Muriel Mill

Obituary of Muriel Mill

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Muriel Elizabeth Mill (Dreyer) ,94, of Zion, IL, peacefully went to be with the Lord on Saturday, March 3, 2007, at Rolling Hills Manor in Zion. For nearly a century Muriel was the rock and cornerstone of faith and love for her entire family. She was born on May 29, 1912, in Zion, IL, to George Henry and Leona Pauline Dreyer. On November 25, 1931, she married her childhood sweetheart Cecil Norman Mill and enjoyed 62 years of marriage until his passing in 1993. She was a faithful member of both Christ Community Church in Zion, IL, and Wesley Church in Waukegan, IL ,and resided her entire life in the greater Zion area until her passing. Muriel attended Zion elementary schools and graduated from Waukegan High School, as Zion-Benton high school was not established at that time. Muriel worked for many years in and around the City of Zion, including the then world famous Zion Lace Factory. After spending 6 years working at Solo Cup she retired in 1971 in order to spend more time with her children and grandkids at home. As a continual source of encouragement, love, and boundless generosity, Muriel lived her life of faith as an example to all of us and though she will be greatly missed, her legacy and spirit will continue for many generations to come. Survivors include a son, Willard (Judy) Mill; daughters, Marlene Evans (nee Mill) and Judy (John) Ellis (nee Mill ); grandsons, Robert (Christie) Mill and Duwayne (Pam) Mill; granddaughter, Ronnica (David) Dziekan (nee Mill); grandson, Michael Mill; granddaughter, Cynthia (Marty) Garstkiewicz (nee Evans); grandsons, James (Darlene)Mill , Donald (Mary)Evans Jr., John(Kerri) Ellis Jr. and Jason(Krista) Ellis;16 great-grandchildren and 1 great-great grandchild. Also surviving are sister, Mildred Stried (nee Dreyer); and brother, Norman (Doris)Dreyer and many nieces and nephews and extended family members. She was preceded in death by her husband, Cecil Norman Mill; sons, James Allen Mill and Herbert Clayton Mill; brothers, Silas Dreyer, Nathaniel Dreyer and Chester Dreyer; sister, Myrtle Skalla Becker, and son-in-law, Donald Evans Sr. A Funeral Service will be held on Friday, March 9, 2007, at 10:00 a.m. at Christ Community Church, 2500 Dowie Memorial Dr.. Zion, IL. Interment will follow at Mt. Olivet Memorial Park, Zion. Visitation will be Friday from 9:00a.m. until the time of service at the church. In lieu of flowers, the family has asked that memorial donations be given to Sky Lodge Christian Camp, N4855 County Road Y, Montello, WI 53949 or Camp Zion, 2500 Dowie Memorial Dr., Zion, IL 60099.
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Service Information

10:00 am
Friday, March 9, 2007
Christ Community Church
2500 Dowie Memorial Drive
Zion, Illinois, United States

Interment Information

Mt. Olivet Memorial Park
1436 Kenosha Rd.
Zion, Illinois, United States
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