Mildred A. (Millie) Chellberg, formerly of Chesterton, passed away at
Aldersgate Village Health Care Center in Topeka, Kansas on Saturday, April
16, 2011. She was 102.
Mildred was born in Chesterton on Jan. 7, 1909 to Charles and Christena
(Erickson) Holm. She graduated from Chesterton High School in 1927. During
and after graduation, she worked in her parentís store, Calumet Grocery. On
June 28, 1936, she married Hilmer Chellberg, who preceded her in death on
August 25, 1985. She also was preceded in death by her parents and siblings
Clarence Holm, Stella Moline, Juliette Swanson, Raymond Holm and Roy Holm.
She was a member of Augsburg Lutheran Church where she taught Sunday School,
sang in the choir and belonged to the Dorcas Circle. She also belonged to
Baileytown Neighbors Club and the Chesterton Womenís Club. Mildred moved to
Topeka, Kansas in July, 1999 to be near her son and daughter-in-law and
family. She lived at Atria Hearthstone Retirement Community until October,
2010. She attended First Lutheran Church in Topeka, Kansas.
Mildred is survived by her son Lowell (wife Lorraine) of Topeka; grandsons
David (Sarah) Chellberg of Overland Park, Kansas and Steve (Kelly) Chellberg
of Lawrence, Kansas; great granddaughters Addison, Kelsey and Ella Chellberg;
sister-in-law Edith Holm of Valparaiso; and nieces and nephews.
Funeral services will be held Saturday, April 23 at 11 a.m. from Augsburg
Lutheran Church, 100 N Mineral Springs Road, Porter with Pastor Erik Bernth
officiating. Burial will follow at Chesterton Cemetery. The family will
receive friends on Friday, April 22 at the White-Love Funeral Home, 525 S.
2nd St., Chesterton from 4 to 8 p.m. Memorials may be given to Augsburg
Lutheran Church or Hospice Care of Kansas. For additional information, call