Mildred E. Wallquist Harries

April 17, 1918 - November 17, 2014


Service: Memorial services will begin at 1:00 p.m. Saturday, November 22 at Grand Valley Lutheran Church rural Canton, SD.

Mildred Elaine Wallquist Harries, 96, passed away Monday, November 17, 2014 at the Canton Good Samaritan Society.  Memorial services will begin at 1:00 p.m. Saturday, November 22 at Grand Valley Lutheran Church rural Canton, SD.

            Mildred was born April 17, 1918 to Ole & Cora (Holter) Borneman in Canton, SD.  She attended Riverside Elementary School near Canton and graduated from Canton High School in 1936.  She worked 2 years at Vick’s Café in Canton before moving to Evanston, IL where she worked for Illinois Bell Telephone.  She returned home to work for NW Bell in Sioux Falls.  She also worked for Farmers State Bank and Molstad Drug.

          Mildred was united in marriage to George A. Wallquist on September 1, 1945.  Together they farmed south of Canton for many years.  Later in life, they enjoyed winters in Texas and Arizona.  George passed away in March of 1983.      Mildred married Harry G. Harries on April 20, 1991.  They lived in Green Valley, AZ until his death.  Mildred then returned to Canton and resided at the Canton Good Samaritan Center for 8 years.

          Mildred was preceded in death by her husband, George; and brothers, Gerald and Donald Borneman.

Mildred is survived by her daughter, Denys (Chuck) Dorr, Green Valley, AZ; grandchildren, Lance (Sarah) Severson;  great-grandsons, Ty, Anthony, Trevor, Brett, and Levi, all of Marshall, MN; niece, Debbe Graue, Sioux Falls, SD; along with several other relatives and friends.

Mildred’s family wishes to express their thanks for the loving care Mildred received from the staff of the Canton Good Samaritan Center and Asera Care Hospice.

 

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