NEW ULM - Mildred "Millie" Zitzman, 97, of New Ulm died Wednesday, July 4, 2012 at the Oak Hills Living Center in New Ulm.
Mass of Christian Burial will be 10:30 a.m. Monday, July 9, at St. George Catholic Church in St. George with Father Anthony R. Hesse celebrating the Mass. Burial will follow in the St. George Catholic Cemetery.
Visitation will be 4-8 p.m. Sunday and 7:30-9:30 a.m. Monday at the Minnesota Valley Funeral Home in New Ulm. There will be a parish prayer service at 7:30 p.m. Sunday at the funeral home. To sign the guestbook or to leave an online condolence for the family go to www.mvfh.org.
Mildred “Millie” Zitzman
Millie is survived by daughters, Joan Stachowski of St. Petersburg, Fla., Patricia "Trish" (Douglas) Carnevale of Belmont, Mich.; a son, George J. Zitzman of Red Wing; 15 grandchildren; 20 great-grandchildren, two great-great-grandchildren; brothers, Carl Stadick of New Ulm and Norbert Stadick of Aloha, Ore.; a sister-in-law, Leona Stadick of New Ulm and by many nieces and nephews. She was preceded in death by her parents, her husband George O. Zitzman on May 29, 1991; a son, James Zitzman, on Aug. 8, 1999; a son and grandson both in infancy; a sister, Delores Peterson; and brothers, Joseph and Clarence Stadick.
Mildred Anna Stadick, the daughter of Joseph and Theresia (Sperle) Stadick was born on Dec. 1, 1914 in Courtland Township, Nicollet County. She attended District # 53 country school in Lafayette Township, Nicollet County. On Sept. 17, 1935, Millie was united in marriage to George O. Zitzman at St. George Catholic Church. After marriage they lived in various communities in the New Ulm area working as farm hands for different farmers. In 1944 they moved to St. Paul and Millie worked for a short period of time with Brown & Bigelow before taking a job with Armour Meat Packing Company in South St. Paul. She worked there until her retirement. After retirement she moved to various lake communities in both Wisconsin and Minnesota. Before entering Oak Hills Living Center in 2007 Millie had spent about ten years living with her daughters. Millie was a woman of conviction, a hard worker, and a loving mother, grandmother, and great- and great-great-grandmother. She was a wonderful cook and liked inventing all kinds of things. Millie was a current member of the Cathedral of the Holy Trinity in New Ulm. The family prefers memorials to either the Oak Hills Living Center or to the New Ulm Hospice.