Friday, July 26, 2002

Obituary: Estrella Reis Milton - Class of 1923

MADISON [Wisconsin] - Estrella Reis Milton, age 96, passed away on Wednesday, July 24, 2002, at the Don and Marilyn Anderson HospiceCare Center, Fitchburg. She was a lifelong resident of Madison, except in 1911 when she and her family spent a year homesteading in South Dakota. She was the first born of 11 siblings to John and Appolonia (Blanche) Reis. She graduated from Madison Central High School in 1923. She worked many years for the Department of Agriculture until her retirement from Forest Products Laboratory. She was married to Dale Milton in 1958. Her avocations were reading, gardening and sewing. Her family owned a grocery store for many years that eventually became the Mifflin Street Co-op. She is survived by a brother, Frank Reis; two sisters-in-law, Vera Mennerich and Margaret Reis; and several nieces and nephews. She was preceded in death by her husband, Dale, in 1977. A Mass of Christian Burial will be held at noon on Friday, July 26, 2002, at ST. THOMAS AQUINAS CATHOLIC CHURCH, 602 Everglade Drive, Madison, with Father Robert Butz officiating. Visitation will be held from 11 a.m. until the time of the service at the church. Burial will be at Roselawn Memorial Park Cemetery. Joyce-Ryan Funeral Home 5701 Odana Road (608) 274-1000

Originally published in the Wisconsin State Journal on July 26, 2002; submitted by Michael Vahldieck (Class of 1968)

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