Mildred A. Sauzek, nee Swenson, 85, of Freeburg, Ill., born April 6, 1923, in Minot, N.D., died Friday, Oct. 24, 2008, at her residence.
Mrs. Sauzek was a retired cafeteria worker at Freeburg Elementary School and previously worked at the Belleville Pants Factory. She was a member of the Freeburg Senior Citizens, the American Legion Auxiliary, and the VFW Auxiliary.
Mildred was preceded in death by her husband, Arthur F. Sauzek, who died Jan. 23, 1986; her parents, David and Olga, nee Sime, Swenson; a brother, Bernard Swenson; a sister, Myrtle Swenson; an infant sister; and a great-grandson, Devon Boyce.
Surviving are five sons and three daughters, Corliss Boyce of Freeburg, Ill., Sharon (Tom) Luebbers of Darmstadt, Ill., Lynne Watts of Freeburg, Ill., Curtis (Susan) Sauzek of Gillespie, Ill., Donald (Linda) Sauzek of Normal, Ill., and Lee (Cindy) Sauzek, Daniel Sauzek, and Bernard (Gigi) Sauzek, all of Freeburg, Ill.; 12 grandchildren, Sean (Helen) Boyce, Allison (Mark) Thornsberry, Matthew (Chelsea) Luebbers, Patrick Watts, J.D. Watts, Eric Sauzek, Jeff (Leslie) Sauzek, Melissa (Ted) Kroenig, Jason (Kendra) Sauzek, Jennifer (C.J.) Klein, Ashley Sauzek, and Emily Sauzek; nine great-grandchildren, Jarod, Jayden, Gavin, Logan, Jared, Elizabeth, Katherine, Marin, and Lauren; a brother, William (Eleanor) Swenson of Portland, Ore.; and a sister, Margaret (Victor) Husek of South Carolina.
Memorials may be made to Family Hospice or to the Belleville Area Humane Society. Condolences may be expressed to the family online at www.rennerfh.com.
Visitation: Friends may call from 4 to 8 p.m. Sunday, Oct. 26, 2008, at George Renner & Sons Funeral Home, Freeburg, Ill.
Funeral: Funeral services will be held at 10 a.m. Monday, Oct. 27, 2008, at George Renner & Sons Funeral Home, Freeburg, Ill., with Fr. Mark Reyling officiating. Burial will be at Green Mount Catholic Cemetery in Belleville, Ill.
GEORGE RENNER & SONS FUNERAL HOME, Freeburg, Ill.
Published in Belleville News-Democrat from Oct. 25 to Oct. 26, 2008