Mildred M. Tatge, age 100, of Faribault passed away peacefully Saturday, December 17, 2022, at Abbott-Northwestern Hospital, Minneapolis surrounded by her family.
Funeral services will be held at St. John's United Church of Christ, Wheeling township, Rice County on Wednesday, December 21, 2022, at 10:30 a.m. with the Reverend Gary Liker officiating. Interment will be at the St. John's Church Cemetery.
Visitation will be held at the Boldt Funeral Home Tuesday, December 20, 2022, from 4 to 8 p.m. and also at the church for one hour prior to the service on Wednesday.
Mildred Marie, the daughter of Harry and Edna (Bosshart) Meyer was born on August 19, 1922 in Faribault. On September 25, 1940, she married Earl W. Tatge. Together they farmed in Richland township where they raised their 12 children. Mildred was a life-long member of St. John's and an active member of the Women's Guild. She helped found and was a leader of the Richlanders 4-H Club. Mildred enjoyed quilting, baking and decorating wedding cakes, gardening and canning food items. Mildred and Earl enjoyed dancing, playing cards, and drove their horses in many parades. They retired from farming in 1980 and moved to town. After 64 years of marriage, the love of her life died on January 27, 2005. In 2006 Mildred moved to an apartment. In 2013, she moved to Faribault Senior Living, where she lived until her death.
She is survived by her children Diane Donkers Olson (and Jerry), Audrey Temple, Luverne (and Judy) Tatge, Barb (and Jim) Zahn, Mike (and Debbie) Tatge, Bruce Tatge (and Sue Kuehne), Marvin (and Mary) Tatge, Roxie (and Steve) Deike, Rebecca Tatge (and Doug Spike) and Randy (and Leann) Tatge; 34 grandchildren; 76 great grandchildren; 21 great-great grandchildren; many nieces and nephews and other relatives.
Mildred was preceded in death by her parents; her husband, Earl; a son, Ronald; a daughter, Carol Tousignant; sons-in-law, Cy Donkers, David Tousignant, Steve Temple and Dennis Tousignant; grandchildren Paul and Amy Zahn; one brother, Darrell (and Doris) Meyer; one sister Dorothy (and Orville) Tatge.
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