Mildred Sofia Yocum, 95, of Wapakoneta passed away peacefully under the care of hospice at the Wapakoneta Manor on January 5, 2019.
She was born on April 30, 1923 in New Bremen, OH to John & Irma Zahn who preceded her in death. On September 29, 1945 she married Howard Raymond Yocum and he passed away in 1997.
She is survived by two children; Trell (Marisa) Yocum, Susan (James) Kostelac; seven grandchildren Diane (Mark) Schlosser, Richard (Melanie) Yocum, Thomas (Leoloni) Yocum, Michael Yocum, John (Sarah) Kostelac, Sarah (Mark) Horwitz, Elizabeth (Tim) Moody and 12 great-grandchildren.
She was preceded in death by and infant son John Richard Yocum; an infant granddaughter Joy Ann Kostelac and a brother John Zahn Jr. who was a navigator of a B-24 Bomber and shot down over Germany in 1944 during World War II.
Mildred was a wonderful Christian mother who loved her Lord. She was a member of First English Lutheran Church where she was very active in all aspects of church life. She loved to garden and bake and share the fruits of her labor by taking flowers and cookies to the sick and elderly. She also like to fish and went with her husband of many fishing trips. She will be sorely missed by her family but they find solace in that she is with the Lord and her family who preceded her in death.
Funeral services will begin at 10:00 a.m. Saturday January 19, 2019 at First English Lutheran Church with Rev. Neil Brady officiating. Burial will follow at German Protestant Cemetery, New Bremen. Friends may call from 4-8 p.m. Friday at Schlosser Funeral Home & Cremation Services, Wapakoneta.
Memorial contributions may be directed to First English Lutheran Church.
Condolences may be expressed at www.schlosserfuneralhome.com