Darold E. Mills

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Darold E. Mills

Darold E. Mills
March 6, 1931 – February 16, 2017

Darold E. Mills, age 85, died on Thursday, February 16, 2017, at the Golden Living Center in Benson, Minnesota. A Memorial service will be held on Saturday, February 18, at 1:00 p.m. at St. Mark’s Lutheran Church in Benson. Visitation will be held from 12:00 pm to 1:00 p.m. on Saturday at St. Mark’s Lutheran Church. Interment will be in St. John’s Cemetery of rural Benson. Zniewski Funeral Home of Benson is assisting the family with the arrangements.
Darold Edward Mills was born on March 6, 1931, in Holloway, Minnesota the son of Samuel and Helma (Siverus) Mills. He grew up in the Holloway area and attended school there until the 9th grade. Darold enlisted in the United States Army and proudly served our country during the Korean War from 1951 to May 1952. He earned two bronze service stars, a Purple Heart, and a Bronze Star with a V.

On December 26, 1952, Darold was united in marriage to Marjorie Bursack by the Rev. Albrict in Taunton, Minnesota. This union was blessed with over 64 years of marriage and four children. They lived in California, Oregon, and Minnesota. He was the top tractor salesman in California. He helped to build houses, he drove Semi-Truck, and he hauled grain for Foslien. If it had an engine, Darold could fix it. He loved to help out whoever and wherever he could. Darold was a member of the V.F.W. and the DAV. He enjoyed flying small aircraft, raising Black Angus cattle, duck hunting, fishing for walleyes, and hunting big game. He loved to spend time with his family and friends. He was called from this life on Thursday morning, February 16, 2017, at the Golden Living Center in Benson. He attained the age of 85 years, 11 months, and 10 days.

Darold is survived by his wife, Marjorie of Benson; his children: Nona Mills of Benson, Kent (Tina) Mills of Post Falls, Idaho, and Nyla (Alfred) Mabry of Benson; ten grandchildren: Christopher Ragus, Phillip Ragus, Nate Ragus, Angelique Fuchs, Stef Anny, Tiffani Trampush, Jacob Mills, Justin Mills, Audrey Mills, and Christina Mills; 12 great-grandchildren: Kayden Ragus, Autumn Ragus, Trinity Ragus, Sky Ragus, Brooke Ragus, Talon Ragus, Korbin Ragus, Kiah Ragus, Cooper Mills, Carter Mills, Sydney Foster, and Aiden Amen; siblings: Sandra (Jim) Tyler, James (MaryJo) Mills, and Maxine (Guy) Short; and several nieces, nephews, and other relatives.

He was preceded in death by his son, Kurt; his parents, Samuel and Helma; and siblings: Marion Mills, Senora Golden, Glen Mills, Donald Mills, Dennis Mills, and Vern Mills. Blessed be his memory.

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