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“Darlene, I am sorry to hear of the passing of your Mom. She was a wonderful lady. I will always remember our visit to your home one summer...Read More »
1 of 16 | Posted by: Bev Hutchinson - Pisgah, IA

“I'am sadden to hear about Mildred. She made the best chokecherry jelly. I picked the cherry's and she made the jelly, thank you again for that. We...Read More »
2 of 16 | Posted by: Sandy Newell Paulson - Lemmon, SD

“Darlene, I am very sorry to hear about your Mom. I know that you were very close. Even though I had not seen her in a long time I remember how...Read More »
3 of 16 | Posted by: Sue Pratt - Stillwater, MN

“Darlene, We were so sorry to hear of Millie's passing. We had planned on going to the funeral but looks like now we won't be able to. We would have...Read More »
4 of 16 | Posted by: Dave & Rhonda Lensegrav

“I met Mildred when Darlene and I became close firends at Augustana College in 1974. I will never forget my visit to Lemmon. Joe and Mildred made me...Read More »
5 of 16 | Posted by: Diane Swenson - North Bethesda, MD

“our prayers are with you darlene at this time, aunt mildred will be missed, but she is in a happy place. Sorry i cant make it to the funeral but...Read More »
6 of 16 | Posted by: william & Stella Watson - rapid, SD

“Darlene and family- Our sympathy to your family. Your Mother was a very kind woman and you are lucky that she was able to spend time with you and...Read More »
7 of 16 | Posted by: Larry and Verlyn Veal - Bison, SD

“Our condolences go out to you in the passing of Mildred. Fond memories go back to the days of their move to "town" and your high school days. We'll...Read More »
8 of 16 | Posted by: Eldon and Mary Jean

“Sorry to learn about your mom. She always had a kind word whenever she visited with you and a beautiful smile. Our thoughts and prayers are with you...Read More »
9 of 16 | Posted by: Darrel & Marcia

“Sorry to hear of Mildred's passing she will greatly missed, always enjoyed talking to her. ”
10 of 16 | Posted by: Allen and Darlene Storm - Lemmon, SD

“So sorry to hear about Mildred. I will miss her. I think about her all winter when she is gone. I will miss her rhubarb recipes. Our...Read More »
11 of 16 | Posted by: Richard and Susan Harwood - SD

“Lots of memories from Athboy. Sorry for your loss Darlene and family. Our thoughts and prayers go out to all of you. John & Barb ”
12 of 16 | Posted by: John & Barb Bartell - Shadehill, SD

“Aunt Minnie will always hold a special place in our hearts she was very dear to us. Albert and I stood up for her and Uncle Joe when they were...Read More »
13 of 16 | Posted by: Albert,Berniece Kolb and family - WA

“Dear Darlene and Family, We are so sorry to hear of Aunt Minny"s passing. Our Thoughts and Prayers are with each of you at this time. So many...Read More »
14 of 16 | Posted by: Deanna Reder - Prairie City, SD

“Working at Super Valu in Lemmon for 30 years, I saw alot of Mildred. I always enjoyed visiting with her. She was a dear friend of Aunt Mabel Robinson...Read More »
15 of 16 | Posted by: Lorraine Moore - Lemmon, SD

“Darlene & family Our love thoughts and prayers are with you! Aunt Minnie will be missed. I remember spending special times at her and Uncle Joe's!...Read More »
16 of 16 | Posted by: Cindy - Prairie City, SD


The Funeral Service for Mildred Crockett, of Lemmon, SD, will be held at 2:00pm MST on Sunday, January 27, 2013 at the New Hope Worship Center in Lemmon. Pastor Dan Lindeman will officiate with burial in Greenhill Cemetery in Lemmon.

Serving as casketbearers are Michael and Joe Billig, Michael Sorna, Thomas Sternad, Joesy Hauser, Robert Frerking, Russell Felkey, and LaVerne Baker. All friends are considered Honorary Bearers.

Mildred Esther Sorg was born March 17, 1922 in a sod house on the Sorg Homestead southwest of Meadow, SD to Gottlieb Marion and Mary Mae (Suffa) Sorg.
She attended Coal Springs School; following her schooling she worked with her family on the farm.

Mildred was united in marriage to Joseph A. Crockett on January 1, 1949 at her parents' farm in the Meadow community. To this union a daughter, Darlene was born. They rented her parents place for a time and operated it until purchasing a ranch at Athboy in 1950. There they raised sheep and Registered Angus cattle as well as continuing to farm near Meadow.

In 1966, Mildred and Joe began building a home in Lemmon where they retired in 1970 after selling the Athboy Ranch. Joe passed away on August 28, 1988. She continued to be active in her church. She loved to be with her family and to work in her yard and garden. Mildred spent the fall and winter months in California to be near her daughter's family.

Mildred peacefully passed away on Tuesday, January 22, 2013 at the El Camino Hospital in Mountain View, CA.

Grateful for having shared her life are her daughter, Darlene Crockett-Billig, son-in-law, Michael Billig, and her grandson, Joe Billig, all of Los Altos Hills, CA; one sister, Irene Hintz, Faith, SD; and all of her wonderful nieces and nephews.

She was preceded in death by her parents; her husband, Joe; and three sisters, Lyoydia Baker, Emma Baker and Alice Lilienthal.

Visitation will be held on Saturday from 3:00 to 7:00 pm at the Evanson-Jensen Funeral Home in Lemmon and on Sunday one hour prior to services at the New Hope Worship Center in Lemmon.

A family service will be held at 7:00 pm on Saturday evening, January 26, 2013 at the Evanson-Jensen Funeral Home in Lemmon.

A memorial has been established to the New Hope Worship Center in Lemmon.