ORD, Neb. -- Millie Winterfeld, 71 of Ord died Thursday, Sept. 9, 2004, at her home at Ord, Neb., after a lengthy battle with cancer.
Mildred Ann "Millie" was born July 31, 1933, at home in rural Akron, the daughter of William and Evelyn (Smith) Gronemeyer. Millie was baptized and confirmed and married at St. John's Lutheran Church in Craig. She lived with her family in Plymouth County, and attended rural grade school and attended Le Mars Central High School.
Millie was married to Wayne Winterfeld Dec. 10, 1950, at Craig. They lived in Elkhorn, Neb., from 1960 to 1966. They moved to Ord in 1966 and lived there until 1980. They lived in Fairbury, Neb., from 1980 to 1988 moving back to Ord in 1988.
Millie worked as a cook, waitress, secretary, grocery clerk, and photography studio assistant.
Survivors include her husband, Wayne of Ord; four sons and daughters-in-law, Mike and Dianne Winterfeld of Brighton, Colo., Joel and Linda Winterfeld of Kersey, Colo., Phil and Shari Winterfeld of Broomfield, Colo., John and Debbie Winterfeld of Las Vegas, Nev.; three daughters and sons-in-law, Julie and Dave Wolf of Lincoln, Neb., Patricia Haynes and Dave Westberg of Highlands Ranch, Colo., Susan and Harry Scheidt of Lincoln, Neb.; three sisters and brothers-in-law, Jean Hartmann of Le Mars, Edie and Ron Sechler of Meriden, and Norma and Tom Flint of Wilmer, Ala.; 13 grandchildren, Laurie and Todd Linke, Erin and Art Becker, Leah and Steve Heinauer, Ryan Wolf and Staci Shrader, Jake Wolf, Cheneile Haynes, Nick Scheidt, Tina Scheidt, Jami Winterfeld and Adam Woodard, Layne Winterfeld, Tarah Winterfeld, Beck Winterfeld and John Winterfeld; and two great-grandchildren, Kaylei and Lynzi Becker.
She was preceded in death by her parents; a sister, Dorothy Semple; and two brothers, Glenn and Russ Gronemeyer.
Memorial services were held today (Monday) at 11 a.m. at the Bethany Lutheran Church at Ord with the Rev. Robert Caldwell officiating. The body was cremated.
A book signing and receiving of friends was held Saturday from 5 to 7 p.m. at the Ord Memorial Chapel. Memorials may be given to the Ord City Park, Bethany Lutheran Church or the American Cancer Society. Ord Memorial Chapel is in charge of arrangements.