Mildred Leona Sivertson, age 99, of Hector and formerly of Marshall, Minnesota died on Thursday, July 2, 2015 in Hutchinson, Minnesota. Funeral Services are 11:00 AM Tuesday, July 7, 2015 at the Hamilton Funeral Home in Marshall. Interment will follow in the Marshall Cemetery. Visitation will be held one hour prior to the service, from 10:00 – 11:00 AM, Tuesday at the funeral home.
Clergy Officiating: Rev. Julie McCain
Organist: Rosie Sorum
Congregational Hymns: “Beautiful Savior,” “How Great Thou Art,” “Amazing Grace”
Casket Bearers: Roman Bloemke, Jacob Work, Dean Bloemke, JoAnn Bloemke
Mildred Leona Knutson was born on November 16, 1915 in Echo, Minnesota. She was one of ten children born to Andrew and Caroline (Eliffson) Knutson. Mildred was baptized as an infant and confirmed in her youth at the Rock Valley Lutheran Church in rural Echo. She grew up in Rock Valley Township and attended country school through the 8th grade.
On August 17, 1937, Mildred was united in marriage to Riedar Sivertson in Maynard, Minnesota. The couple raised two children: Jerome and JoAnn; and they spent over 70 years of marriage together before Riedar passed away on January 6, 2008. In 1944, the couple moved to Belview and then to Marshall in 1958 where Mildred was a loving homemaker and wife. She also did some work outside the home as a cook at West Side Elementary School and did ironing at Carrow’s Drycleaners in Marshall. In her retirement years, Mildred was proud to earn her GED. She moved to Redwood Falls with her husband in 2005 and, following his passing, she moved to Hutchinson in 2008. She recently moved to Prairie View Assisted Living in Hector to be even closer to her children.
Mildred was a kind and gentle person who always put others first. She was active in the Ladies’ Circle and a member of First Lutheran Church in Marshall. She loved playing cards, quilting (by hand), crocheting, embroidery, flowers, her vegetable garden and canning her delicious jams and jellies. Mildred enjoyed camping and taking trips with her grandchildren.
Mildred Sivertson died on Thursday, July 2, 2015, in Hutchinson, Minnesota at the age of 99 years, 7 months, and 16 months.
She is survived by her children, Jerome Sivertson of Buffalo Lake, MN, JoAnn (and Dean) Bloemke of Buffalo Lake, MN; grandchildren, Roman (and Angela) Bloemke of Hutchinson, MN,
Sarah (and Jacob) Work of Buffalo Lake, MN; great-grandchildren, Cameron and Hayden Bloemke, Ryder and Cooper Work; nieces, nephews, other relatives and friends.
Mildred was preceded in death by her parents, Andrew and Caroline Knutson; husband, Riedar Sivertson; and 9 brothers and sisters.
The family invites attendees to a luncheon following the committal service.