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 Teacher√¢‚Ç¨‚Ñ¢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. ... Read More
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Deanna & Darrell, My sympathy in the loss of your mother. We are never ready to let go of a parent no matter what age they are. Your mother was a wonderful lady with the sweetest smile. Hold on to all your special memo... more
Losing someone young is never expected and very difficult to accept. I am really sorry for your loss. At times like these spend time with your loved ones and take it easy on yourself. It is going to be a very bumpy road.... more
Deanna and Darrell - My sincere sympathy on the loss of your mother. My parents thought highly of Mildred and Raldo and I don't think I have ever known a kinder or sweeter person than your mother. You brought them so... more
Deanna and Darrell: I just learned of your mother passing away. May she rest in peace. Such a nice, sweet lady. I plan to come to visitation tonight. Again, my sympathy to you and your family.
Deanna and Darrell - your Mom was very special and I know you'll both miss her very much. I have many happy memories of spending time at your house when I was young. Mildred was always very caring and kind. You have my... more
Deanna & Darrell Our sincere condolences for the loss of your Mother. I was so upset to open the paper this evening and find her obituary. Our apologies for not being able to attend her services tonight. It was too la... more