Mildred Wilson Mitschke Hallow


Mildred Wilson Mitschke Hallow, 101, of Brownstown passed away at 9:05 p.m. Tuesday, Aug. 16, 2016, at Hoosier Christian Village.

Born Feb. 22, 1915, at Brownstown, she was the daughter of August Mitschke and Myra Wilson Mitschke, both of whom preceded her in death. On Sept. 20, 1936, in Bloomington, she married Victor Hallow, who preceded her in death on Oct. 15, 1984.

Mildred was a member of St. Peter’s Lutheran Church, Brownstown. She was a homemaker and a dental assistant. She lived in Grassyfork Township, Jackson County, from 1915 to 1928; Seymour from 1928 to 1942; and Brownstown from 1942 to present.

She was a member of Jackson County Home Economics, Farm Bureau, a 4-H leader, a Sunday school teacher, a vacation Bible school volunteer, and a member of St. Peter’s Ladies Aid and Lutheran Women’s Missionary League. She made banners for the church, was an avid gardener and winner of many ribbons at the Jackson County Fair. Her greatest joy was being with her family, playing with grandchildren and great grandchildren. She was a wonderful cook and enjoyed family meals together.

Survivors include a son, Thomas (Linda) Hallow, Brownstown; four daughters, Carol (Dean) Blackwell, Brownstown, Melba Wilkie, Aurora, Barbara Hallow, of Vacaville, California, and Marjorie (Arthur) Kamman, Vacaville, California; a sister-in-law, Edna Hallow, Seymour; 14 grandchildren, Michael Blackwell, Katrina Fisk, Peter Blackwell, David Blackwell, Kimber Ampt, Sheri Roach, Alicia Wilkie, Kristina Grossheim, Gregory Kamman, Deedra Allen, Bradley Kamman, Duane Kamman, Angela Stuckwisch and Nevin Hallow; 30 great-grandchildren; and four great-great-grandchldren.

She was preceded in death by two brothers, Frederick Mitschke and Albert Mitschke; two sisters, Ruth Stahl and Charlotte Manes; and a son-in-law, the Rev. Richard Wilkie.

The funeral service will be at 10 a.m. Monday at St. Peter’s Lutheran Church, Brownstown, with the Rev. Jeffrey Patterson officiating. Burial will take place at St. Peter’s Lutheran Cemetery, Brownstown.

Visitation will be from 4 to 8 p.m. Sunday at Zabel Funeral Home and from 9 a.m. until time of service Monday at the church.

Memorials may be given to Hearts for Haiti in care of St. Peter’s Lutheran Church or donor’s choice of charity.