Obituary: Mildred A. Monfils

July 21, 1929 – July 17, 2020 

Mildred Ann Monfils, 90, of Sturgeon Bay died at Anna’s Health Care. She was born in Nasewaupee to Louis and Artyice (Starr) LaViolette. On Feb. 7, 1948, she married Donald Viste. He died in 1957. She married Lawrence Monfils in 1958. He died in 1996.

Millie was a member of Emanuel Lutheran Church in Kolberg, where she served in the Ladies’ Aid for many years. She loved crocheting, knitting, playing cards and spending time with her family and grandchildren.

She is survived by four children: Bonnie (Larry) Rankin, Donald (Cindy) Viste, Darrell Viste, and Dennis (Linda) Viste; grandchildren, Brenda Rankin Sweet, Nicole Komers, Natasha Baker, Robert Viste, Jessica Withers, Stephanie Rowley, and Lori Powalisz; 16 great-grandchildren; three sisters, Donna Nicholson, Doris Wolske, and Fay (Willie) Kolstad; two brothers, Roy LaViolette and Louie (Susie) LaViolette; in-laws, Sophie LaViolette and Jack Tagel.

She was preceded in death by her parents; two husbands; one great-grandson; daughter-in-law Joy Viste; four sisters, Phyllis (Phillip) Nelson, Vivian (Wayne) Johnson, Shirley Tagel, and Virginia (Charlie) Meunier; two brothers, Keith LaViolette and Kenneth (Jane) LaViolette; and two brothers-in-law, Tom Nicholson and Daryl Wolske.

Because of COVID-19, private family services will be conducted at Emanuel Lutheran Church in Kolberg.  Burial will be in Tanum Cemetery.

Special thanks to Jackie and Tammy from Anna’s House for the wonderful care and support.

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