Mildred I. Spencer,
age 100 of Burns Harbor, IN, passed away on February 9, 2019, at Rittenhouse
Village in Portage, IN.
She was born on
February 24, 1918, to Elmer and Osie Hostetler, both of whom preceded her in
She is survived by
her grandchildren: Michelle (Glenn) Marvin of Oak Forest, IL, Michae (Jim
Jernigan) Milligan of Cleburne, TX, Matthew (Jennifer) Milligan of Quincy,
MI, and Sharon (Richard) Jackson of Cleveland, TN; her great-grandchildren:
Jenna Marvin, Jason Marvin, Anna Grace Jackson, Spencer Jackson, and Lincoln
Jackson; and by her niece, Jacki (Bob) Fryer.
She is also
preceded in death by her loving husband, Edgar “Dwight” D. Spencer in 1982,
her son, Donald Spencer in 2008, her daughter, Marcia Milligan in 2017, and
by her brother, Orla Hostetler.
Mildred was a
member of Porter United Methodist Church, where she served as the church
organist for many years. She loved playing the piano at Rittenhouse and
enjoyed playing the keyboard at the Dunes for their church services up until
she was in her 90’s. She was also a “master pie maker” and enjoyed making
snickerdoodles for everyone she loved.
will be held on Friday, February 15, 2019, at 1 p.m., at White-Love Funeral
Home, 525 S 2nd St., Chesterton, IN, with Pastor G. Thomas Jones and Pastor
Liz Lahaie officiating.
The family will
receive friends from 11 a.m. until time of service at the funeral home.
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