The memorial service for Mildred “Millie” Zillgitt, 96, of Adams,MN will be at 11:00 A.M. on Tuesday (April 23, 2019) at the Stewartville United Methodist Church with Rev. Wane Souhrada officiating. Burial will follow at Woodlawn Cemetery in Stewartville. Mrs. Zillgitt died on Tuesday (April 16, 2019) of natural causes at the Adams Health Care Center.
Mildred Jane Finley was born on May 9, 1922 in Jordan Twsp, Fillmore County, MN to Walter and Winifred(Markham) Finley. She grew up on the family farm and attended rural schools. Millie was married on May 9, 1940 to Lloyd Ferguson. They had five children and lived in Fillmore County. They were later divorced. Millie was married on February 23, 1957 to Orrin Zillgitt. After their marriage the couple lived in many locations including Rochester, Stewartville Dexter and LeRoy. They had two sons. Millie was a homemaker and was employed as a housekeeper in Rochester and an assembly worker at Lake Center Industries in Stewartville. Orrin and Millie attended Methodist churches in Rochester, Dexter and Stewartville. In 1990 the couple moved to Leroy,MN. Mr. Zillgitt died on May 3, 2002. In August of 2003, Millie married Robert Greene and they made their home in Leroy. Mr. Greene died on February 14, 2011. Millie moved to the Cedar Court Apartments in Adams, MN and lived in her apartment until her death. She was an avid horsewoman and enjoyed riding with family and friends and the Rochester Saddle Club. She was a great cook, enjoyed gardening, bird watching and playing cards and conversations with friends and family. She looked forward to visits from her grandchildren and loved spending time with, and holding her new great - grandbabies
She is survived by her daughter –Irene Ferguson – Stiles of Dallas,TX; 4 sons – Dale(Kathy) Ferguson of Gulfport,MS; Max Ferguson(Nancy Kantor) of Chatfield,MN; Rick(Colette) Zillgitt of Dexter and Terry(Deb) Zillgitt of Mason City,IA; 24 Grandchildren and 33 Great-Grandchildren; 2 sisters – Kay(Dave) Powell of LasVegas,NVand Iva Smith of Plainvew,MN; 2 brothers – Howard Finley of Stewartville and Albert Finley of Rochester. She was preceded in death by her husbands, an infant daughter-Lucille, her daughter –Marilyn Harfield and son – Melvin Ferguson, her parents, 3 sisters and 7 brothers.
A time of visitation for family and friends will be held 1 hr. prior to the service at the United Methodist Church in Stewartville on Tuesday morning. Arrangements are with Griffin-Gray Funeral Home in Stewartville. Condolences and memories of Millie are welcome at www.griffin-gray.com
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