Mildred Grace Beittel was born December 27, 1919, at Vega, in Buffalo County, SD to Edward and Emma (Fousek) Piskule. She grew up and attended country school in Buffalo County. On May 11, 1946, she married Bert W. Beittel at Sioux City, IA. They were longtime Mitchell residents and she was a beautician at the Davis Beauty Salon. She was a member of the First United Methodist Church.
She is survived by three children: Edwin Beittel and wife, Candace of Sioux Falls, SD, Raymond Lee Beittel and wife, Cindy of Herndon, VA, Roberta Lynn Davidson and husband, Dan of Mitchell, SD; three grandchildren and one great-grandchild. She was preceded in death by her husband, Bert in 2007, one brother Edwin Piskule, one sister, Sylvia Piskule and an infant granddaughter.