Mildred A. (Behner) Wachsmuth

Died: Sat., May 5, 2018


9:00 AM to 10:00 AM, Wed., May 09, 2018
Location: Salm-McGill-Tangeman

Mass of Christian Burial

10:30 AM Wed., May 09, 2018
Location: Holy Angels Catholic Church

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Mildred Alice (Behner) Wachsmuth, 98, passed away on Saturday, May 5, 2018 at 5:55 PM at Ohio Living Dorothy Love in Sidney, Ohio.  She was born on September 29, 1919 in Asheville, North Carolina to Edward Thomas Behner and Annabelle Blackwell.  She was brought up in Cleveland, Ohio, and graduated from Villa Angela Academy.  On April 23, 1941, she married Joseph Richard A "Dick"Wachsmuth and he preceded her in death.  After coming to Sidney in 1943, Mildred taught for many years at Holy Angels School and was very involved in the Legion of Mary and Schoenstatt.   She was a former director of the Shelby County Cancer and Health Foundation.  She was an active member of the American Legion Auxiliary, the Holy Angels Rosary Altar Sodality, and the Wilson Memorial Hospital Auxiliary.  She is remembered for humor, her commitment to honesty, and her love of this country and the flag.  She is survived by three nieces, Linda O'Haver, Cynthia O'Haver, and Sandra Perez; and one nephew, Scott Rast, all of Tucson, Arizona; and special friends Mike Barhorst, Ed Gearhart, and Fran Holthaus.   She was preceded in death by her parents, her beloved husband, her step-sister Carol Rast, and her sister-in-law Kathleen Wachsmuth.   Her departing words for us: smile and be happy.  I have waited a long time to meet my God and the Holy Family.  Special thanks to the staff of Ohio Living Dorothy Love and Wilson Hospice.  Memorials can be sent to Holy Angels School and Lehman High School.  Visitation will be Wednesday, May 9, 2018 from 9AM-10AM at Salm-McGill and Tangeman Funeral Home. Her Mass of Christian Burial will be on Wednesday, May 9, 2018 at 10:30AM, at Holy Angels Catholic Church, Sidney, Ohio, with Fr. Peter Langenkamp officiating. Interment will be at Graceland Cemetery Sidney, immediately following mass.

Charitable donations may be made in Mildred's memory to the following organizations:

Holy Angels School
324 S. Ohio Ave. Sidney Ohio, 45365
Tel: 937-498-2307

Lehman High School
2400 St. Mary's Ave., Sidney, Ohio 45365
Tel: 1-937-498-1161

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Dave DeVelvis
   Posted Mon May 07, 2018
Mrs Wachsmuth was just one of the many great teachers we had at Holy Angels so many years ago. I still can't believe she talked me into learning to dance the Minuet in the 8th grade. What a great lady.

Doris Smedley Rotterman
   Posted Tue May 08, 2018
Millie, many years ago you, Dick, jumbo and I spent lots of time together and shared many meals. After I remarried and moved to Kettering we didn’t see each other but I never forgot my Sidney connections. Millie, you are now with the love of your life. May You be in peace. God be with you dear friend. Doris

Robert Freisthler
   Posted Tue May 08, 2018
To my Dear Aunt Mill,
You were the Matron of Honor at my mother’s wedding (Betty Daniels Freisthler) and you were my Godmother.
God Bless your eternal rest.
Bob Freisthler

Joyce Reier
   Posted Wed May 09, 2018
Millie was such a great lady...funny, smart and witty and had an amazing memory. May she rest in peace.