June 18, 2019
Mildred Louise (Schuth) ZumHofe, 90, of Norwood Young America passed away peacefully Tuesday, June 18, at GlenFields Living with Care in Glencoe. Funeral service was Saturday, June 22, 2019, at Emanuel Lutheran Church in Hamburg, with interment following at the church cemetery. Officiating was the Rev. Mark Triplett. Organist was Christy Ittel. Special music by Emanuel Lutheran LWML performing “What A Friend We Have In Jesus.” Congregational hymns were “Amazing Grace,” “The Lord’s My Shepherd” and “Lord, Take My Hand And Lead Me.” Casket bearers were Ronald Schuth, Roger Schuth, Timothy Schuth, William Parpart, Wallace Buckentin and Richard Buckentin.
Mildred Louise (Schuth) ZumHofe was born June 12, 1929, in Glencoe. She was the daughter of Henry and Frances (Templin) Schuth. Mildred was baptized as an infant July 7, 1929, and later was confirmed in her faith as a youth March 29, 1942, both at St. John’s Lutheran Church in Helen Township, rural Glencoe. Her confirmation verse was Matthew 6:33. Mildred received her education in Glencoe, graduating with Glencoe High School Class of 1946.
On June 4, 1948, Mildred was united in marriage to Harold ZumHofe. Mildred and Harold made their home on a farm outside of Plato. Mildred and Harold were blessed with four children, Kathleen, Dennis, Judy and LuAnn. They shared more than 71 years of marriage.
Before marriage, Mildred worked at a law office in Glencoe. When her children were born, Mildred stayed at home helping on the farm. After the children were grown, she worked for a short time at the Glencoe Public Schools before beginning to clean homes in the metro area. She enjoyed all the families she worked for and time spent visiting in the car pool. Mildred was a member of Emanuel Lutheran Church in Hamburg, where she was active in LWML. She was also a member of a local Home Extension Group that continued to get together many years.
Mildred was a wife and mother who always put her family first. When they were sick or saddened, she hurt too. When they found joy and blessings, she rejoiced along with them. Every holiday was a celebration with much more food than could be eaten. Mildred was never happier than when surrounded by her family.
God blessed Mildred with a green thumb. She always had a large garden that produced fresh food for the summer and extra to can. Mildred found special joy in her flowers. She added plant by plant by plant until the whole farmyard was surrounded. The day she died, her peonies were in full bloom and God took her home to view them from heaven.
She will be remembered with love in their hearts by a family that will miss her dearly. Blessed be her memory.
Mildred is survived by her husband, Harold ZumHofe of Norwood Young America; children, Kathleen Schmitz and her husband John of Fairfax, Dennis ZumHofe of Hamburg, Judy Chastek and her husband Alan of Glencoe and LuAnn Flatau and her husband Marlin of Hutchinson; grandchildren, Tammy Wieben (Jim Anderson), Lisa Forsell and her husband Justin, Michael Schultz (Chelsey Gniffke), Brian ZumHofe, Scott Chastek and his wife Jennifer, Kari Steele and her husband Ryan, Kristin Lieder and her husband Nick, Beth Schmitz (Mark Carroll), Megan Judkins and her husband Brian and Kate Albrecht and her husband Neil; great-grandchildren, Nick Wieben, Clara Forsell, Katelyn, Caleb and Kendall Schultz, Cassandra, Kellen and Payton ZumHofe, Bridger, Caleb and Elliana Chastek, Kaylee and Tyler Steele, Kiera, Corey and Kayla Lieder, Waylon Carroll and Claire, Levi and Graham Albrecht; brother Earl Schuth and his wife Beverly of Plato; sister-in-law Sarah Buckentin of Glencoe; and many nephews, nieces, other relatives and many friends.
Mildred was preceded in death by her parents Henry and Frances Schuth; parents-in-law John and Bertha ZumHofe; brother Hillard Schuth; sisters-in-law and brothers-in-law, Laverna Schuth, Gerald Buckentin, and Vernon and Elsie Parpart; and daughter-in-law Sharon ZumHofe.
Arrangements by Johnson-McBride Funeral Chapel in Glencoe. Online obituaries and guestbook available at mcbridechapel.com.