Mildred E. Yaeger, 83, passed away at 4:30 am, Monday, January 6, 2014 at Jerseyville Nursing and Rehab.
She was born in Milford, IN on May 4, 1930, the daughter of the late Earnest and Ruth (Pifley) Zimmerman.
She married Arthur “Red” Yaeger on July 2, 1946. He preceded her in death on July 6, 1983.
Mildred was a bartender for the Alton Motor Boat Club and worked at the Harms A & W Root Beer in Alton. She was active with the VFW Ladies Auxiliary, the Hope Center in Cottage Hills, and Worden Methodist Church. She also loved playing Bingo.
She is survived by her son, Jim (Bonnie) Yaeger of Godfrey; a daughter, Nancy (Danny) Trask of Jerseyville; four grandchildren, Jason (Mandy) Terpening, Kristen (David) Gardener, Lauri (Brian) Waters, and Rishan and her son, Sam Towse ; numerous great grandchildren and great-great grandchildren; one brother, Ray Zimmerman of Alton; along with several nieces and nephews.
In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by two brothers, Richard and Harley Zimmerman; and one sister, Francis Patchet.
Visitation will be from 10 am until service at 12 pm on Friday, January 10, 2014 at Elias, Kallal, & Schaaf Funeral Home in Godfrey with Pastor Don Long officiating.
Burial will follow at Valhalla Memorial Park in Godfrey.
In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to the Community Hope Center of Cottage Hills or the Jerseyville Nursing and Rehab.
Elias, Kallal and Schaaf Funeral Home in Godfrey is in charge of arrangements.
Online condolences and guest book may be found at www.eliaskallalandschaaf.com