May 9, 1922 - March 31, 2021
Mildred T. Wedel, 98, of Beloit, WI, went home to be with her Lord on Wednesday, March 31, 2021. She had a long, blessed life and was in turn a blessing to many. Mildred was born on May 9, 1922, in Arlington, Wisconsin, the daughter of Fred and Mildred (Inslee) Thistle. The family moved to Lodi, Wisconsin, in 1929. Mildred graduated from Lodi High School with the class of 1940. She worked in the school at the Badger Ordnance plant near Baraboo during World War II. After the war, she joined the dental office of Al and Fred Dipple in Baraboo, where she met her future husband, Oscar Wedel. They were married in 1948 and moved to Portage, Wisconsin in 1949, where they began raising their five children. In 1962, the family moved to Beloit and built their home in 1964, where they lived for the rest of their lives. Mildred was a faithful member of St. John’s Lutheran Church in Portage and of St. John’s Lutheran Church in Beloit. She was involved with Homemakers Club, Cub Scouts, Girl Scouts, PTA, Aid Association for Lutherans, and many parochial school activities. She was involved in her community for many years as an election official. Mildred and Oscar had been married for almost 72 years when Oscar passed last year. Their children are Linda (Phil) Eberle of Hickory, NC; Greg (Jenny), of Kalamazoo, MI; Ann (Larry) Rubin, of Monona, WI; and Gary (Jean) and Karl (Carrie) Wedel, of Beloit. They have sixteen grandchildren and twenty-six great-grandchildren. Mildred was a loving wife, mother, grandmother, and great-grandmother. She enjoyed reading, camping, visiting friends, gardening, cooking, canning, making horseradish, birdwatching, and cursing the squirrels. Mildred and Oscar loved to travel. They took many trips across the country in their camper, they explored Alaska, Hawaii, Canada, and Mexico, and they went on a self-guided tour of Ireland with their daughters, their husbands, and grandson, Brian. They made annual trips to Michigan to pick blue berries and peaches. In Wisconsin, they picked apples and strawberries and gathered cranberries. Mildred was blessed with an amazing memory. She was the family historian, keeper of legends, and consummate storyteller, recalling the details that brought her stories to life. She will be greatly missed. Survivors include all her children, grandchildren, and great grandchildren, and many nieces and nephews. She was predeceased by her husband, parents, brothers Laurel and Delos (Toby) Thistle, and sister Gladys Schill. A celebration of life will be held at Daley Murphy Wisch Funeral Home in Beloit on Saturday May 8 at 11:00 a.m. The service will be broadcast live and be available at www.daleymurphywisch.com. The Inurnment will be on Monday May 10 at 11:00 a.m. at Southern Wisconsin Veterans Memorial Cemetery in Union Grove Face masks and social distancing are required. Memorials may be given in her name to St. John’s Lutheran Church, 1000 Bluff Street, Beloit, WI. The family would like to thank friends and relatives for their love and support, particularly during this past year, including Pastor Dennis Roser, Home Instead, and Agrace Hospice.
Mildred T. Wedel, 98, of Beloit, WI, went home to be with her Lord on Wednesday, March 31, 2021. She had a long, blessed life and was in turn a blessing to many. Mildred was born on May 9, 1922, in Arlington, Wisconsin, the daughter of Fred... View Obituary & Service Information
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