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Mildred Shoemaker

January 11, 1931 — December 12, 2016

Mildred Shoemaker

Mildred L. Bischoff Klongerboe Reckers Shoemaker, 85, of Keithsburg, Illinois died Monday, December 12, 2016 at her daughter’s home in Seaton, Illinois.

Funeral services are 4:00 p.m., with visitation 1 hour prior, on Wednesday, December 14th at the First Christian Church, Keithsburg, Illinois.  Following the service, cremation will be accorded with a private family burial to be held at a later date in Greenmound Cemetery, Keithsburg.  Memorials may be left for the church.  Dennison Funeral Home, Aledo is handling arrangements.

Mildred LaVonne was born January 11, 1931 in Marble, Minnesota to Richard and Adaline Bischoff Johnson.  At an early age, she was adopted by John and Clara Anderson Klongerboe.  In 1950, she married Elmer B. Reckers in Kahoka, Missouri.  Later, in 1972, she married John Shoemaker in New Boston.

Mildred worked at Heinz in Muscatine for 20 years and was a lifetime homemaker, wife, mother and grandmother.  She loved sewing, embroidery, canning and took great joy in taking care of others.

Those left to cherish her memory are her children:  Bill (Wendy) Reckers, Alpha, IL, Carole (Jimmie) Jackson, Seaton, IL, Jimmy Reckers, Keithsburg, IL, Debbie (Cliff) King, Seaton, IL, Edward Reckers, Keithsburg, IL, Vickie (Randy) Jacquet, Muscatine, IA, Steve (Teresa) Reckers, Lincoln, IL and Bette Smith, Keithsburg, IL; grandchildren:  Nickie Greer, Becky Bolyard, Jason Reckers, Tabitha Osborne, Kenny Jackson, Tamara Adams-Hudson, Melissa Carle, LaNonna Colon, Michelle Blaszczyk, Melissa Ford, Mike Reckers, Charlie Reckers, David Johnson, Walter Dickson, Stephanie Reckers, Mandy Moody, Clifford Byrd, Daniel Byrd, Josh Reckers, Jeff Reckers, Toni Rex, Krista Fuller, Tim Smith and LaVonne Wheeler; many great grandchildren and great great grandchildren and sisters:  Betty Stich, New Mexico and Bonnie Krueger, Minneapolis, MN.

She was preceded in death by her parents, adoptive parents, both husbands, daughters:  Lori and Tina, 3 grandchildren, brother:  Orin “Bud” Klongerboe and sister:  Darlene Kjosta.

Online condolences may be left at www.dennisonfuneralhome.com.

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