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Mildred Adelia Pfahning, 90, Wells

Published 12:00am Thursday, June 5, 2003

Mildred Adelia Pfahning, age 90, of Wells, died on Tuesday, June 3, at the Parkview Care Center in Wells, where she had resided since 2000.

Funeral services will be 1:30 p.m. Saturday, June 7, at St. Peter Lutheran Church in Easton. The Rev. Ronald Jobe will officiate. Visitation will be Friday, June 5, at the Bruss-Heitner Funeral Home in Wells from 6-9 p.m., and one hour prior to services at the church on Saturday. Interment will be in the Mansfield Lutheran Cemetery, rural Alden.

She was born Feb. 24, 1913, in Clark Township, Faribault County, the daughter of John and Amelia (Grote) Janzig. Mildred was confirmed at the First Lutheran Church in Wells. Mildred went to school in Wells until the fifth grade, then country school south of Wells until the eighth grade.

She married Roy Henry Pfahning on Sept. 24, 1930, at Mansfield Lutheran Church. They farmed by Walters and moved into Wells in 1946. She was a member of St. Peter’s Lutheran Church in Easton. Mildred was a housewife, and had worked for Frank Hayes Produce, Schulenburg’s Store and Mallons, candling eggs. She then worked for three years at Telex in Blue Earth until her retirement at the age of 65. Mildred liked to garden and raise flowers. She loved to cook and try new recipes. She made the best graham cracker cream pie. She was “little grandma” to her great-grandchildren.

She is survived by one daughter, Bonnie Nore of Wells; one son, Norman (wife Arlette) Pfahning of Bedford, Texas; five grandchildren: Rodney and his wife Dawn Pfahning, Kerry Pfahning, Rhonda Parkman, Kevin and his wife Mindy Pfahning, and Todd and his wife Lanelle Pfahning, all of Texas; nine great-grandchildren; and one sister-in-law, Anita Janzig of Blue Earth.

She was preceded in death by her parents; her husband, Roy, in 1983; son-in-law, Donovan Nore, in 2002, three sisters: Uarda Raimann, Dorothy Seedorf and Alverta Greenfield; and one brother, John Janzig.