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Mildred Youngren

DIXON – Mildred L. “Midge” Youngren, 81, of Dixon, died Tuesday, March 24, 2009, at Heritage Square, Dixon. She was employed by Abbott Laboratories, Zion, before retiring.

Mildred was born July 25, 1927, in Palmyra Township, Dixon, the daughter of Wilbert Sumner and Dorothy (Hummel) Boynton. She married Herbert Youngren on Oct. 17, 1948, in Dixon.

Mildred was a member of Grace United Methodist Church, Dixon.

Survivors include her husband, Herbert Youngren, of Dixon; two sons, Randall (Teresa) Youngren of Ellensburg, Wash. and Ronald (Marian) Youngren of Dixon; one brother, Wilbert “Wib” (Carol) Boynton of Dixon; three sisters, Mary Jane Boynton of Dixon; Ruth (Francis) Strang of Sunnyside, Wash., and Lois (Anthony) Farina of Fond du Lac, Wis.; seven grandchildren; and three great-grandchildren.

She was preceded in death by one son, Mark Youngren; one sister, Doris Boynton; one brother Dean Boynton; and one grandson, Cory James Youngren.

Memorial service is at 11 a.m. Friday at Grace United Methodist Church, Dixon, with the Rev. Marilyn Nolan, pastor, officiating.

Burial of cremains is at a later date at East Jordan Cemetery, Sterling.

Visitation is from 10 to 11 a.m. Friday at the church.

Arrangements were completed by Preston-Schilling Funeral Home, Dixon.

Memorials have been established to Grace United Methodist Church, Dixon, and KSB Hospice.

Condolences may be sent at on the Internet.

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