Mildred T. Vaal, 86, St. Meinrad

Mildred T. Vaal, 86, of St. Meinrad, passed away on, Tuesday, February 18, 2020, at her home in St. Meinrad.

Mildred was born September 20, 1933 in Dubois to Fred and Leona (Schepers) Humbert. She married Harold A. Vaal on June 11, 1955, in St. Raphael Church in Dubois. He preceded her in death on April 8, 1997.

Mildred was retired from General Electric after 37 years of service.

She enjoyed traveling and has been to all 50 states. She liked Crossword puzzles and Word Searches.

Mildred was very happy to spend time with family and friends and enjoyed cooking plenty of food for everyone. After retiring she often baby-sat for her grandkids. When her husband Harold became ill, Mildred became his caregiver throughout his illness.

Mildred is survived by two sons, Michael (Wendy) Vaal and Rodney (Mary Agnes) Vaal, all of St. Meinrad; seven daughters, Donna (Dennis) Foertsch and Denise (Randy) Lambeck, all of Evanston, Charlene Nowotny and Sharon and companion Dennis Mulzer, all of St. Meinrad, Charlotte (Rodney) Hinton of Tell City, Darlene Brown and Fiancé John Metzler of Dale and Sheila (David) Lahee of Santa Claus; a brother, Norbert (Veronica) Humbert of Huntingburg; 32 grandchildren; and 34 great-grandchildren and two more on the way.

Mildred was preceded in death by her husband, Harold Vaal; a grandson, Christopher Schwindel; four brothers, Richard, Fred Jr., Maurice and Eugene Humbert; and four sisters, Mary Merkel, Elizabeth Schepers, Anna Merkel and Mathilda Kern.

Funeral services will be Tuesday, February 25, at 10 a.m. CT in St. Meinrad Catholic Church, with burial to follow in the church cemetery.

Visitation will be Monday, February 24, from 1 to 7 p.m. CT at Becher Funeral Home in Ferdinand and also on Tuesday at the church from 9 a.m. CT until time of services.

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