Mildred Martena Klett, the daughter of Marten and Anna (Bleeker) Roskens, was born July 15, 1922 on the family farm north of Everly. She attended grade school in Waterford Township and later graduated from Everly High School in 1940. That summer she attended Buena Vista College and received her Teaching Certificate. Mildred taught country school for three years.
Mildred married Donald Klett on March 7, 1942 in South Sioux City, NE and together they lived on a farm northwest of Everly. In 1960, they purchased the Roskens farm. In 1990, Mildred purchased a Green Acres home and moved there from December 6, 1990 until 2014, when she entered Riverview Terrace Assisted Living in Spencer. When they could no longer meet her needs, in 2019, she moved to Northshire Residence until the time of her passing. She was a member of the First Reformed Church north of Everly until the church closed in 1993. Then she transferred her membership to Hope Reformed Church in Spencer, IA. Mildred taught Sunday school, played for church services and was Service chairman of the Ladies Aid. She also volunteered at Northshire Residence for several years. Mildred loved to garden, bake and sew quilts. She was so thankful she shared the grandchildren’s graduations & marriages. She loved her great grandchildren.
Mildred passed away at Northshire Residence on Sunday, December 13, 2020 at the age of 98. She was preceded in death by her parents; her husband, Donald in 1989; brothers & wives, Eite & Rosetta Roskens, Evert & Ruth Roskens, Herman Roskens, Harold & Viola Roskens; sister, Marie & Norman Wood; in laws, Forrest & Darlene Klett, Dayle Klett, Duane & Jeannine Klett, Delma Terpstra, Myrl & Cleone Farquhar, Jerry & Diana Klett, Janice & Loren Wilson.
Left to cherish her memory are her children: Linda Klett of Plymouth, MN, Karen & her husband, Patrick of Hartford, SD and Gary & his wife, Marcia of Everly; four grandchildren: Allison & husband, Adam Cooke of Sheldon, IA, Shanda & her husband, Jon Hummel of Grimes, IA, Leah & husband, Mitch Lupkes of Rock Rapids, IA, Austin Klett of Sheldon IA; 8 great grandchildren; one brother-in-law, Dick Terpstra of Spencer; several nieces and nephews; other relatives and friends.