Name:   Mildred M. "Midge" (Mansell) Minderman

From:  The Vincennes Sun-Commercial, Vincennes, Indiana
Date:  Friday, June 10, 2005

Mildred M. "Midge" Minderman, 83, died Wednesday, June 8, 2005 at 10:55 p.m. at Good Samaritan Hospital in Vincennes.

Midge was born on Sept. 27, 1921 in Lawrence Co., Ill. to Leonard H. Mansell and Emma Gladys (Hawkins) Mansell.  She was graduated of Lincoln High School, class of 1939, and Evansville Business College.

Midge was a member of the Old Cathedral Catholic Church, the Old Cathedral Altar Society, Knox County Cancer Society, American Red Cross Volunteer, Gray Lady at Good Samaritan Hospital.  She was a volunteer for the American Cancer Society and the Tuberculosis Society.  She was a Girl Scout leader, a member of Delta Theta Tau, Card Club and Vincennes University Alumni Association and VU Foundation and a member of the Columbia Reading Circle for over 40 years.

She worked at the Indiana Bell Telephone Company.  During World War II, she worked at the Vincennes Steel Corporation.  She and her husband Jerry were co-founders and owners of the Frostop Drive-In.  She was a dedicated homemaker and a loving and devoted mother.

Midge was preceded in death by her husband Gerald "Jerry" Minderman, whom she married on Feb. 8, 1942., a daughter, Marie Annette, her parents, two sisters, Lucille Frey and Dorothy Liebermann; and two brothers-in-laws, Vincent Frey and Walter Minderman.

She is survived by her children and their spouses: Pat and Donetta Minderman of Bartlett, Tenn., Bill and Jan Minderman of Germantown, Tenn., Ann and George Matthews of Vincennes, Mindy and Denny Uhlik of Lawrenceville, Ill. and Matt and Terry Minderman of Vincennes.  Grandchildren: Daniel Minderman, Ethan Minderman, Jason Minderman, Geof Matthews, Rob Matthews, Sarah (Matthews) Cleveland, Jeff Dreiman, Christy (Dreiman) Paddock, Jason Hendricks, Chris Minderman, Abigail (Minderman) Sulewski, Adam Minderman, Aaron Minderman and four great-grandchildren, as well as brothers-in-law Fritz Liebermann and Doyle Minderman and sister-in-law Martha Minderman.

A Mass of Christian burial will be celebrated at 10 a.m. Monday at the Old Cathedral with Father John Schipp officiating.  She will be laid to rest next to her husband, Gerald "Jerry" Minderman in Mt. Calvary Cemetery.

The family will receive friends from 3 to 7 p.m. at the Duesterberg-Frederick Funeral Home, 521 Vigo St., where a parish wake service will be held at 7 p.m.

Memorial contributions may be made in her memory to Lincoln Trail Hospice and the Old Cathedral Restoration Fund.