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Mildred Kienitz, 91

Jan 24, 2011

Blue Earth – Mildred Kienitz, age 91, of Blue Earth, died Jan. 14, 2011, at United Hospital, Blue Earth.

Funeral Services were held Jan. 18, 2011, at St. Paul Lutheran Church, in Blue Earth. The Rev. Dale Kohrs officiated. Burial was in Riverside Cemetery, Blue Earth. Patton Funeral Home and Cremation Service was in charge of arrangements.

Mildred was born Dec. 31, 1919, in Blue Earth, the daughter of Otto and Lena (Kammin) Ehrich. She was raised in Elmore Township where she attended District 80 country school and St. John’s School. She was married to Keith E. Hull on Sept. 26, 1947, at St. Paul Lutheran Church, in Blue Earth. The couple resided in Guckeen. Keith died in 1953 and Mildred later moved to Blue Earth in 1970. She was married to Rudolph “Rudy” Kienitz on April 1, 1978, and she moved to his farm northeast of Blue Earth. Mildred moved back to Blue Earth following Rudy’s death in 1998 where she was a member of St. Paul Lutheran Church, Lutheran Missionary League and the VFW Auxiliary. She worked as a cook at the Huntley Schools and as a nurses’ aide at St. Luke’s Lutheran Care Center for more than 10 years. She enjoyed playing cards, knitting, crocheting and baking, especially Aunt Sally Cookies.

Mildred is survived by her son, Earl (Marcia) Hull, of Minnesota Lake; daughter, Janet (Gene) Zabel, of Blue Earth; four grandchildren, Chris (Amy) Hull, Jenn (Nick) Banks, Jay (Mandy) Zabel, and Brett Zabel; five great-grandchildren, Aaron Hull, Bryce and Brandon Banks, and Jared and Annie Zabel.

She was preceded in death by her parents; two husbands; a brother, Lawrence (Eleanor) Ehrich; sister, Elnora (Ralph) Mensing; and a great-grandson, Zachary Hull.

Web tributes may be left at www.pattonfh.com