Mildred Augusta Emma Ortloff Renneke, 90 of Belle Plaine, passed away into the arms of Jesus with family by her side on May 27, 2019. She is now with her beloved husband Orville, dancing the night away.
Celebration of her life will be Thursday, June 6, 2019 at 11 am at Zion United Church of Christ, LeSueur, with visitation from 9-11. Lunch will be served after the service.
Millie was born to Christ and Augusta Ortloff on April 20,1929. She was the youngest of 6 siblings, brothers Al, Richard, and Herman, and sisters, Mable and Leona, now all deceased. She graduated from Arlington High School as valedictorian of her class. During high school she met the love of her life, Orville, and was married to him for 71 years until his death in December.
She always told everyone that she met-doctors, care providers that she had 6 girls, Renee (Bruce), Connie (Randy),Nancy, Jill (Dan), Deb(Dave), and Terry (Randy). She also had 17 grandchildren and 30 great grandchildren to carry on their legacy.
She and Orville farmed from the beginning, living on Pony Rd, southwest of Belle Plaine. She could throw bales, plow and work the farm as well as anyone. For years she sewed all of her daughters clothes, and as the grandchildren graduated, many received quilts. She loved gardening, flowers and took care of the altar guild at Zion fo r many years. She also was an excellent cook for her large family on most holidays. In between all of these activities, she and Dad would travel with their RV to almost all of the states. Branson was one of their top destinations.
She will be missed and remembered by many. Memorials preferred to the American Stroke Association.