Mildred E. Strassman, age 93, passed away on Sunday, April 24, 2022, at Acorn Hill Assisted Living Center in Mosinee, under the care of Aspirus Comfort Care and Hospice Services.
She was born on January 16, 1929, in Schofield, daughter of the late August and Bertha (Schmidt) Zimmerman. On June 21, 1952, she married Anthony “Anton” Strassman at St. Peter’s Lutheran Church in the town of Wausau. She farmed for 40 years side by side with her husband in the town of Texas. He preceded her in death on June 24, 1999.
Mildred enjoyed sewing, knitting, and quilting. She made many quilts for family members, friends, and Orphan Grain Train. She also knit many items for Orphan Grain Train and she volunteered at her church as part of their Ladies Aid.
Millie and her husband enjoyed going to polka dances and listening to polka music. She had a special group of friends that she played Sheepshead with. In the later years she enjoyed playing Uno, Phase 10 and King's Corner.
She welcomed many family and friends into her home and provided homemade good old fashioned food that only a farm could provide.
Survivors include her five daughters, Phyllis (Charles) Beck of Aniwa, Debra (Lowell) Block of Wausau, Janet (Dean) Beck of Aniwa, Karen Jantsch of Wausau, and Cheryl (Michael) Morgan of Robbinsville, NC; 11 grandchildren; 13 great-grandchildren; one brother, Earl Zimmerman, and sister-in-law, Marjean Strassman.
She was preceded in death by her parents, husband, and siblings, Bernice, Victor, Vilas, Lawrence, Leroy, Delbert, Helen, Grace, Arvilla, Clyde, Lucille, two infant sisters, and son-in-laws John Jantsch and Paul Morgan.
Funeral service will be held at 11:00 A.M. on Thursday, April 28, 2022, at St. Peter Evangelical Lutheran Church, 238537 Del Rio Rd. Town of Wausau. Rev. Russell Kempfer will officiate. Entombment will be at Memorial Chapel Mausoleum, Restlawn Memorial Park Cemetery, Wausau. Visitation will be from 9:30 A.M. until the time of service on Thursday at the church.
Helke Funeral Home, Wausau is assisting the family with arrangements. You may leave messages and condolences for her family at helke.com.
We would like to thank the staff at Acron Hills Assisted Living and Aspirus Hospice for the care and kindness they gave our entire family.
In lieu of flowers, donations can be given to the Salvation Army or Orphan Grain Train.