Mildred Lorraine Kelting, daughter of Louis Henry and Mary Wilhelmina Copp Kelting, was born on August 25, 1924 in Wheatland, Iowa. She was a 1942 graduate of Wheatland High School and graduated from the TeacherâˆšÂ¢â€šÃ‡Â¨â€šÃ‘Â¢s College in Cedar Falls. On June 29, 1945, Mildred was married to Raldo Claus Riedesel in Wheatland. Mildred was a teacher, homemaker, farmwife, mother and grandmother and musician. She was a member of the Peace Church of Christ United, Bennett, Peace Church Guild, Garden Club and a volunteer at the Tipton Senior Center. She was also a member of the Cedar Ramblers, playing the accordion in several bands and entertaining at senior centers and care centers.
Mildred is survived by her daughter, Deanna, and son-in-law Jon Blanchard of Oregon, WI., and her son, Darrell Riedesel of Tipton, grandchildren, Jessica, Amber and Ali Blanchard; sisters, Ellen Horstmann and Margery (Melvin) Wiebel, both of Lowden, Ia. She was preceded in death by her parents, husband, and sister, Marie Schmidt.
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