Mildred Ada Dery

Mildred Ada Dery

Female 1913 - 2009  (96 years)

Personal Information    |    Media    |    Event Map    |    All    |    PDF

  • Name Mildred Ada Dery 
    Born 14 Jan 1913  Bear Creek, Outagamie Co, Wisconsin Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Gender Female 
    Died 14 Oct 2009 
    Buried Highland Memorial Park, Appleton, Outagamie Co, Wisconsin Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Notes 
    • October 16, 2009

      Arnoldussen, Mildred Ada (Dery)

      Mildred Ada (Dery) Arnoldussen passed away Wednesday, October 14, 2009, at Oakridge Gardens. She was born January 14, 1913, daughter of the late George and Lucinda Dery in Bear Creek. Millie graduated from Bear Creek High School. Millie loved to dance and told stories of their dancing outings at Waverly Beach. Millie never learned to drive, because the first time out she ended up in the ditch and that was it for her. Millie went on to school at Oshkosh Business College where she met a witty, handsome, enduring young man whom she fell deeply in love with, her Harry P. They were married June 20, 1936 — a love affair that lasted 64 years until Harry's death in 2001. Upon their graduation and marriage, Millie and Harry moved to Milwaukee, where Millie worked in the office of an advertising agency.

      In 1940, Millie and Harry bought the Red Owl grocery store in Fremont. She used to joke that they were the butcher, the baker and sometimes the candlestick maker. Their daughter Jane Lou was born June 24, 1943. Jane brought much joy and happiness to Millie and Harry. After eight hard years of work, the grocery store was sold when Millie and her family moved to Appleton. In 1953, their son Joseph was born — her family was now complete. In 1959, the family moved to the north side of Appleton where they joined St. Pius X Parish. Millie is a deeply religious woman who thanks God for all her blessings each day of her life. Millie was very involved with her church where she worked in the kitchen, credit union and church picnics. In 1981, she was named St. Pius X Woman of the Year. Whenever they needed a volunteer, Millie was there to help. Millie loved to bowl, play bridge with many of her friends and loved to cook. You never walked away from her table hungry. Her grandchildren have brought her much happiness. God blessed her with three grandsons, one granddaughter and later, four great-grandchildren. Her grandchildren would say if you look in the dictionary under Grandmother you will find the picture of Grandma Millie. With her quiet ways and loving heart, they cherished her deeply. Millie had been at Oakridge Gardens for over two years. She enjoyed the friendly and caring staff, constant activities and all "her girls."

      Millie is survived by her daughter, Jane Neubauer, Waukesha; her son, Joseph (Sheila), Appleton; four grandchildren: Kathy (Todd) Legault, Bloomington, MN; Pat (Katy) Neubauer, Eagle, WI; Joel Arnoldussen and Bret (Abby) Arnoldussen, both of Appleton; four great-grandchildren; Andy and Janae Legault, Izaac and Maleny Neubauer and Conner Arnoldussen who is due any day.

      She was preceded in death by a brother and sister-in-law: Floyd (Elsie) Dery and a son-in-law; Paul "Skip" Neubauer.

      A Mass of Christian Burial will be held at 12 p.m. on Saturday, October 17, 2009, at St. Pius X Parish, 500 W. Marquette St., Appleton. Visitation will be held from 9 a.m. until the hour of Mass on Saturday at the church.

      But the people who trust in the Lord will become strong again. They will rise up as an eagle in the sky, they will run and not need rest, they will walk and not become tired. Isaiah 40:31

      VALLEY FUNERAL HOME
      2211 N. Richmond Street
      Appleton, WI 54911
      920-733-5435
      www.valleyfh.com
      "Serving as would be Served"
    Person ID I80347  Little Chute Historical Society
    Last Modified 15 Oct 2009 

    Father George Dery,   b. 07 Nov 1884,   d. 05 May 1967  (Age 82 years) 
    Mother Lucinda Williams,   b. 28 Nov 1887,   d. 30 May 1964  (Age 76 years) 
    Married 26 Jun 1906 
    Family ID F83539  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family Ancestors Harry P Arnoldussen,   b. 03 Jun 1913, Little Chute, Outagamie, Wisconsin Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 29 Mar 2001, Appleton, Outagamie, Wisconsin Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 87 years) 
    Married 20 Jun 1936  Bear Creek, Outagamie Co, Wisconsin Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Children 
    +1. Living
    +2. Living
    Family ID F31248  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Event Map
    Link to Google MapsBorn - 14 Jan 1913 - Bear Creek, Outagamie Co, Wisconsin Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsMarried - 20 Jun 1936 - Bear Creek, Outagamie Co, Wisconsin Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsBuried - - Highland Memorial Park, Appleton, Outagamie Co, Wisconsin Link to Google Earth
     = Link to Google Earth 
    Pin Legend Address Street Location Hamlet Parish Town City Township Area County/Shire Province Region State Country Continent Not Set

  • Photos
    80347a.jpg
    80347a.jpg
    80347b.jpg
    80347b.jpg
    PrayerCards/p80347a.jpg
    PrayerCards/p80347a.jpg