Mildred Irene Windhauser

Mildred Irene Windhauser passed away at home in Maple Lake Wednesday, Feb. 16, 2000. She had reached the age of 81 years, eight months, and 18 days.

Mildred was born May 29, 1918 in Thompson, Iowa to Eric and Anna (Velde) Tungland. Mildred was baptized, confirmed, and went to school in Thompson.

Mildred moved to Worthington, Minn. It was there she married Raymond "Stub" Benjamin. Ray passed away in a farm accident in 1942.

Mildred then married Raymond Windhauser. The couple made their first home in Minneapolis and then other places in Minnesota.

Mildred worked in hospitals as a housekeeper most of her life, most recently at Hennepin County Medical Center for 17 years. She retired from there in 1982.

In 1983 her husband, Raymond passed away. Soon after that Mildred moved to Towering Pines Apartments in Howard Lake. After suffering a stroke in 1990, Mildred went to live with daughter, Judy, in Maple Lake.

Mildred loved cats, enjoyed reading the Guidepost and Billy Graham. She had a love for doing puzzles.

Mildred is survived by her children, Marie (Fred) Reimer of Montrose, Judy Lucken of Maple Lake, Mark Windhauser of Minneapolis, and Bradley Windhauser of Monticello, 10 grandchildren, 17 great-grandchildren, and one great-great-grandchild.

Mildred was preceded in death by her parents, her two husbands, son Randy; daughter Madelyn Scharlepp; grandson William Scharlepp; great-grandson Nicholas Anderson; great-great-granddaughter, Alexis Scharlepp; sisters, Judy Hanson and Elnora Tungland, brothers, Sig Tungland, Thor Tungland, and Elmer Tungland.

Funeral services were Saturday, Feb. 19, 2 p.m. at Presbyterian Chruch, Howard Lake with the Rev. Lisa Rossi officiating. Music was provided by Vicky Berg and Joanne Zander.

Pallbearers were Richard Anderson, Pat Lucken, Jolene Marchessault, Allen Richardson, Michael Scharlepp, Randy Scharlepp and Larry Tungland.

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