Mildred "Milly" Yess, age 84, of Waseca died on Friday, February 8, 2013, at the Janesville Nursing Home.
Born on December 5, 1928, in Waseca County, Minnesota, she was the daughter of Arthur and Clara (Jeseritz) Holtz. She graduated from Waseca High School in 1946. Milly married Marvin Yess on April 20, 1947. She worked for sixteen years at Herter's Inc. in Waseca and ten years at Waseca Mutual Insurance.
She enjoyed knitting, reading, puzzles, and gardening. She was a member of St. John Lutheran Church in Waseca. Milly was also a hospice and Stephens Ministry volunteer. She was also a member of the VFW & American Legion Auxiliaries in Waseca.
Milly is survived by three children, Carolyn (Randy) Sjogren of Farmington, Cynthia Yess and special friend Pauline Fligge of Rochester, and Curtis (Deb) Yess of Waseca; nine grandchildren; and 17 great grandchildren. She was preceded in death by her parents; her husband; two grandchildren, Jason and Jacob Yess; one brother, Lester Holtz; and one sister, Arlene Kropf.
Visitation will be held from 4-8 PM on Monday, February 11, 2013, at Kinder-Dennis Home for Funerals in Waseca, and will continue for one hour before the funeral service at the church on Tuesday.
Funeral services will be held at 2:00 PM on Tuesday, February 12, 2013, at St. John Lutheran Church in Waseca with Rev. John Omans officiating. Burial will follow at Wilton Cemetery.