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Mildred Elizabeth (Baetz) Daniels passed away Friday, January 27, 2023 at the Arbor Care Center, Franklin, Nebraska.
Mildred was born March 2, 1930 at the Baetz homestead near Reamsville, Kansas to Goldie (Gouldie) and Albert Baetz. She graduated from 8th grade at Pleaseant Ridge country school and attended high school in Franklin, Nebraska.
She married the love of her life Richard Daniels March 13, 1948 at the Presbyterian Church in Smith Center, Kansas, till his passing in 2008. To this union six children were born, Helen Marie, Karen Irene, Allen Lynn, Kathy Ann, Lela May, and Terry Eugene.
Mildred’s life centered on her family. Being a farmer’s wife, she helped where ever she was needed, from raising a large garden that she canned for winter, to raising chickens. At least some of the children dreaded butchering day because it was all hands on deck to help.
Spring was a time of rebirth, plants coming up, garden to be planted, baby calves running in the sunshine which she enjoyed watching; she called the cattle Richard’s hobbies.
Wheat harvest was a major event which she looked forward to helping. She took meals to the field and drove the loaded trucks to the elevator.
She was always ready to join the children for a fishing trip to the farm pond and coming home with a stringer of fish for Richard to clean after he came in from his field work, which Richard didn’t enjoy!
Mildred always loved her dogs thru the years, which have been many. Her current dog is Dolly, a miniature Chihuahua that has been a great companion for her.
Her hands were always busy sewing clothes for her children when they were young and taking up quilting and embroidery work in later years which she shared with her family. After moving to Franklin, she started doing adult coloring books and framing pictures to share with others to enjoy.
Mildred was preceded in death by her parents; husband Richard; daughter Karen; son-in-law LeRoy Sweet; great grandson Joel Sweet; grandson-in-law Jeremy Johnson; sister and brother-in-law Ilene & Lawrence Booton; brother Leland Baetz; brother-in-law Leroy Chamberlain; and sister-in-law Donita Daniels.
She will be forever remembered by her children: Helen Sweet, Allen & Janna Daniels, Kathy & Wes Walla, May & Bob Platt, Terry & Karen Daniels, son-in-law Carl Scott, sister Norma Jo Schriner, sisters-in-law Joyce Chamberlain and Helen Baetz, brother-in-law Glen Daniels; seven grandchildren: Scott (Karen) Sweet, Patricia Johnson, Christopher (Celina) Scott, Christina Scott, Travis (Bethany) Daniels, Paden (Amber) Daniels, Wyatt Daniels; ten great grandchildren; eight great, great grandchildren; many nieces, nephews, cousins; other family members and friends.
Funeral services will be held 10:30am Wednesday, February 1st, 2023 at the Crossgate Community Church, Franklin, Nebraska with Pastor Kasey Loschen officiating. She will be laid to rest next to her husband in Fairview Cemetery, Smith Center, Kansas. Memorials may be made to the family to be designated at a later date. Family will be greeting friends and family at Hutchins Funeral home, Franklin, NE Tuesday, January 31st 6:00pm to 8:00pm.
Tuesday, January 31, 2023
6:00 - 8:00pm (Central time)
Hutchins Funeral Home
Wednesday, February 1, 2023
10:30 - 11:30am (Central time)
Crossgate Community Church
Wednesday, February 1, 2023
1:30 - 2:30pm (Central time)
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