MILDRED M. “MILLIE” HUMKE, age 78, of Greenwood, WI, passed away at Clark County Rehab & Living Center, in Owen, WI, on Saturday, December 24, 2022 after a courageous battle with Alzheimer's and dementia. Funeral services will be held at 11am on Friday, March 3, 2023 at St. Mary’s Catholic Church in Greenwood, with Rev. Stanislaus Michael Antony officiating. Visitation will be held at the church on Friday, March 3rd, from 9:30am until time of service.
Mildred Marie Denk was born on April 2, 1944 to Gerald W. and Anna J. (Lindner) Denk in Greenwood, WI. One of nine children, Mildred helped her parents with the farm and worked as a nanny in the Chicago area. After graduating from Greenwood High School, she went on to Madison to study nursing. When she finished her nursing studies, Millie took great pride in working as a nurse at Marshfield Hospital. She married her high school sweet heart, Dennis I. Humke, on January 4, 1967, at St. Mary’s Catholic Church, in Greenwood. After the birth of their daughter, Michelle, Millie chose to stay home, raising her five children as a full-time mom.
Her great loves were her faith, her family, and especially her grandchildren. Millie also enjoyed bowling, attending her children's activities, baking, was an avid Badger, Packer and Brewer fan and was always welcoming....everyone was family.
She is survived by her husband, Dennis, of Greenwood; her son: Michael (Lisa) of Dodgeville, WI; three daughters: Michelle (Andrew) Bussen of Waunakee, WI, Heather (Dan) Humphrey of Madison, and Rachel (Ben) Topercer of Bristol, WI; her son-in-law: Matthew Berge of Valders, WI; seven grandchildren: Brianna, Caroline, Joshua, Reese, Otis, Ryan, and Avery; three sisters: Corrine (Eldon) Liebzeit of Waupaca, WI, Janice “Janey” Brom of Greenwood, and Alice “Ally” Karavakis of Waupaca, WI; one brother: Gerald “Gerry” (Mary) Denk of Crystal Lake, IL; one brother-in-law: Tom Annen of Crystal Lake, IL; several nieces, nephews, other relatives and friends.
Millie was preceded in death by her parents; one daughter: Jennifer Berge; two brothers: Allen and Romaine Denk; and two sisters: Rosemary Barr and Caroline Annen.
Her family would like to thank all family and friends, and the staff at Clark County Rehab & Living Center and ProMedica Hospice for their care, kindness and support of mom and our family.
Online condolences may be expressed at www.cuddiefh.com.
Cuddie Funeral Home of Greenwood, WI is assisting the family with arrangements.
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