Mildred Wildermuth, born Mildred Elizabeth Herrold, passed away Wednesday, January 27th, at home in Kittery Point, Maine.
Millie grew up in Port Treverton, PA, raised by her grandparents, John and Sally Herrold. She attended nursing school and worked at York Hospital in York, PA until her marriage to James Robert "Bob" Wildermuth in 1946. They had 4 children and lived in Carlisle and York before moving to upstate New York for a year and then to Midwest City, OK in 1965. Bob worked as a civilian for the US government while Millie held down the fort at home. After Bob's retirement they traveled extensively around the US with their Holiday Ramblers RV club.
Late in life, with Millie's dementia progressing and Bob's health failing, they moved to Maine to be closer to their daughters. Even in an advanced stage of dementia, Millie's sweet nature, for which she was well known, never faltered. And she never lost the ability to appreciate the small things in life, like a beautiful sunset, the smile of a child, or a good cup of hot chocolate.
Millie is preceded in death by her mother Florence Herrold, husband Bob, and grandson Collin David Pilant. She is survived by her son James Wildermuth of San Diego, CA; son and daughter-in-law David and Catherine Wildermuth of Austin, TX; daughter Joani Hamill of Bailey Island, ME; daughter and son-in-law Jan and Bruce Pilant of Kittery Point, ME; and grandson, granddaughter-in-law, and great-grandson Jonah, Melissa and Mason Pilant of Warrenton, VA.
May she rest in peace.
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