Mildred was born October 1, 1915 the daughter of David and Selma (Carlson) Gustafson in Red Wing. She would marry Francis L. Fox on November 28, 1935. They lived and farmed near Cannon Falls for many years. Mildred loved to bake, can fruits and vegetables and was an avid quilter; in fact one of her quilts had won best of show. She and Francis spent many winters in Arizona.
Mildred is lovingly survived by her children, Richard (Lois) Fox of Faribault, MN, Donna (Edward) Miller of Cannon Falls, MN, Linda (Tom) Petricka of Northfield, MN and Deb (Larry) Raabolle of Northfield, MN; her grandchildren, Jason (Chandra) Wray-Raabolle of Owatonna, MN, Nels (Shannon) Raabolle of Coon Rapids, MN, Jamie (Keith) Mattson of Burnsville,MN, Justin (Greta) Raabolle of Northfield, MN, Jessie (Jalean) Petricka of New Haven, CT, Randina Petricka of Northfield, MN, Terra Petricka of Burnsville, MN, Kenneth Fox of Faribault, MN and Carl Fox of Lake City, MN; 9 great grandchildren; her brother Duane Gustafson of Cedar Rapids, IA; sister-in-law Elsie Gustafson of Dundee, MN and many nieces and nephews.
Preceding her in death were her parents, husband Francis L., sister Elsie Wenzel and brother Kermy Gustafson.
Mass of Christian Burial was held on Wednesday, December 6, 2006, at Saint Pius V Catholic Church in Cannon Falls, Minnesota, with Father Jay Kythe officiating. Casketbearers were: Jason Wray-Raabolle, Nels Raabolle, Justin Raabolle, Jessie Petricka, Keith Mattson, and Glen Gustafson. Interment at St. Pius V Catholic Cemetery in Cannon Falls, Minnesota.