Mildred M. (Fredrickson) Taube, 95, a lifelong resident of Cannon Falls, died on Thursday, November 8, 2012 at Twin Rivers Senior Campus.
She was born on December 4, 1916 to Axel and Ida (Lorenson) Fredrickson. She attended Cannon Falls and Randolph Schools and was a lifelong member of St. Ansgar's Lutheran Church in Cannon Falls.
Millie was united in marriage to Herman Taube on October 2, 1937 at the Vasa chapel. They farmed in the Cannon Falls area where she took pride in their vegetable and fruit gardens. She worked for several years at the Spectacular Products/Princess Soft Toy factory in Cannon Falls. She enjoyed playing the piano, crocheting, embroidering and reading. She was especially busy at Christmas time with her many kinds of cookies, bars and candies and everyone looked forward to the goodies sent home with them.
Millie was a resident of Park Street Apartments for 16 years after moving off the farm, and then moved to Twin Rivers Senior Campus in March, 2010.
She is survived by three children, Betty Lou (Ernie) Sparstad and Jerry (LuRene) Taube, all of Cannon Falls and Shirley Braun of St. Cloud; seven grandchildren, Steven, Timothy, Sheri, Sandra, Eric, Teresa and Jeffrey; 23 great-grandchildren and seven great-great-grandchildren; sister and brother-in-law, Helen and Carl Benson of Cannon Falls; sister-in-law, Leatrice Fredrickson of Red Wing; and nieces and nephews.
She was preceded in death by her parents; husband, Herman, on January 1, 1994; brother, Gordon Fredrickson on August 17, 2005; and son-in-law, William "Bill" Braun on January 10, 2012.
Funeral service was held at St. Ansgar's Lutheran Church on Monday, November 12. Interment followed at the Cannon Falls Cemetery.
Pallbearers were Donald Taube, Richard Taube, Michael Taube, Robert Benson, Frank Landsberger and Dennis Smith.
Her wish was to have memorials given to St. Ansgar's Lutheran Church in lieu of flowers.
Arrangements by Lundberg Funeral Home in Cannon Falls.