NORMAL — Mildred Trowbridge, 92, formerly of Rochelle, passed away Sunday, Jan. 20, 2013 at Heritage Manor Nursing Home, Normal.
Mildred was born on May 6, 1920, in rural Chana, to George and Beatrice (Tilton) Van Hise. She married Cecil Trowbridge in Oregon. He preceded her in death on March 18, 2000.
She is preceded in death by her parents; three brothers, Frances Van Hise, Walter (Marilyn) Van Hise, Dean (Eloise) Van Hise; and three sisters, Ethel Voss, Lois Van Hise and Ella Cavanna.
Mildred is survived by her son, Dale (Cathy) Trowbridge, of Normal; siblings, Beulah (Louis) Reynolds, of Show Low, Ariz., Anne (John) Bennett, Durham, N.C., and Robert (Marguerite) Van Hise, Rochelle; granddaughter, Teresa (Joe) Craig, of Metamora; grandson, Jon (Tammy) Trowbridge, of Clover, S.C.; and great-grandsons, Jeff and Luke Trowbridge, of Clover, S.C., and Bailey and Corey Craig, of Metamora.
Mildred worked for Del Monte Foods, BorgWarner and Caron Spinning Co. She was a past member of the Methodist Church of Rochelle and Dixon. Mildred loved animals. She was especially fond of her pet dogs.
Visitation will be Friday, Jan. 25 from 11 a.m. to noon at Coulon-Lyons Family Funeral Homes & Cremation Services, 704 N. 6th Street, Rochelle. Services will follow the visitation with Pastor Farrel Stauffer officiating. Burial will be at Lawnridge Cemetery in Rochelle.
Online condolences can be made at www.coulon-lyonsfamilyfh.com.
Memorials may be made to Tails Humane Society, 2250 Barber Greene Road, DeKalb, Illinois 60115.