Millicent "Millie" WaindMillicent “Millie” Waind, 89, of Langdon, ND, passed away Tuesday, December 15, 2009, at the Maple Manor Care Center of Langdon, ND.
Millicent "Millie" Waind
Millicent “Millie” Waind, 89, of Langdon, ND, passed away Tuesday, December 15, 2009, at the Maple Manor Care Center of Langdon, ND.
Millicent Vera Irwin was born August 23, 1920, to Elmer and Luella (Byers) Irwin in Langdon Township, Cavalier County, ND. Millie was the fourth in a family of six. They grew up on a farm 7 ½ miles north of Langdon with their mother, Luella. Millie’s father passed away when she was nine. She graduated from Langdon High School in the class of 1938 and went on to Valley City where she received her nursing degree in 1942.
Millie met Warren Waind at a dance in Nekoma just after she finished her nurses training and just before he enlisted in the Air Cadet program.
Millie then worked as a nurse in Long Beach, CA and she and Warren were married in Lynwood, CA on December 24, 1943. While Warren was in the military, Millie worked as a surgical nurse in the Presbyterian Hospital in Denver. They moved to Milton in 1946 and Millie worked in the Hospital in Park River. They moved to Langdon in December 1963. She worked as an R.N. at Mercy Hospital in Langdon for 25 years and went on to serve as Director of Nurses at the Maple Manor Care Center of Langdon for 12 years. She later served as the County Health Nurse, a position she held until her retirement in 1988, concluding a 46 year career in nursing.
Millicent is survived by her husband Warren of Langdon, ND; children: Mary (Doug) Bakken of Park Rapids, MN; Tom (Judy) Waind of Lake Metigoshe, ND; David (Chari) Waind of Minot, ND; Kathy (Bruce) Hall of Fargo, ND; Mark (Cindy) Waind of Grand Forks, ND; Joy Anderson of Sartell, MN, 15 grandchildren, 6 great-grandchildren, sisters-in-law Helen Irwin of Grand Forks, ND, Jeane Thomson of Colorado Springs and Geneva Waind of Moorhead and numerous nieces and nephews.
She was preceded in death by her grandsons Jeff Bakken and Tim Waind, son-in-law Bryon Anderson, siblings: Geneva Anderson, Juanita Johnson, Russell Irwin, Dan Irwin, and Betty Schwenke.
Visitation will take place from 4 to 7 p.m. with a 5 p.m. prayer service all at the Brooks Funeral Home of Langdon, ND on Friday, December 18, 2009. Visitation will also take place for one hour before the time of the services at the church on Saturday.
Services: Saturday, December 19, 2009 at 11:00 o ‘Clock at the Presbyterian Church of Langdon, ND.
Interment: Lebanon Cemetery, Langdon, ND.
Online condolences are available at www.brooksfuneralhome.net