PORT WASHINGTON, Wis. — Mildred G. Trongard, who enjoyed genealogy, was the keeper of her family’s historical records and stories. She always enjoyed sharing this information at family reunions in South Dakota.
Mrs. Trongard, 87, died of congestive heart failure Friday, Nov. 22, 2013, at Lawlis Family Hospice at Columbia Saint Mary’s Hospital in Mequon, Wis. She lived in Port Washington, Wis.
A funeral service will be held on June 14, 2014, at Tulare United Church, 205 Ohio Street, at 11 a.m. There will be a visitation from 10:30 to 11 a.m.
She was born Aug. 11, 1926, in Wessington, the daughter of Sheldon and Ellen (Ladd) Bottum.
She taught elementary school in Sacred Heart, Minn., which is where she met her husband, John Trongard.
The couple married June 30, 1951, in Sacred Heart, Minn. They raised their family in West Allis, where Mrs. Trongard was a substitute teacher and ward secretary at West Allis Memorial Hospital.
The couple lived in Watertown from 1977 to 1990, where Mrs. Trongard was a ward secretary at Saint Anne’s Hospital. In 1990, the couple moved to Grafton, Wis. Mr. Trongard died Sept. 8, 1993.
Mrs. Trongard moved to Port Washington, Wis. in 2011. She enjoyed quilting and was an active member of Saint John Lutheran Church in Grafton.
Mrs. Trongard is survived by her daughter, Jo Ellen(Mark)Gray of Milwaukee; son, James (Maureen Hughson) of Port Washington; grandchildren Asher (Kayleigh) Gray, Emily(Evan) Solochek, and Chloe Gray; brother, Donald Bottum of Tulare; and many nieces and nephews.
In addition to her husband John, she was preceded in death by her sisters, Geraldine Kasin and Alice Kaye, and sister-in-law Marlene Bottum.
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