Macken Funeral Home Memorial Photo

Date of Birth:
Thursday, December 20, 1923
Date of Death:
Friday, March 22, 2013
Age:
89 years old

Mildred T. Slawson

Visitation

Date: Sunday March 24, 2013
Time: 5:00 pm - 8:00 pm

Prayer Service: 7:30 pm

Location: River Park Chapel at Macken Funeral Home [ view map ]

Second Visitation

Date: Monday March 25, 2013
Time: 11:00 am - 12:00 pm

Location: Holy Spirit Catholic Church [ view map ]

Funeral Mass

Date: Monday March 25, 2013
Time: 12:00 pm

Location: Holy Spirit Catholic Church [ view map ]

Burial

Location: St. Peter and Paul Cemetery (Rural Kellogg, MN)

Macken Funeral Home Memorial Photo

Date of Birth:
Thursday, December 20, 1923
Date of Death:
Friday, March 22, 2013
Age:
89 years old

Mildred T. Slawson

Mildred T. Slawson, 89, of Rochester, Minnesota passed away on March 22, 2013 at St. Marys Hospital in Rochester.

Mildred (“Millie”) Theresa Slawson was born on December 20, 1923, on a farm near Kellogg, Minnesota.  She was the seventh of eleven children born to Marie (Gludt) and Martin Murphy.  She attended country grade school, Kellogg High School and graduated from Lourdes High School in 1942.

In 1943, she married Wilbur Slawson, a medic in the 95th Division of General Patton’s Third Army.  They were married for 15 years and had 6 children together.

She worked at several well-known restaurants in the Rochester area, including Michael’s and the Kahler Hotel and was the food service director at Christ United Methodist Church before finally retiring at the age of 75.

Millie was a member of Holy Spirit Catholic Church at the time of her death, and was a past member of St. Francis Catholic Church and Resurrection Catholic Church.  She belonged to many groups and organizations within each church.

Millie enjoyed travelling.  She travelled throughout the United States and to Ireland, England, Wales, Italy, Croatia, Bosnia and Yugoslavia during her lifetime.

Millie had a true passion and skill for making candy and baking cheesecakes.  She published a book of her cheesecake recipes and made box after box of chocolates for her friends and family.  Millie will be forever remembered for her pecan turtles, toffee and cheesecakes.  Millie also enjoyed playing cards, reading, gardening and writing short stories and poetry.

Millie is survived by five children: Richard Slawson of Juno Beach, FL;  Diane (Thomas) Nogosek of Apple Valley, MN; David (Edie) Slawson of  West Linn, OR; Barbara (Raymond) Schimek of Hayfield, MN; Theresa (Ralph) Dehning of Aitkin, MN; Twelve grandchildren, Alex Slawson, Scott Slawson, Paul Nogosek, Kristine Nogosek, Shawnee Knight, Christopher Slawson, Benjamin Schimek, Sarah Schieck, Matthew Schimek, Rachel Schimek, Michelle Dehning, Christopher Dehning; Two brothers, Donald (Lorraine) Murphy, Conception, MN; Robert Murphy, Lake City, MN; One sister, Marcella Osborne, Coon Rapids, MN; 12 grandchildren, 14 great-grandchildren, many nieces and nephews and her dear friend Mae Defosse.  She was preceded in death by her daughter, Linda K. Slawson, her parents, five sisters Dorothy Harlan, Mary Majerus, Eleanor Rasmussen, Eileen Miller, and Margaret Murphy; two brothers Bill and Gerald Murphy.

The funeral Mass for Millie will be at 12:00pm, Monday March 25, 2013 at Holy Spirit Catholic Church in Rochester with Rev. Don Schmitz officiating.  Burial will be in St. Peter and Paul cemetery, rural Kellogg, MN.  The visitation will be from 5:00pm – 8:00pm on Sunday at River Park Chapel, Macken Funeral Home and one hour prior to the service at the church on Monday.

Online condolences are welcome at www.mackenfuneralhome.com

Condolences

The family of Mildred T. Slawson has received the following condolences.

I will always rememver Millie for her smile and kind words.  I am so sorry for your family's loss and wish I had known in time to show my respects at her funeral.  She was so proud of all of her kids and I hope your memories help you during your time of grief.

My condolences to Millie's family.  When I worked in Rochester, I met Millie.  When her sister Eileen died, Millie asked me what size shoes I wore.  I have pretty large feet and she thought maybe Eileen's shoes would fit me.  So she took me to Eileen's apartment when she was trying to empty it.  I picked up a good pair of tennis shoes and I'm still wearing them about seven years later.  However, they are now worn out.  Thank you, Eileen and Millie.  Good hearted Millie!

So sorry to hear about Millie.  I so enjoyed working with her at CUMC.  I still remember her little giggle and her stories.  She made the best candy (always made my husband some for Christmas) and her cheesecakes she'd bring in for us to try.  Which of course we loved!  My favorite creation was her chicken salad on croissants!  What a talented gal.  Everything was done with perfection.  I'm so glad she got to do all the travelling she did.  She saw so much in her lifetime.  She will be missed.  My sympathies to your family. 

To the Slawson family,  Pleasae accept my sincere sympthy on the passing of your Mother.  She was a strong, beautiful  and admirable lady.  May God hold your family close to his heart during this time of sorrow.

Dick so sorry about your mom.  Prayers to you and your family

Our thoughts are with you at this time as we remember Millie and the memories we have.

Tony and Marilee

We will be thinking of you during your time of sorrow.  Your mother was a very special person and

will be remembered and missed by many.

Dear family and friends,

Our thoughts and prayers are with you. May you find peace and comfort during this difficult time in God's word. 

John 3:16 "For God so loved the world,[a] that he gave his only Son, that whoever believes in him should not perish but have eternal life.

We look forward to the day when we will see Millie and many other loved ones in heaven.

We love you.

 

Our thoughts and prayers are with Millie's family.  May you take comfort in knowing that she is in God's arms now.  We will keep you in our thoughts and prayers as you move through this difficult time.