorial service will be held for Mildred at 3:00 p.m. on Saturday, March 27, 2021 at Trinity Lutheran Church in Spooner with Pastor Heather Kistner officiating. A private interment with military honors will be held at Lakewood Cemetery in Minneapolis, MN.
In lieu of flowers memorials may be directed to the Happy Day Club, 1790 Scribner St, Spooner, WI 54801.