Mildred Borneke

Mildred Borneke, age 87 of Princeton, died November 16, 2012 at Fairview Northland Hospital, Princeton.  

Mildred was born in Princeton on February 4, 1925, the daughter of Thomas and Aurelia Hastings.  She attended school in Wisconsin.  On February

2, 1949, Mildred married Lester Borneke in Milaca.  They had one son, Jerry Lee who passed away when he was three years old.

Millie worked hard her entire life.  She worked in factories, retail, and food service and at Federal Cartridge.  Millie’s life was spent as a

caretaker.  She helped take care of her siblings, aging parents and in-laws.She was a surrogate mother to many.  She loved children and became a

favorite respite place for many nieces and nephews.  Her niece Julie Kortus lived with Millie and Lester for many years.  Millie had an amazing ability

to make every child feel special.

Mildred is survived by her sister: Donna; brothers: Ray, Ronnie and Curt; her many nieces, nephews, great nieces and great nephews.

She was preceded in death by her husband Lester; son: Jerry Lee; her parents; sisters: Daisy, Leona and Marlene; brothers: Orville and Clarence.

Visitation: 4 – 8 PM, Monday, November 19, 2012 at the Williams Dingmann Family Funeral Home, Princeton, MN and one hour prior to the service on Tuesday at the church.

Funeral Service:  11:00 AM, Tuesday, November 20, 2012 at Christ Our Light Catholic Parish, North Campus, Princeton, MN.

Interment:  St. Edward’s Catholic Cemetery, Princeton.