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Obituary: Mildred Vergene Scheffers

Published on December 29, 2017 9:30AM

Mildred Scheffers

Mildred Scheffers


March 24, 1921 — Nov. 25, 2017

Mildred (Fick) Scheffers, known as Millie to her friends, was born in Guthrie, Iowa, the daughter of Herman Fick and Mary (Gernantz) Fick. She was born into a large family with 10 siblings.

Mildred married Claude Scheffers in December 1938, and they soon moved to Newport, Oregon. In Newport, both Millie and Claude worked in the fishing industry. Claude was a commercial fisherman and Millie worked as a plant foreman in the local cannery. They had two children, William and Mary Lou.

After many years in Newport, she eventually moved to Astoria to be near her daughter. She was known for walking all over town, most especially the Astoria Riverwalk. She enjoyed spending time with her daughter, watching the boats in the river, putting puzzles together, or visiting with friends at the Astoria Gateway senior residence.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Claude, in 1996; nine of her 10 siblings; her son, William, in 1964; and her daughter, Mary Lou Marshall, in 2017.

Survivors include her brother, Duane Fick; three grandchildren; six great-grandchildren; and six great-great-grandchildren.


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