Mildred “Milly” Ella Aldach, 86, of Black River Falls, formerly of Blair and Taylor died Monday, April 17, 2017, in Gundersen Health System in La Crosse.

Mildred was born March 26, 1931, in Garden Valley, rural Alma Center, WIS., to Frank and Ethel (Preston) Burnett. She married Albert “Shorty” Aldach May 7, 1946, in St. Joseph’s Catholic Church in Black River Falls. Albert preceded Milly in death Sept. 23, 2009.

Milly was a devoted Catholic and a member of St. Ansgar’s Catholic Church in Blair.

Milly enjoyed dancing, embroidering, cake decorating and ceramics. She also made floral arrangements for her children’s and grandchildren’s weddings. Milly enjoyed life to the fullest. She enjoyed making others happy by sending cards and giving gifts to family and friends and remembering birthdays and special events.

Mildred is survived by her 11 children, Ellen (Douglas) Hurlburt of Black River Falls, David Aldach of Merrillan, Barbara (William) Rogstad of Taylor, Katharina (Randy) Sterner of Hudson, Nancy (Dennis) Duggan of Columbia City, Ind., Peter (Rita) Aldach of Modesto, Calif., Susette (Lonnie) Stenulson of Taylor, Connie (Kenneth) Johnson of Hixton, Michael Aldach of Eau Claire, Steven (Diane) Aldach of Humbird and Sherrie (Roger) Oelrich of Whitehall; many grandchildren; great-grandchildren; and great-great-grandchildren.

In addition to her parents and husband, Milly was preceded in death by a daughter, Shirley Ann; a son, Charles; six grandchildren; a brother, Allen Burnett; and a sister, Elizabeth Walezko.

A Mass of Christian burial will be held at 11 a.m. Saturday, April 22, in St. Ansgar’s Catholic Church in Blair. Father Nathan will officiate. Burial will be in the Woodlawn Cemetery in rural Taylor.

Visitation will be from 5 to 8 p.m. Friday, April 21, in St. Ansgar’s Catholic Church in Blair, where a Christian prayer service will be held at 7:30 p.m. followed by a parish rosary. Friends may also call one hour prior to the service Saturday at the church.

The Jack Funeral Home in Blair is assisting the family with arrangements.


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