Mildred “Millie” Baranowski, 92, passed away on Sunday, November 6, 2022, at Aspirus Wausau Hospital, with all her children at her side after a long battle with dementia. She never lost her sense of humor and her love of family.
She was born on December 24, 1929, at Big Falls Dam on the Flambeau River in Rusk County, WI, daughter of the late Hans Emil and Martha (Smith) Schumann. On October 17, 1951, she married Henry “Gip” Baranowski at St. James Catholic Church in Wausau. He preceded her in death on March 9, 2000.
Mildred graduated from Tony High School in 1947. She worked as a certified nursing assistant at Mount View Care Center, and the former St. Mary’s Hospital in Wausau. She was also the bookkeeper for her husband’s business, Sandy Heating and Plumbing Co., all while raising six children. Even with a full house, Millie often opened her loving home to others. She was a long-time member of St. Agnes Parish, Weston, where she was a sacristan and helped prepare many funeral meals.
She was an excellent bowler and a member of the WWER Club. She enjoyed knitting, crocheting, embroidery, quilting, baking, fishing and gardening. She had a great love of nature and passed that on to her six children.
She will be greatly missed by her children, Judith (Timothy) Wincentsen of Tony, WI, Timothy (Barbara) Baranowski of Wausau, Susan (Alan) Midlikowski of Ringle, Barbara (Joseph) Buska of Kronenwetter, Sharon Koskey (Ken Karpinski) of Pearson, and Sara (Kevin) Brown of Wausau; 15 grandchildren; 25 great-grandchildren; many nieces and nephews; and other relatives and friends.
In addition to her husband and parents, she was further preceded in death by her infant son, Thomas (twin to Timothy), great-grandson, Wyatt Weller, as well as her siblings, Betty Miller, Sidney Schumann, Hylan Schumann, and Jean Huey.
Funeral Mass will be celebrated at 11:00 A.M. on Monday, November 14, 2022, at St. Agnes Parish, 6101 Zinser St., Weston. The Rev. Gregory Bohren will officiate. Burial will be in the parish cemetery. Visitation will be held from 9:00 A.M. until the time of Mass on Monday at the church.
Brainard Funeral Home – Everest Chapel, Weston is assisting the family with arrangements.
The Funeral Service will be livestreamed and available to view on our website. You may also leave messages and condolences for her family at brainardfuneral.com.
Millie was cared for by the angels at Cedar Creek Manor, Kronenwetter for the last six years of her life. Her family would like to thank everyone there for the loving care shown to her, especially Linda Fosick, who could always make her smile.