|Mildred Fossell, 87|
|Written by TRF Times|
Thief River Falls - Mildred “Milly” Fossell, Thief River Falls, went home to be with her Lord and Savior, on Thursday, Sept. 8, 2011, at Life Care Medical Center in Roseau.
Funeral services were held Saturday, Sept. 10, at the Evangelical Covenant Church, Thief River Falls, with Rev. Bert Foster officiating. Casket bearers included Milly’s six godsons: Bill Ingebrightsen, David Dahlin, Shannon Boen, Scott Fossell and Todd Fossell. Interment was held at Karlstad Cemetery, Karlstad.
Mildred Dahlin was born Sept. 29, 1923 to Oscar W. and Carrie (Nordstrom) Dahlin in Comstock Township, Marshall County. She was baptized Jan. 20, 1924 by Reverend Drotts and confirmed in 1938. She grew up on a farm Northeast of Radium and attended Edgewood country school. Milly graduated from Warren High School in Warren, with the class of 1942. She then went on to Teacher’s Training in Warren, graduating in 1944. She taught country schools for four years.
On Aug. 25, 1946, Milly was united in marriage to Lawrence “Larry” Fossell. They moved to Minneapolis, where Milly was employed at Sears, Roebuck for 38 years. She ended her career as being the first female collection manager in the Northwest Territory. The couple wintered in Tucson, Ariz., for eleven winters. In 1996, they moved to Thief River Falls to retire. Larry passed away February 8, 2001 and Milly continued to live in Thief River Falls.
Milly was very active in her church, both in Minneapolis and Thief River Falls. At the time of her death, she was a member of the Evangelical Covenant Church, Covenant Women, Christian Women’s Club, NWMC Auxiliary and volunteered at the Heritage Center for several years. While living in Minneapolis, she volunteered at Northwestern Hospital.
She is survived by a brother, Winton Dahlin of Thief River Falls; nine godsons; as well as several cousins, nieces and nephews.
Milly was preceded in death by husband, Larry and parents.
Family condolences may be sent to www.johnsonfuneralservice.com.