Mildred Rioux

VIT_OBIT-RiouxMildred N. Rioux, 94, a lifetime Forest Lake resident.

Mildred was born and raised in Forest Lake, the daughter of Carl and Martha (Rumby) Engquist.

She was a lifetime member of Faith Lutheran Church, where she participated in the choir for many years. She was also a member of the Columbus Senior Center.

She died peacefully on Friday, March 15, 2013.

She is preceded in death by her husband, Lloyd; sister, Elvera Bakeberg.

She will be dearly missed by her devoted children, Bruce (Nancy) Rioux, Gerri (Tom) DuFresne, Sandra (Jim) Coughlin; grandchildren, Deborah Rioux-Dwyer, Michelle (Carl) Gillen, LaRae (Gary) Mikkelson, Mike (Tracy) DuFresne, Joe (Natasha) DuFresne, Leanne Abbas, Cory (Jennifer) Coughlin; 14 great-grandchildren; sister, Carole DuFresne; nieces, nephews, cousins and friends.

Funeral services will be held at 2 p.m., Friday, March 22 at Faith Lutheran Church, 886 North Shore Dr., Forest Lake.  Visitation will be one hour prior to the service at the church. Interment will be at Scandinavian Cemetery.

In lieu of flowers, memorials are preferred to Faith Lutheran Church or the donor’s charity of choice.

Mattson Funeral Home is handling the arrangements.