Mildred ‘Millie’ Long - March 07, 2010
Mildred Marie Long was born July 31, 1926, at Enders, Neb., to Theodore William and Susie Virginia (Herbert) Einspahr. She was baptized in Imperial on Oct. 17, 1926. Millie attended school at Wauneta, Neb., through the 10th grade and finished her high school education with a GED.
Millie married Matthew Haskel (Bud) Long on May 15, 1943, at the Court House in McCook, Neb., and the couple settled in Wauneta where they made their home until present. Millie became a confirmed member of Redeemer Lutheran Church on Dec. 31, 1948.
She worked at the Wauneta Creamery, was employed as a cook at the Wauneta Plains Cafe and worked for Ronald Acton for several years. Millie enjoyed making quilts and had produced over 100 quilts for the Orphan Grain Train. She especially enjoyed her grandchildren and great grandchildren who all knew where grandma’s cookie drawer was located.
Millie passed away Sunday afternoon, March 7, 2010, at the Chase County Community Hospital, Imperial, Neb. She was 83 years of age.
Survivors include: daughters: Judy and husband Virgil Doetker of Palisade and Patsy Wickizer, also of Palisade; eight grandchildren: Dixie, Karla, Sonja, Ritchie, Karl, Vicki, Jennifer and Teresa; 20 great grandchildren and two great great grandchildren; sisters: Beulah Purdy of Wauneta, Norma and husband Joe Schultz of Wauneta, and Delores and husband, Claude Cappel, of McCook, Neb.; brothers: Wayne Einspahr and wife, Shirley, of Sutherland, Neb., Donald Einspahr and wife, Pat, of McCook and Alvin Einspahr and wife, Kaye, of Enders.
Millie was preceded in death by her parents, Ted and Susie; husband Bud; two brothers, Richard and Robert; two grandchildren and one great granddaughter.
Funeral services were held Friday morning, March 12, 2010, at 10:30 a.m. at Redeemer Lutheran Church, Wauneta, with Pastor Greg Stuckwisch officiating. Music was provided by organist, Berneta Steinert. Hymn selections chosen were “Amazing Grace,” sung by LeAnn, Melisa and Pastor Gary Hunt and the congregational hymns, “My Faith Looks Up To Thee” and “Abide With Me.”
Pallbearers were Millie’s grandsons and great grandsons: Ritchie Wickizer, Eric Scarbrough, Karl Wickizer, Casey Wickizer, Douglas Wickizer and Matthew Wickizer.
Honorary pallbearers were granddaughters: Dixie Wickizer, Vicki Brown, Sonja Sailors, Jennifer Jones, Karla Lipska and Teresa Barrett.
A memorial has been established to Redeemer Lutheran Church, Wauneta.
Interment was at Riverside Cemetery, Wauneta, with Liewer Funeral Home of Wauneta in charge of arrangements.