Mildred I. Wight

March 24, 1917 - August 15, 2017 

Mildred I. Wight

March 24, 1917 - August 15, 2017 

Obituary for Mildred I. Wight

Mildred “Millie” Irene (Schrauben) Wight
Portland, Michigan

Mildred I. Wight, passed away on Tuesday, August 15, 2017 at the age of 100. She was born in Riley Township on March 24, 1917 the daughter of John and Amelia (Feneis) Schrauben.

Mildred was a lifelong resident of Portland and a member of St. Patrick Church and the Altar Society. She enjoyed camping with her children, traveling, cooking, playing euchre, loved her flowers and the care of her lawn, sidewalk and curb, but most of all enjoyed her daily walk around the block. Mildred was 16 years old when she was hired in at the Salant Shirt Factory in Portland in 1935 and later was a waitress for several years in town.

She was preceded in death by her husband of 59 years, Ralph L. Wight; brothers Herman, Isadore, Raymond, Clarence, Edwin, and John; sisters, Martha and Agnes; daughter-in-law, Judy (Ralph) Wight. Mildred is survived by her three daughters, Linda (Dale) Bower, Noreen (Douglas) Logel, and Nancy (Gerald) Lyon, all of Portland; two sons, Gary (Marie) Wight of South Dakota and Ralph R. (special friend, Kathy Guthrie) Wight of Portland; sisters, Helen Kavanagh of Lansing, Alice Veltman of Grand Ledge, and brother, Richard Schrauben of Portland. Mildred has 11 grandchildren, 24 great-grandchildren, and one great-great-grandchild; and many nieces, nephews, and cousins.

The Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated at 9:00 a.m., Saturday, August 19, 2017 at St. Patrick Catholic Church, Portland, with Rev. Larry King presiding. The family will receive friends from 2-4 and 6-8 p.m., Friday at the Lehman Funeral Home, 210 E. Bridge St., Portland. The rosaries will be prayed Friday at 3:00 and 7:00 p.m. at the chapel. For those wishing, memorial contributions may be made to Sparrow Hospice Services or the National Multiple Sclerosis Society - Michigan Chapter in honor of Mildred. Online condolences may be made at lehmanfuneralhomes.com.

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