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 Mildred Ethel <I>Horst</I> Keilitz

Mildred Ethel Horst Keilitz

Akron, Tuscola County, Michigan, USA
Death 19 Jun 2012 (aged 97)
Sanford, Seminole County, Florida, USA
Burial Cass City, Tuscola County, Michigan, USA
Memorial ID 92760884 · View Source
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Mildred, 97, passed away on Tuesday, at Heritage of Lake Forest, Sanford, Florida. Mildred was born to John D. and Zella (Fuester) Horst.

She resided in Caro and St. Helen, Las Vegas, Nevada and Central Florida. Mildred was a June 1932 graduate of Akron High School. On October 8, 1932, she married Otto E. Keilitz. Mildred was a long-time State of Michigan employee, having worked at the Caro Regional Center as Kitchen Manager.

She enjoyed crocheting lovely Afghans and baby layettes, baking pies with Northern Spy Apples, playing euchre with friends and family, her Red Hat Ladies, watercolor painting and games of UNO with Margaret and Elaine.

Mildred is survived by her children, Gene (Marlene) Keilitz of Traverse City, Onalee Hopper of Deford, and Margaret Keilitz and Elaine Thompson of Mt. Dora, Florida. Mildred is also survived by seven grandchildren, eleven great-grandchildren, and five great-great-grandchildren. Also left to remember Mildred are her sisters, Donna Llewellyn, Joan (Dean) Kritzman, Norine (Jerry) Kruchkow, Maxine Fox, Ethel (Jim) Albertson; brother-in-law, Edwin Rayl; and brother, Walter (Norene) Horst.

Mildred was preceded in death by her husband, Otto on September 3, 1982; sisters, Ruby, Gwendolyn, and Marion; brothers-in-law, Russell Peck, Art and Tim Llewellyn, and Charley Fox; sons-in-law, Theron "Whitey" Hopper and John Thompson; grandsons, Kim and Kyle Hopper; and parents, John and Zella.

A funeral service was held Saturday, June 23, 2012 at the Ransford Collon Funeral Home, Caro, Michigan, with Rev. Judy Esckilsen officiating.

There was a private burial.

Memorial contributions may be directed to Vitas Innovative Hospice, Maitland, FL

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  • Created by: Theron & Helen Smith
  • Added: 29 Jun 2012
  • Find A Grave Memorial 92760884
  • Find A Grave, database and images ( : accessed ), memorial page for Mildred Ethel Horst Keilitz (16 Mar 1915–19 Jun 2012), Find A Grave Memorial no. 92760884, citing Novesta Township Cemetery, Cass City, Tuscola County, Michigan, USA ; Maintained by Theron & Helen Smith (contributor 46935364) .