Mildred E. Crockett
The Funeral Service for Mildred Crockett, of Lemmon, South Dakota, was held at 2:00 p.m. MST on Sunday, January 27, 2013 at the New Hope Worship Center in Lemmon. Pastor Dan Lindeman will officiate with burial in Greenhill Cemetery in Lemmon.
Serving as casketbearers are Michael and Joe Billig, Michael Sorna, Thomas Sternad, Joesy Hauser, Robert Frerking, Russell Felkey, and LaVerne Baker. All friends are considered Honorary Bearers.
Mildred Esther Sorg was born March 17, 1922 in a sod house on the Sorg Homestead southwest of Meadow, SD to Gottlieb Marion and Mary Mae (Suffa) Sorg. She attended Coal Springs School; following her schooling she worked with her family on the farm.
Mildred was united in marriage to Joseph A. Crockett on January 1, 1949 at her parents’ farm in the Meadow community. To this union a daughter, Darlene was born. They rented her parents place for a time and operated it until purchasing a ranch at Athboy in 1950. There they raised sheep and Registered Angus cattle as well as continuing to farm near Meadow.
In 1966, Mildred and Joe began building a home in Lemmon where they retired in 1970 after selling the Athboy Ranch. Joe passed away on August 28, 1988. She continued to be active in her church. She loved to be with her family and to work in her yard and garden. Mildred spent the fall and winter months in California to be near her daughter’s family.
Mildred peacefully passed away on Tuesday, January 22, 2013 at the El Camino Hospital in Mountain View, CA.
Grateful for having shared her life are her daughter, Darlene Crockett-Billig, son-in-law, Michael Billig, and her grandson, Joe Billig, all of Los Altos Hills, CA; one sister, Irene Hintz, Faith, SD; and all of her wonderful nieces and nephews.
She was preceded in death by her parents; her husband, Joe; and three sisters, Lyoydia Baker, Emma Baker and Alice Lilienthal.
Visitation was held on Saturday from 3:00 to 7:00 p.m. at the Evanson-Jensen Funeral Home in Lemmon and on Sunday one hour prior to services at the New Hope Worship Center in Lemmon.
A family service will be held at 7:00 pm on Saturday evening, January 26, 2013 at the Evanson-Jensen Funeral Home in Lemmon.
A memorial has been established to the New Hope Worship Center in Lemmon.
Condolences may be sent to the family at www.funeralhomesofcaring.com.