Mildred M. Cummings, 93, of Oran passed away on Saturday, September 1, 2018 at Allen Memorial Hospital in Waterloo. Visitation will be on Thursday, September 6, 2018 from 4:00 pm to 7:00 pm at the Geilenfeld Funeral Home in Oelwein and one hour before services on Friday. Services will be on Friday, September 7, 2018 at 11:00 am at the Geilenfeld Funeral Home with burial in Floral Hills Cemetery.
Mildred was born on July 21, 1925 in Oelwein, the daughter of Vernon and Minnie (Warnke) Gilson. She grew up in the Oelwein area, graduating from Oelwein High School in 1943. She was united in marriage to Clarence Cummings on June 4, 1946 at the Little Brown Church in Nashua. Mildred was a cook for the Wapsi Valley School system for over twenty years. She was a member of the Oran Methodist Church and Winnebago Busy Bee Club. In her spare time she enjoyed camping, sewing, reading, crafts and her family. She enjoyed life and will be dearly missed.
Mildred is survived by her children, Vicki Rohrick of Oelwein, Steve Cummings of Oran, Connie (Dennis) Karsten of Waseca, Minnesota and Audrey Turitto of Hager City, Wisconsin; six grandchildren, Renae, Brian, Heidi, Brett, Zach, Amber and Celena; 15 great grandchildren: Jessinda, Sophia, Ayden, Landen, April (Dylan), Kodi, Paul “PJ”, Katie, Eva, Mason, Joseph, Braiden, Cody (Ashlea), Cameron and Conner; a sister-in-law, Audrey Gilson of Oelwein. She was preceded in death by her husband, Clarence; two brothers, Clarence and Virgil Gilson, a sister-in-law, Hilda Gilson, great-grandson Christopher and her parents.