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Mildred “Millie” Hamacher of Verona/Mt.Horeb

June 12, 2018 by Cristina & Diego | Filed under Obituaries.

Funeral services will be at 11:00 AM on Wednesday, June 20, 2018 at the ELLESTAD CAMACHO FUNERAL HOME, 500 N 8th St., Mt. Horeb, WI with Msgr. Michael Burke officiating where a gathering and luncheon will be after the funeral service. Inurnment will be at Resurrection Cemetery in Madison, WI at a later date.

Mildred L. Hamacher, age 106 of Verona, WI passed away peacefully in her home on Tuesday, June 12, 2018. Mildred “Millie” was born June 24, 1911 to Christian and Florence Imogene “Emma” (Nipple) Gempeler in Brodhead, WI. She was the second youngest of seven children all deceased. Millie married John M. “Jack” Hamacher on April 11, 1936 in Madison, WI. Jack preceded her in death.

Millie and Jack were a well-known husband and wife team that owned and operated motels in the Madison area for many years. In 1950, in an era of banks unwilling to lend money for motel development, they built and operated the Hamacher Motel. Later they built and operated the Travelodge and then were partners in the Howard Johnson’s, all located in Madison. They retired in 1960 and lived in Fox Bluff (Madison) for 20 years and in Verona until present. Millie was known for her excellent cooking, her sharp card playing, crocheting, helping anyone she could, and her keen sense of humor until the day she died. Millie made her family her life and is loved deeply by her children and grandchildren. Millie and Jack loved to travel the world. They were members of the Madison Elks Club and the Lakeshore Club.

Survivors include three sons: Dr. John E. (Lana) of Verona, David P. (Marjorie) of Elm Grove, and Thomas L. (Diane) of Verona, 8 grandchildren, 15 great grandchildren; and step-grandchildren, other relatives and friends.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Jack, siblings: Walter, Chester, Maybelle Swann, Hazel Day, Myrtle Prisk and Melvin.

Funeral services will be at 11:00 AM on Wednesday, June 20, 2018 at the ELLESTAD CAMACHO FUNERAL HOME, 500 N 8th St., Mt. Horeb, WI with Msgr. Michael Burke officiating where a gathering and luncheon will be after the funeral service. Inurnment will be at Resurrection Cemetery in Madison, WI at a later date.

In lieu of flowers and plants, the family requests memorials to the Mount Horeb Senior Center or Agrace HospiceCare.

www.camachofuneralhomes.com

608.437.5077

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