|Birth: ||Sep. 21, 1912|
|Death: ||Mar. 5, 2005|
Mildred A. Tanking, 92, Seneca, died Saturday, March 05, 2005, at Life Care Center in Seneca, where she had been a resident since she and her husband entered in 2002.
She was born September 21, 1912, on a farm east of Seneca, the daughter of William and Zella Simmons Winkler. She attended Triumph School # 16, helped on the family farm, and helped raise her twin sisters.
On April 8, 1931, she married Carl F. Tanking at Sts. Peter & Paul Church in Seneca. They lived and farmed east of Seneca and south of Centralia before moving to a farm south of Baileyville in 1944. They retired and moved to Seneca in 1969. They celebrated their 50th and 60th wedding anniversaries, and had been married over 70 years when Carl died January 26, 2002.
She was a member of Sts. Peter & Paul Church and St. Ann's Altar Society at the church. She enjoyed fishing with her husband. She did a lot of embroidery and crocheting, making keepsakes for her family.
Survivors are a son, Leonard Tanking of Vermillion; two daughters, Pat Dalinghaus of Seneca and Joan Boyd of Olathe; a sister, Zita Becker of Hiawatha; three granddaughters, twelve great-grandchildren, and four great-great-grandchildren.
Besides her husband she was preceded in death by an infant son, William Carl on January 10, 1936; two granddaughters, Connie Remby, April 1, 2003 and Jackie Berkley, December 16, 2003; an infant brother, Raymond; and three sisters Rita McCasey, Bernadine Stegeman Johnson and Evelyn Haverkamp.
Mass of Christian burial will be offered Wednesday at 10:30 AM at Sts. Peter & Paul Church in Seneca. Burial will be in the church cemetery. The rosary will be prayed at 2 and 7 PM Tuesday at the Lauer Funeral Home in Seneca, where she will lie in state after 8:30 AM on Tuesday.
Memorials may be given for Sts. Peter & Paul Cemetery or Sacred Heart Cemetery and sent in care of the family.
William Joseph Winkler (1883 - 1952)
Zella Cecelia Symmonds Winkler (1890 - 1962)
Carl F Tanking (1907 - 2002)
William Carl Tanking (1935 - 1936)*
Raphael Winkler (1908 - 1909)*
Evelyn M Winkler Haverkamp (1911 - 2003)*
Mildred A Winkler Tanking (1912 - 2005)
Bernadine Dorothy Winkler Johnson (1913 - 1990)*
Rita Alice Winkler McAsey (1923 - 1983)*
Zita M. Winkler Becker (1923 - 2008)*
Saints Peter and Paul Cemetery
Maintained by: *Camille*
Originally Created by: Sherry
Record added: Dec 14, 2007
Find A Grave Memorial# 23398964