MILDRED J. 'MILLIE' HALVORSEN, 93 ROCKFORD - Mildred J. "Millie" Halvorsen, 93, of Rockford died peacefully at 8:30 a.m. Monday, April 30, 2012, in Asta Care Center. Born June 4, 1918, in Bidwell, Iowa, daughter of Robert and Jennie (Lenfant) Lupant. Graduated from Ottumwa (Iowa) High School in 1936. Married Roy H. Halvorsen on Sept 2, 1945, in Grace United Methodist Church, Rockford; he died June 27, 1975. She was a lifelong bookkeeper who had worked at the Metropolitan Dime Store, Field & Co., Scandia Coal & Lumber, and retired in 1988 after 18 years at Rock Valley Brick. Millie was an active member of Creekwood Baptist Church where she had been past president of the Women's Circle. She was always a servant in the kitchen and could often be found washing dishes. She enjoyed playing cards and bingo and loved to read, especially detective stories and Agatha Christie mysteries. Survivors include daughters, Barbara "Barb" Jurgensmeier and Kristine "Tina" (Donald) Fritz; grandchildren, William Jurgensmeier, Robert (Tracey) Jurgensmeier, Karl Jurgensmeier, Sara (Matt) Bowers, Amy Fritz, Jessica (Joey) Mathews and Joshua Fritz; great-grandchildren, Wendi, Evan, Elijah, Kayla, Jenna, Matthew and Elijah; great-great-grandchildren, Larraine, Brandon, Eddie, Gracie, Ashton and Kaylee; several nieces and nephews; and special friend and "right arm", Sue Wallick. Predeceased by her parents; sister, Ida Beyer; and son-in-law, Bill Jurgensmeier. Her family would like to thank the residents, nurses, CNAs and the entire staff of Asta Care Center for the wonderful love and care extended to Millie. Service at 10:30 a.m. Friday, May 4, in Creekwood Baptist Church, with the Revs. Darren Loeppky and Ed Libby officiating. Burial in Willwood Burial Park. Visitation from 6 to 8 p.m. Thursday, May 3, in Fitzgerald Funeral Home & Crematory, Mulford Chapel, 1860 S. Mulford Rd., and from 9:30 a.m. Friday to time of service at the church. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to Creekwood Baptist Church, 7281 Spring Creek Rd., Rockford, IL 61114. Express condolences and share memories at www.fitzgeraldfh.com.
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Published in Rockford Register Star from May 2 to May 3, 2012