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Mildred M. Vahling, 94, passed away at 7:29 a.m. Thursday, June 15, 2017, at her home in Teutopolis.
A funeral Mass will be held at 10 a.m. Tuesday at Sacred Heart Catholic Church in Effingham with burial in St. Francis Cemetery, Teutopolis. Visitation will be held from 4 to 7 p.m. Monday evening at Bauer Funeral Home in Effingham, with a 6:30 p.m. ladies rosary. Memorial donations may be made to the donor's choice. Online condolences may be left at www.bauerfh.com.
Mildred was born November 28, 1922, in Sigel, the daughter of Martin C. and Mathilda (Buehnerkemper) Swingler. She married Frank J. Vahling on Jan. 6, 1942, and he preceded her in death in 1983. Mildred was a member of St. Francis of Assisi Catholic Church in Teutopolis and the Council of Catholic Women.
Mildred is survived by her two sons, Larry (Kay) Vahling of Kissimmee, FL, and Gary (Lisa) Vahling of Teutopolis; two daughters, Mary Ann McClanahan of Pekin and Judy Vahling of Teutopolis; sister, Phyllis Buening of Effingham; 11 grandchildren; and 18 great-grandchildren.
Mildred was preceded in death by her parents; husband; two sons, James "Jim" Vahling and John Vahling; siblings, Wilbert K. Swingler, Harold V. Swingler, Marietta "Mickey" Tegenkamp and Russell Swingler.
The Vahling family would like to say a special thanks to Mildred's neighbor, Dorothy Gardewine and also to her niece, Jeannie Westendorf.
Published on June 16, 2017
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