Mildred L. (Millie) Hachfeld passed away August 6, 2014, with loving family surrounding her while listening to "Welcome to My Father's House" at United Hospital, St. Paul.
Funeral services will be at St. Luke's Church, Faribault, on Wednesday, August 13, 2014 at 10:30 a.m. with the Reverend Aaron Brockmeier officiating. Interment will be at Meadow Ridge Memorial Park, Faribault.
Visitation will be at the Boldt Funeral Home, Faribault, on Tuesday, August 12, 2014 from 4 to 7 p.m. and also at the church for one hour prior to the service on Wednesday.
Millie, the daughter of William and Ella (Haefemeyer) Tatge, was born December 3, 1922, and raised in Wheeling Township of Rice County. Baptized, confirmed, and married at St. Johns United Church of Christ, Wheeling Township, where she had been very active in the church youth fellowship, a Sunday school teacher, and sang in the choir. She was very active in 4-H, winning many blue ribbons. She attended rural school district #27. She and her mother moved to Faribault in 1943 where she began working at Umbriet's Grocery as a clerk and delivering groceries during WW II. On June 12, 1946, she married Elmer Hachfeld who preceded her in death on September 17, 1993. She worked for many years as a cook at Faribault Senior High School. Before retiring in 1995, she worked for 15 years at Nelson's Super Value in the bakery. She always enjoyed her work and the people she worked with, but had to give up after many hip and knee surgeries. She belonged to many groups at St. Luke's Church, garden and card clubs, and was a member of the Eastern Star for over 50 years. When she was able, she enjoyed working outdoors and also liked doing crafts. In 1989, she put together a scrapbook of special pictures and writings of how life was when she and Elmer were growing up. Each of her children got one on their birthdays and the grandchildren when they graduated from high school. She always enjoyed visitors, especially family, grandchildren, and great grandchildren.
She is survived by two children, Janice (Jerome) Patterson of Eden Prairie, Dale (Diane) Hachfeld of Mankato, and her son's wife, Judith Hachfeld of Minnetonka; grandchildren, William (Dawn) Hachfeld of Apple Valley, granddaughter-in-law Jennifer (Wandell) Hachfeld of Abita Springs LA, Barrett and Jonah Hachfeld of Minnetonka, Joshua Hachfeld in the U.S. Navy, Laura (Jason) Bauer of Eau Claire WI, Jacob Hachfeld of Columbia Heights, and Nicholas Hachfeld of Mankato; great grandchildren Amara, Elise, and Claire Hachfeld and Travis, Trevor, and Tyler Bauer; sister-in-laws Lenora, Jean, and Betsy Hachfeld, many dear nieces and nephews, and her life long friend, Elaine Miller.
She was preceded in death by her parents, husband, Elmer (Al), son, Donavon, grandsons, Brent, Zachary, and Micah Hachfeld, her brother, Willard Tatge (and wife Senora), and a sister, Selma in infancy.
Memorials are preferred to St. Luke's Church of Faribault or the Arthritis Foundation.
Name: Doug Larson
Date: Wednesday August 13, 2014
With deepest sympathy for your loss.
Name: Denise Carver VanOrsow
Date: Thursday August 07, 2014
Keeping the Hachfeld family in my thoughts and prayers. Dale and Diane and family, Janice and Jerry - I am so sorry for your loss. So many Fox Lake memories.. even though it was back in the 70's. The good ol' days. Your parents were always so welcoming to all the kids that seemed to gather at your cabin. Water skiing seemed to be the most prevalent activity. God surely has kept a special spot for Mic. in heaven. I know she has been welcomed HOME! Reunited with Elmer and Don and others that have gone before her. With my deepest sympathy ... Denise "Carver" VanOrsow better known to Dale as "Deets" !!! : )
Name: Irene Helgeson
Date: Thursday August 07, 2014
My prayers are with you and your families. Millie was a wonderful woman!! I had the pleasure of working with her at Nelson's for years and I than with delivering groceries to her for the past two years.. I always loved going to her house and the things we would talk about was great. Her family was very important to her and she always had something new to tell me about the family when I came. I will truly miss Millie!!!