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Millicent Jean Ahntholz

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Millicent Jean Ahntholz

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BILLINGS, Mont. — Millicent Jean Ahntholz was born to William “Bill” Henry and Helen Dora (Ehrismann) Ahntholz on Dec. 11, 1934 in West Hollywood, Calif. She died March 2, 2018 in Billings, after a short battle with Alzheimer’s. A private interment will be held at Mountview Cemetery. A Celebration of Life was held March 9 at Harvest Church, Lockwood Campus, Billings. Smith Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements. Millie attended school through the eighth grade in Santa Monica, Calif. At that time, her family moved to Tripp, S.D. They later moved to Laurel, where she attended high school and worked in the Club Café, owned by her parents. After graduation in 1952, Millie married Martin Madsen Sept. 12, 1952, in Laurel. Shortly after, they moved to Worland, Wyo. Their daughter, Linda Marie, was born June 12, 1953, and their son, William “Bill” Lee, was born Aug. 17, 1954. Before their children started school, they purchased a home on South 13th St, Worland. This is where they would live until moving to San Diego, in 1972. Shortly after their second grandchild was born in 1975, they returned to Worland. In 1989, they moved to Billings. During her years in Worland, Millie worked at the Cream of the Valley, Triangle Packing Plant, and The Bible Book Store. Millie and Martin managed an apartment complex in San Diego. While living in Billings, Millie began making yarn puppies on a wire frame. It was quite the production line. She took these everywhere she went, selling them here and there. In 1993, Millie unexpectedly lost her husband of 41 years, Martin. She continued to live in their home in Billings and in 1995, met and married Bob Happ. After an extended illness, Bob passed away in 2008. In 2011, Millie met and married Ralph Stewart. Ralph passed away in 2013, not long after undergoing major surgery. During Millie’s life, she always enjoyed being involved in whatever church she was attending. She led several bible studies, counseled those in need, and helped others financially. Millie served as President of Prime Ministers (a Senior group through Harvest Church) for a short time. During the 1980s and 90s, she was a speaker for Camp Farthest Out in Montana, Maine and Canada. Millie is preceded in death by her parents, Bill and Helen Ahntholz; her niece, Catherine Ahntholz; and several aunts, uncles and cousins. Millie is survived by her brother, Bob (Janet) Ahntholz, Hacienda Heights, Calif.; and nieces, Patricia Ahntholz and family, Santa Clarita, Calif., and Pamela (Alex) Mackzum and family, Castle Rock, Colo.; her daughter, Linda Madsen, Billings, Mont., and granddaughters Carrie Kiser, Chubbuck, Idaho, and Laura (John) Malcomson, North Platte,; her son Bill (Gayle) Madsen, Escalon, Calif., grandson, Nathaniel (Maeve) Madsen, Brooklyn, N.Y., and granddaughter, Kristina Johnson, Glendale, Ariz.; and ten greatgrandchildren, Katelyn, Emily, Abigayle, Rheanna, William and Elissa, Andrew, Madilynn, Micah and Aila. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made in Millie Madsen’s name to Gideon Memorial Bibles by selecting any of the following methods: mail to Gideons International, P. O. Box 140800, Nashville, TN 37214-0800 or go online at www.SendTheWord. org or by calling 1-866-382-4252.