Mildred Ruth (Socolofsky) Lindholm of Manhattan, Kansas passed away on November 4, 2019.
Mildred was born in Marion, Kansas March 17, 1924, to Abraham and Mary (Reneau) Socolofsky. She graduated from Manhattan High School in 1942. She then graduated from Kansas State University with a BS in Home Economics in 1946.
On June 8, 1947, she married the love of her life, John C. Lindholm, at the First United Methodist Church in Manhattan, Kansas. They honeymooned in Rocky Mountain National Park Colorado thus starting a lifelong love of travel. They lived and worked in Egypt and the Fiji Islands, and traveled all over the world visiting countries on all the continents except Antarctica. Highlights include the Holy Land, the Great Wall of China, the Taj Mahal, cruising the Panama Canal and visiting their ancestral lands of Russia, Germany, and Sweden. In their extensive travels around the United States, they visited people and places in all 50 states. Together they had four children.
She was a member of the First United Methodist Church where she taught Sunday School, belonged to the United Methodist Women, the UMW Current Issues Group, Peacemakers Sunday School Class and served on various other committees. She was active in the KSU Social Club and P.E.O. Sisterhood.
Mildred is survived by her husband of more than 72 years, John; three daughters, Martha (Michael) Milleson of Leavenworth, Kansas; Susan (John) Harrington of Leavenworth, Kansas; Barbara (Randall) Angell of Bothell, Washington; her son John (Debra) Lindholm, of Houston, Texas; 4 grandchildren, Adam (Thao) Harrington of Glastonbury, Connecticut; John Michael (Erin) Ludwig of Wichita, Kansas; Valerye Milleson of Fairfax, Virginia; Caryn (David) Smith of Shawnee, Kansas and 7 great-grandchildren.
She was preceded in death by her parents, her two brothers, Homer Socolofsky and Marion Socolofsky, and her sister, Dorothy Graham.
A Celebration of Life will be held in the Community Room at Meadowlark Hills on November 16 at 10:30 AM. A visitation and reception will follow. Interment will be at a later date at the Kansas Veteran’s Cemetery, Fort Riley.
In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to either the Mildred and John Lindholm Scholarship Fund at KSU or the First United Methodist Church.
Arrangements have been entrusted to Carlson's Irvin-Parkview Funeral Home and Cremation.