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Mildred Jeanette Smith


Mildred Jeanette "Millie on Main" Smith, 87, of Lisbon, Iowa, passed away Thursday, Aug. 23, 2018, at the Rehabilitation Center of Lisbon surrounded by her family. Funeral service: 10:30 a.m. Monday, Aug. 27, at First Federated Church, Lisbon. Visitation: 3 to 6 p.m. Sunday, Aug. 26, at Stewart Baxter Funeral & Memorial Services, Mount Vernon; Burial following services at Lisbon Cemetery.
She is survived by her children, Suzanne (Dave) Nelson, Mike (Connie) Smith, Connie (Jack) Wolfe, Mark (Karmen) Smith and Laurie (Clint) Simpson; 16 grandchildren; 19 great-grandchildren; sisters-in-law, Rita Smith and Rita Haack; and many special nieces and nephews.
Millie was born in Sioux County, Iowa, to Claus and Margaret (Rumohr) Haack on Jan. 27, 1931. On June 22, 1949, she married her love, James Smith. They moved to Lisbon in 1955, where she raised her children and others in day care. A gathering place for the family and neighbors, her front porch swing earned her the nickname "Millie on Main." She was fortunate to work in the school cafeteria through most of her grandchildren's school years, retiring at age 80. Millie was baptized in Christ through Grace Bible Fellowship in Lisbon in the Cedar River at Palisades-Kepler State Park, which brought her the greatest joy.
Past president and current member of American Legion Auxiliary Post 109, Millie sold poppies and was honored to lay the wreath each Memorial Day at the cemetery. Previously, she was a member of the VFW Auxiliary in Remsen. She coordinated many church functions at Grace and First Federated.
Millie was a cleaning fanatic. She cleaned every room, every spring and fall, whether it was used or not. Millie loved supporting her children, grandchildren and great-grandchildren's sports and music by attending as many performances as possible. At Adventureland, she got the wettest and screamed the loudest of all of them.
She was preceded in death by her husband; parents; and siblings, Irene Lundgren, Charles Haack, Earl Haack and Inez Kettler.
Memorials may be directed to Mercy Alzheimer's or Essence of Life Hospice.
Please share your support and memories with Millie's family on her tribute wall at www.stewartbaxter.com under obituaries.