Mildred I. Zinke


COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. - Mildred “Millie” Irene Zinke, 99, formerly of Mendota, was called home by the Lord on July 6, 2018 at Brookdale Village at Skyline in Colorado Springs, Colo. with both of her children at her side.

Graveside services will be held at 11 a.m. on Saturday, Aug. 11 at Restland Memorial Gardens Cemetery in Mendota with Rev. Jeffrey Schlesinger officiating. A luncheon will follow at the Fellowship Hall of Immanuel Lutheran Church, Compton.

Millie was born Jan. 4, 1919 in Compton to Mabel and Roy Eggars. She married Wilbur P. Zinke on Jan. 14, 1938 at Immanuel Lutheran Church in Compton. They welcomed two children Patricia and Duane.

Survivors include one daughter, Patricia Untz; one son, Duane (Cindy) Zinke; three granddaughters, Sherri (Brian) Polidori, Gina Zinke and Kari (James) Frazier; five great-grandchildren, Courtney, Kohle, Stephanie, Colin and Cody; four great-great grandchildren, Joshua, Paityn, Lila and Treyvon; a brother-in-law, Robert Williams; a nephew, Fred (Maria) Mann; a cousin, Colleen Zinke; and many other nieces and nephews.
She was preceded in death by her husband; one sister, Maxine Williams; one nephew, David Mann; and one son-in-law, George Untz.

Millie was a longtime resident of Mendota. She did catering for many years and also worked along side her husband farming and raising their children before moving to town. She loved to do hand embroidery, cook, sew and garden. Saturday evenings were devoted to dancing, card parties or potlucks. She was a member of the Mendota Moose Lodge. In 2000, she moved to Colorado Springs, Colo. to be near her children. While there, she enjoyed the Rocky Mountains, abundant sunshine, coloring, retirement activities and Cripple Creek. Millie was very lovable and witty.

Memorials may be directed to Immanuel Lutheran Church, Compton.

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