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MILDRED M. AJER

Mildred M. Ajer of Woodville, WI, passed away, Sunday, May 25, 2014. She was born December 21, 1912 in Sparta, WI, the daughter of Clifford “Ray” and Mabel “Blanche” (Wagner) Austin.

In September 1932 she married Harry Engum of Hixton, WI. He preceded her in death on February 18, 1951. To this union was born two sons, Richard A. and James A. Engum. They remained in their home in Glenwood City, WI until 1958 when she remarried to Lynn Ajer of Glenwood City, WI. In 1959, Mr. Ajer’s employment transferred them to Menomonie, WI, where they resided until retirement in 1977 at which time they moved to Knapp, WI. In August of 1988 they transferred to Arizona until 1995 when they returned to Knapp, WI due to an illness of Mr. Ajer who then passed away in June of 1995. Mildred then remained in the area to be near friends and family. She was a member of and served offices in the United Methodist Church, loved her home, beautiful flowers, needlework, was a Cub Scout leader, and drew great pleasure from beautiful vegetable gardens. She also loved to golf which she and her husband Lynn took up in later years.

She is survived by two sons, Richard A. Engum and wife Karen (Fairlawn, OH), and James A. Engum (Knapp, WI), her brother Elwood Austin of (Petoskey, MI), sisters-in-law, Christine Engum (Sanford, FL), Betty Austin (Merrillan, WI), Geraldine Sabalenko (Valley Stream, NY), daughter-in-law, Patricia Ajer (Gold Canyon, AZ) stepson James (Lucille) Ajer (Cottage Grove, MN), ten grandchildren, fourteen great-grandchildren and seven great-great-grandchildren.

She was preceded in death by her two husbands, her parents, sisters Dorothy Upton (Hixton, WI), Eleanor “Tiny” Gile (Merrillan, WI), Shirley Graves (Alma Center, WI), brothers Don Austin (Arkansas), Dale Austin (Merrillan, WI), daughter-in-law Susan Engum (Knapp, WI) and stepson Gerald Ajer (Arizona).

Celebration of Life will occur 1:00 p.m. Saturday June 21, 2014 at the United Methodist church, Knapp, WI with Reverend Nancy Diller officiating. Interment of cremains will be at the Glenwood City Wisconsin cemetery. Friends may call at the church one hour prior to services.