Thursday, February 17th, 2011
Mildred M. Dues, 89, Philothea, died at 8 p.m. Feb. 16, 2011, at Briarwood Village in Coldwater.
She was born May 12, 1921, in St. Anthony, to Henry and Ida Moeder Loshe. On Aug. 28, 1946, she married August G. Dues, who died Sept. 21, 2004.
Surviving are nine children, Joyce (Jim) Ontrop, Coldwater, Jean (Don) Wynk, Montezuma, Bob (Jean) Dues, St. Peter, Ron (Lil) Dues, St. Anthony, Dick (Laurie) Dues, St. Peter, Bill (Lisa) Dues, St. Anthony, Bonnie (Bob) Fortkamp, Coldwater, Ed (Carol) Dues, St. Joseph, and Gerry Dues, Philothea; a sister, Sr. Norbertine Loshe, Coldwater; a sister-in-law, Lou Ann Timmerman, Philothea; 30 grandchildren and 45 great-grandchildren.
Also deceased are two grandchildren; four brothers, Rev. Norbert Loshe, Aloys Loshe, Werner Loshe and Bernard Loshe; and in-laws, Irene (Paul) Homan, Clara (Urban) Hemmelgarn and Robert Timmerman.
She was the oldest member of the St. Marys Catholic Church in Philothea, and its Ladies Sodality. She also was a homemaker.
Funeral Mass is 10:30 a.m. Saturday at the church. Burial is at the church cemetery.
Calling is 2-8 p.m. Friday and 9-10 a.m. Saturday at Hogenkamp Funeral Home in Coldwater.
Memorials may be made to the State of the Heart Hospice.
Condolences may be left at hogenkampfh.com.