Mildred Lubbers Jucht was born November 15, 1928 on the family farm near Emery, South Dakota to John and Pearl (Terveen) Lubbers. She attended country school in Hanson County. As a young woman, Mildred worked a variety of jobs, always with a serving heart. On January 5, 1952 she married Harvey Jucht at her parent’s home. They farmed west of Clayton until retirement, moving to Mitchell, South Dakota in the fall of 2004. In June 2014 Mildred entered Firesteel Healthcare Center where she was a resident until the time of her death.
Besides working as a homemaker, a helpmate on the farm with her husband and a devoted mother and grandmother, Mildred enjoyed over the years embroidery, gardening, word find books and spending time with family.
Mildred made her profession of faith and was baptized where she became a member of the First Baptist Church in Emery. After marriage, she was a member of Plum Creek Baptist Church, rural Emery, for many years until the closing of the church returned her membership to the First Baptist Church where she remained a member until the time of her death.
She is survived by her husband, Harvey, Diamond Care Center, Bridgewater, daughter, Sylvia Heitzman and husband, Terry, of Blaine, MN; three grandchildren: Aaron Heitzman and wife, Julie, of Ramsey, MN; Jill Kramer and husband, Jeremy, Maple Grove, MN; and Brian Heitzman and wife, Nicky, of Hartland, WI; four great grandchildren: Everett and Easton Heitzman, Ella and Cayden Kramer; one brother, Glen and wife, Marlene, of Emery, one sister, Ruth Fligge of Sioux Falls, one sister-in-law, Delores Wuertzer of Parkston, nieces and nephews.
Mildred was preceded in death by her parents; one sister-in-law, Marcella Huber; three brothers-in-law, Douglas Fligge, Alvin Huber and Donald Wuertzer; and one niece, Sherry Bullock.