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Mildred "Mickey" Wenzel Obituary
Wenzel, Mildred "Mickey"
daughter of Clarence and Maude (Gillespie) Loomer, was born January 19, 1919 in Spencer, IA. Mildred graduated from Spencer High School and Iowa State Teacher's College (now UNI). Mildred taught at Bussey, IA for 2 yrs and Manilla, IA for 28 yrs. In Dec. of 1944 Mickey was united in marriage with Paul Robertson at Elk Point, NE and became the mother to Myrna Robertson Murray, Donald Robertson, Barbara Robertson and Larry Robertson. Then on May 30, 1946 Mickey and Paul became the parents of Daniel Robertson. On May 11, 1960, her husband Paul died tragically at age 52 of cancer. In 1962 Mickey was united in marriage with Earl Schwieso. He was killed in a car wreck in Oct. of 1969. Mickey and Elmer Wenzel were married the next year and she acquired two new adult 'children', JoAnn Wenzel Rankin and Wayne Wenzel. After the death of Elmer in 1990 Mickey moved permanently to Rock Shadows. Mickey's family sincerely thanks all her friends at Rock Shadows who helped her maintain her independence until the last few days of her life, especially Sharon, Nana, Harry, Celine and Gary. Mickey died at Promise Hospital in Mesa, AZ, on Fri, Nov. 27, 2015 at the age of 96 years. Preceding her in death are her parents; siblings; three husbands and daughter Myrna (Bob) Murray; grandson Paul Robertson; and son in law George Doyel. Mickey is survived by her children: Donald (Marcia) Robertson of Plano, TX; Barbara Doyel of Manning, IA; Larry (Shirley) Robertson of Lake View, IA; Daniel (Kathy) Robertson of Louisburg, KS; JoAnn Rankin of Des Moines, IA and Wayne (Chris) Wenzel of Des Moines, IA. Services were held.


Published in The Arizona Republic on Dec. 6, 2015
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