Obituary: Mildred B. Mahken

Mildred “Mickey” B. Mahnken, 91, of Farrar died Monday, Sept. 7, 2020, at Independence Care Center.
She was born April 14, 1929 in Farrar to Otto Koenig and Esther (Bock) Koenig.
She and Armin Mahnken were married Sept. 30, 1950. He preceded her in death Oct. 26, 1997.
She was a member of Salem Lutheran Church, LWML, Farrar Extension Club, She was a docent at Altenburg Museum and Saxon Memorial. She was a housekeeper supervisor at Perry Oaks for 24 years. She worked at Perry County Nursing Home in dietary for 8 years. She enjoyed gardening, raising flowers and quilting.
Survivors include three daughters, Yvonne M. (Kenneth) Miesner of Perryville, Kay E. (Ray) Gerler of Frohna, Diane B (Earl) Petzoldt of Frohna; two sons, Mark A (Connie) Mahnken of Perryville, Joel L. (Brooke) Mahnken of Leavenworth, Kan.; two sisters, Geraldine (Rev Donald) Kirst of Glen Carbon, Ill., Jeanette (Marvin) Poenitske of Brentwood, Tenn.; brother, Richard (Dorothy) Koenig of Jackson, 15 grandchildren, 27 great-grandchildren, 6 great-great grandchildren.
She was preceded in death by her parents, husband, and two sisters, Fern Kassel, infant sister, Gladys Koenig; infant brother, Merlin Koenig; .
Visitation will be 4-8 p.m. on Thursday, Sept. 10, 2020, and 6:30-8 am Friday, Sept. 11, 2020 at Ford Young Chapel in Perryville.
Funeral Service will be at 10 a.m. Friday, Sept. 11, 2020, at Salem Lutheran Church in Farrar with the Rev. Roger Abernathy officiating. Burial will be at Salem Lutheran Cemetery in Farrar.
Memorial contributions may be given to Salem Lutheran Church Capital Improvement Fund, Lutheran Ministries.
Online condolences may be made at
Ford & Young Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.


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