Mildred Bode

Bode, Mildred "Millie"

Mildred M. Bode, "Millie", 92, formerly of 154 E. Prospect Street, Port Washington, peacefully passed Thursday, January 17, 2013, at the Harbor Club, Port Washington where she had lived the past three years.

She was born on April 21, 1920 in Belgium, WI; daughter of Mary Walter and Henry Bittner. She grew up on the family farm. As a young girl she worked at the former Mayer Hotel in Port Washington and waitressed at Smith Bros. Restaurant.

On May 8, 1943, she married Killian Bode of Port Washington, at St. Mary's Catholic Church in Port Washington. Together they raised their family. Taking great pride in her family and home, Millie was a great cook and enjoyed quilting. Grandma and great-grandma were her most popular titles. She was an inspector for the Orion Company in Grafton, retiring in 1994 after over 20 years. She was a faithful woman, prayed the rosary, was active with St. Mary's Christian Women and funeral fellowships for many years. She also volunteered with the annual parish dinner. She and Killian were very social. They enjoyed snowmobiling with family and friends and later bus gambling junkets. She will be remembered for her helpful giving spirit and friendly smile. Killian preceded her in death on February 22, 2011.

She is survived by her children, Mary Margaret (David) Decker of the town of Belgium; Vernon (Donna) Bode of Fredonia; and Killian (Judy) Body, Jr. of Atlanta, GA; seven grandchildren, 13 great-grandchildren; two sisters, Marie Weyker of Grafton; and Theresa (Earl) Oelhafen of Sheboygan; two sisters-in-law, Ginny Bittner of Belgium; and Valarie Bittner of Port Washington; nieces, nephews, other relatives and friends. She is preceded in death by her husband, Killian; sisters, Estella Eischen and Helen Deppiesse; and brothers, Wilbert, Donald, Ervin and LeRoy Bittner.

Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated at 7:30 p.m. Tuesday, January 22, 2013, at St. Mary Catholic Church, 430 N. Johnson Street, Port Washington. Reverend Patrick Wendt and Reverend James Ernster will con-celebrate. Visitation will take place from 4 to 7:15 p.m. Tuesday AT CHURCH with a 4 p.m. rosary lead by the members of St. Mary's Christian Women. Burial will be at St. Mary's Cemetery in Lake Church, town of Belgium. Memorials to the appreciated.

Information and condolences available at www.poolefh.com or 262/284-4431. POOLE FUNERAL HOME/Crematory, Port Washington assisting the family.

Funeral Home

Poole Funeral Home
203 North Wisconsin Street Port Washington, WI 53074
(262) 284-4431

Published in Sheboygan Press on Jan. 21, 2013