COLUMBUS JUNCTION, Iowa -- Milda M. Ganzer, 96, Columbus Junction, died Saturday, Oct. 8, 2005, at her home.
The Rev. Chris Hinkel will officiate the services. Casket bearers are Derreck Woodruff, William Ganzer, Dan Ganzer, Mike Ganzer, James Ganzer, Stephanie Woodruff, Cynthia Derry and Brenda Stout.
Mrs. Ganzer was born May 3, 1909, in Maquoketa, the daughter of Henry and Elizabeth Siegel Flagel. She married Fred Ganzer, who emigrated from Germany in 1927, on April 14, 1932, in Maquoketa.
She worked at Owen's Brush, Iowa City, and also cooked at several local restaurants and the golf course.
She was a member of St. Paul's Lutheran Church, Wapello, where she was very active as a Sunday school teacher and Ladies Aide, serving as a past president. She enjoyed working, being in the outdoors, where she tended to her garden, going for drives, cooking, baking and canning. She also loved bird watching for the last two and half years.
Survivors include a daughter, Margaret Woodruff of Columbus City; eight grandchildren, Derreck Woodruff, William Ganzer, Dan Ganzer, Mike Ganzer, James Ganzer, Stephanie Woodruff, Cynthia Derry and Brenda Stout; and several great-grandchildren.
She was preceded in death by her parents; her husband; one daughter in infancy; a son, Raymond D. Ganzer; three brothers; and two sisters.