Mildred E. Unger, age 95, a resident of Colorado Springs since 1953 and formerly of Kansas, LaJunta, California and Cripple Creek, passed away on Monday, September 30, 2013 at her daughter’s home in Colorado Springs. She was a mother, grandmother and great-grandmother who had a loving and giving spirit, caring for others first.
Mildred was born on October 21, 1917 in Hillsboro, Kansas to Henry and Pauline (Winter) Hanneman. She attended schools in Marion County. She later married Vernon J. Unger on July 10, 1938 in Hillsboro, Kansas. She worked as a dietary aide at Memorial Hospital and retired in 1983. She was a member of Bethany Baptist Church for many years.
Mildred studied her Bible every day and enjoyed gathering with others to sing hymns. She will be best remembered for her love for her family, cooking, working puzzles in the newspaper.
She is survived by her children: David (wife, Frances) Unger of Devine, Texas; Dennis (wife, Patti) Unger of Monument, Colorado; Shirley (husband, Bill) Weaver of Colorado Springs and Gary (wife, Sharon) Unger of Portland, Oregon.
Also surviving are her twelve wonderful grandchildren: Sharon Neuman, Kimberly Weber, Kevin Unger, Carolyn Barrios, Denise Unger, Jennifer Valdois, Amy Paben, Brendon Unger, Joanna Mason, Jacob Unger, Cassandra Brown and William N. Weaver; and her eighteen great-grandchildren: Kennan Buckner, Leyah Neuman, Bethany Weaver; Efrain, Sofia and Alejandro Barrios, Alyssa, Julia and Elijah Unger; Hayley, Christian and Nicolai Valdois; Sarah and Zechariah Paben; Jacinda and Jillian Mason; and Isaiah and Ezekiel Brown.
She has a brother: Wilbur Hanneman of Hillsboro, Kansas.
She was preceded in death by her parents, her beloved husband Vernon who died in 2006; a sister: Stella Rosfeld and a brother: Irven Hanneman.
Funeral Services will be held at 10:00 am on Saturday, October 5, 2013 at the Shrine of Remembrance “America the Beautiful” Chapel. Visitation will be from 6:00 – 8:00 pm Friday evening at the Shrine. Entombment will follow at the Mausoleum. Memorials may be made to the Pikes Peak Hospice Foundation.