Mildred Yaeger

AMBOY – Mildred Yaeger, age 85, of Amboy, died Tuesday, Dec. 31, 2013, at St. Marys Hospital in Rochester. Funeral services will be 11 a.m. Monday, Jan. 6, 2014, at St. Paul’s Lutheran Church in Amboy, with Rev. Rudolph H. Maurer Jr., officiating. Burial will be in Pleasantview Cemetery, Amboy. Visitation will be 2-6 p.m. Sunday at Spencer-Owen Funeral Home in Winnebago and one hour prior to services Monday at the church.

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Mildred was born March 13, 1928, in Long Beach, Calif., the daughter of Clifford and Hilda (Schwieder) Brush. She was raised in Amboy, where she graduated from Amboy High School in 1946. She married Donald Yaeger on Nov. 8, 1946, in Amboy. The couple farmed southwest of Amboy for many years. Mildred was involved in all aspects of farm life and enjoyed raising their family. Family gatherings and events were of great importance for her. She also enjoyed bird watching, playing cards with friends, volunteering at Parker Oaks and being a member of St. Paul’s Lutheran Church where she was part of the Ladies Guild. She was a great friend to many and will be greatly missed.

Mildred is survived by: her daughters, Roberta (Al) Segar of Mankato, Sharon Erickson of Rushford, and Marilyn Ruzich of Maplewood; her son, Alan (Sheila) Yaeger of Amboy; her brother, Donald (Bonnie) Brush of Cheyenne, Wyo.; seven grandchildren; and eight great-grandchildren.

She was preceded in death by her parents; husband of 61 years, Donald, in 2007; brother, Robert Brush; sons-in-law, Gary Kotzmacher and Paul Erickson; sister-in-law, Hazel Brush; and brother-in-law, Robert Yaeger.