Mildred met Jesus on January 19, 2023.
Mildred Solum was born on October 26, 1924, on a farm in Prairie View Township, north of Rothsay, MN, the daughter of Norman and Mabel (Western) Solum. She attended country school through the 8th grade and graduated from Barnesville High School in 1942.
Mildred was united in marriage to Jerome Sillerud (of Pelican Rapids, MN) on December 16, 1944, in Rothsay, MN. They farmed in the Pelican Rapids and Rothsay area. Two children were born to this union – Joan and Dean.
Mildred was a wonderful wife, mother, grandma, friend, and caregiver. She worked side by side with Jerome helping with the field work and tending their dairy cattle until Jerome passed on July 5, 1983.
Mildred was united in marriage to Calvin Boen (of Pelican Rapids, MN) on February 14, 1986. She assisted Cal in his Dairy Queen in Pelican Rapids until it was sold in 1993. They enjoyed spending many winters in Mesa, AZ, and built a home in Barnesville in 2005. They enjoyed gardening, canning, Garden Club, making lots of lefse and were always entertaining family and friends. She loved cooking and baking. Her grandkids have so many fun memories of time spend with Grandma Milly. She took them to the library, swimming, the park and for many walks in the woods. Thank to Milly for all the great memories we have with you. You will always have a special place in our hearts! As you told us “See you in heaven”.
Mildred is survived by her son, Dean (Cindy) Sillerud of Rothsay, MN; her grandchildren – Brandon Sillerud of Fargo, ND; Annie (Jordan) Duphorn of Fargo; and Ben (Desta) Sillerud of Maple Grove, MN; and her brother, Paul (Beverly) Solum of Fergus Falls, MN. Also surviving are Cal’s children – Nadine (Myron) Compton of Spearfish, SD; Kevin (Anita) Boen of Fergus Falls; Noreen Perina of Gretna, NE; Naomi (Mike) Frantes of Cedar Park, TX; Natalie (Jim) Gregory of Gretna, NE; Kerri (Steve) Black of Kent, WA; Kandace (Doug) Gorsuch and Kathy (Joe) Paulson both of Ramsey, MN.
Mildred was preceded in death by her parents; her husband, Jerome; her brothers – Donald and Arvid Solum; her husband, Calvin; her daughter, Joan; and her granddaughter, Katy Sillerud.
Burial will be held at 2 PM Monday, January 23, 2023, at Our Savior’s Lutheran Church Cemetery in Rothsay, MN. A Celebration of Life will be held this summer for family and friends.
Arrangements have been entrusted to the care of Boulger Funeral Home and Celebration of Life Center