Mildred “Millie” Cecelia Huelskamp, 86, formerly of St. Joe, Ohio, passed away peacefully on Friday, July 16, 2021, at Briarwood Village in Coldwater.

She was born on Feb. 10, 1935, in Sidney, Ohio, to the late Edward and Rose (Wuebker) Watercutter.

In addition to her parents, Millie was preceded in death by her siblings Thelma (Hugo) Meyer, Edward Watercutter, Robert Watercutter, James (Theda) Watercutter and Donald Watercutter; and her brothers-in-law Linus (Juletta) Huelskamp, Leroy (Betty) Huelskamp and Don Huelskamp.

Millie was a 1953 graduate of Salem Heights High School in Dayton, Ohio. She spent her life as a homemaker and enjoyed tending to her beloved family. She was truly a caregiver to all. Millie was a devout Catholic and was a member of St. Joseph Catholic Church, where she was a part of the Altar Rosary Sodality.

In her free time, Millie enjoyed traveling with Lester and her family, and partaking in bowling leagues and card clubs. She also liked to bake and can produce from her large garden.

Millie is survived by her husband of 61 years, Lester Huelskamp, whom she married on Oct. 17, 1959; her children, Kenneth (Connie) Huelskamp of Fort Recovery, Sharon (Robert) Link of Fort Recovery, Dale Huelskamp of Fort Recovery, Diane (Bruce) Ontrop of McCartyville, Ohio, and Janet (Bill) Knapke of Fort Recovery; 15 grandchildren; six great-grandchildren; her siblings, Roger (Ella Mae) Watercutter of Fort Wayne and Marlene (Maurice) Brunswick of Celina, Ohio; and her sister-in-law, Bernice (Tom) Barhorst of McCartyville.

A Mass of Christian Burial was held this morning at St. Joseph Catholic Church, 1689 St. Joe Road, Fort Recovery, Ohio 45846, with Father Mike Kapolka officiating. Burial followed in St. Joe Cemetery.

Memorial contributions may be given to the Friends of St. Joe Church.

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