Mildred M. “Millie” Ortberg, 90 of Aledo, IL, died Tuesday, December 29, 2015 at Genesis Senior Living Center in Aledo. Services are 10:30 a.m. Saturday, January 2, 2016 at Fippinger Funeral Home in Aledo. Graveside services and burial will be 2:30 p.m. in the Fairview Cemetery in Earlville, Iowa. Visitation is from 9:00 AM until time of services Saturday at Fippinger’s where memorials may be left to the Mercer County Senior Citizens Center. Online condolences can be made at www.fippingerfuneralhome.com.
She was born July 1, 1925 in Earlville, Iowa to Robert and Addie Bisgrove Hunt. She graduated from Earlville High School. Millie married Robert W. Burke November 10, 1942 in Kahoka, Missouri. He died September 12, 1945. She later married Theodore L. Ortberg June 18, 1948 in Earlville, IA. He died in 1995.
Millie was employed at International Harvester Farmall Works in Rock Island, Illinois, retiring in 1985. She later worked at Georgetown Manor in Aledo.
She was a member of the United Methodist Church in Joy, Illinois, Mercer County Senior Citizens Center, AARP, UAW Local 1309 and the Red Hat Society.
She enjoyed mowing, yard work, canning and especially being with her family.
She is survived by two daughters, Sheila (Gene) Pullen of Naples, FL; Charlene (Steve) Carey of New Boston, IL; four sons, Gene (Karen) Burke of Keithsburg, IL; Jim (Carolyn) Burke of West Liberty, OH; Dave (Teresa) Ortberg of Aledo, IL; Kevin (Tammy) Ortberg of Joy, IL; 17 grandchildren; 36 great grandchildren; 9 great great grandchildren; one brother, Everett (Alice) Hunt of Earlville, IA; several nieces and nephews.
Millie was preceded in death by her parents, husbands, two grandchildren and one brother, Frank.