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At age 91, passed away peacefully in her home in Chelsea on Thursday, May 24, 2018. She was born August 5, 1926 in Manchester, Michigan to Clyde and Hazel (Barnes) Gieske.
Mildred graduated from Manchester High School as Valedictorian and attended Ypsilanti Normal College (EMU) obtaining a teaching certificate. She taught school in several one-room school houses in the Manchester area. She has maintained contact and a friendship with many of her original students throughout her years.
August 21, 1954, she married Earl Conrad Huehl and lived at the homestead farm on Fletcher Road.
Mildred has been a life-long member of Sharon United Methodist Church holding many leadership positions, but most noted for her many years as a Sunday School Teacher. She was an active member of the Rogers Corners Farm Bureau and Women’s Extension groups. Mildred also volunteered her time to the Chelsea Senior Center.
In her leisure time, Mildred enjoyed needlework projects, gardening, and playing cards or games with her many friends, family and neighbors. She was always available to help her friends and neighbors tackle projects or lend a helping hand. She retired from Unit Packaging in Ann Arbor.
She is survived by her two sons, Dennis and Carol (Clark) and Gerald “Jerry” and Susan (Dowhal) all of Chelsea; five grandchildren, Kate and Derek Huffman of Novi, Robert and Melany Huehl of Chelsea, Stephanie and Adam Little of Alma, Thomas and Heather Huehl and Nicholas Huehl of Chelsea; along with her five great-grandchildren, Connor and Emma Huffman, David and Penelope Little, and Amelia Huehl.
She was preceded in death by her husband Earl on March 30, 1972, her parents, Clyde and Hazel, and her much loved and missed sister and brother-in-law Marian and Lynn Voegeding.
Funeral services took place Saturday, May 26, from Sharon United Methodist Church in Manchester with Pastor Peter Harris officiating. Burial followed at Rowes Corner Cemetery in Manchester. The family received friends at the church social hall May 25 and 26 at the church.
Donations in her memory may be made to Sharon United Methodist Church Memorial Fund or a charity of your choice.
Arrangements were entrusted to Cole Funeral Chapel in Chelsea.