---- — Mildred Pudenz, 88, of Mt. Vernon and formerly of Nokomis, died 4 a.m. Monday, June 24, 2013, at Mt. Vernon Healthcare.
She was born Jan. 11, 1925, in Nokomis, the daughter of Richard J. Wattjes, Sr. and Corda Smith. She married Joe C. Pudenz on April 25, 1952 in Nokomis and he preceded her in death on June 12, 1994.
She was a bank employee.
She is survived by children, Richard (Gail) Pudenz of Mt. Vernon and Kathy Pudenz and husband Skip Dawson of Brownsburg, Ind.; and grandchildren, Emily (Jeremy) Likens of Mt. Vernon and Joseph Pudenz of Carbondale; and great-grandchildren, Broderick and Liam Likens.
She was preceded in death by her parents; husband; and siblings, Richard J. Wattjes, Jr., Margaret Clayborn, half sister, Aleen Grabbe and half brother Alvin Wattjes.
Funeral service will be held at 1:30 p.m. Thursday at Stiehl-Dawson Funeral Home in Nokomis with Pastor Robert Meyer officiating. Interment will be at Nokomis Cemetery in Nokimis.
Visitation will be held from 11:30 a.m. until the time of service at 1:30 p.m. Thursday at the funeral home.