Mildred O’Grady, 82, died peacefully Sunday, July 7, 2013, at Good Samaritan Society in New Underwood, S.D.
Mildred fought and overcame many battles with her health, including having a kidney transplant in 1992. She finally lost the battle when she contracted Para influenza and was welcomed home to rest in the arms of Jesus.
Millie was born August 14, 1930, in Duluth, Minn., to William and Mildred Fritze. She married Frank O’Grady on October 16, 1948. To this union were born five girls and one boy. Frank was in the Air Force and they were stationed in many locations before being stationed at Ellsworth AFB. They loved it here and decided to settle and retire in the Black Hills area. Millie worked as a telephone operator for 18 years.
She is survived by her husband, Frank O’Grady; five daughters, Kathi (Sig) Martin, Karen (Phil) Carley, Kim (Ron) Plender, Mary (Mark) Wiebe, and Patricia (Gary) Moreno; one son, Jim (Glenna) O’Grady; 29 grandchildren; 41 great-grandchildren; a great-great-granddaughter; and two sisters, Artha (Oscar) Peterson and Carol (H.T.) Hughes; as well as numerous nieces and nephews.
Millie was preceded in death by two grandchildren, James Stone-barger and Karissa Moreno.
Her husband, children and those who love her will miss her greatly.
Services were held Thursday, July 11, at the New Underwood Community Church with Pastor Wes Wileman officiating. Burial will be at noon at Black Hills National Cemetery near Sturgis.
A memorial has been established to the Good Samaritan Society in New Underwood.
Family and friends may sign Millie’s online guestbook at www.kirkfuneralhome.com.