Mildred 'Milly' Reierson

Wednesday, January 18, 2023
Mildred 'Milly' Reierson

On Tuesday January 10, 2023 Mildred “Milly” Reierson was called to her eternal home by her Lord and Savior Jesus Christ at the age of 85 at Holy Rosary Healthcare in Miles City, Montana after suffering a severe stroke.

Born to Ida and Warren Ryckman on March 26, 1937, the youngest of seven, she joined two brothers; Bud and Warney and four sisters; Hazel, Myrtle, Evelyn, and Violet. She grew up on the family farm in the rural Pollack, SD area where she would attend school and graduate in 1955. She went on to get her teacher certificate and taught two years in country schools before meeting the love of her life at the rolling skating rink in Linton, ND. He, a handsome young man by the name of Russell Reierson and this was the beginning of their journey through life together. They were married June 7, 1957 and would spend the next 65 plus years together.

To this union was born four children; Fredrik Warren, Martin Alan, Patricia Lynn, and Lori Anne whom she would spend the rest of her life devoted to raising, loving, and protecting. They6 moved their young family from North Dakota to Montana and eventually ended up in Rosebud, MT in 1976.

After retirement they would split their time between Rosebud and Yuma, Arizona where they made new friends and reunited with old friends and family. They were able to enjoy this lifestyle for many years, even right up to the time of her passing.

When Milly became a grandma, her life took on a whole new meaning. She was an awesome hands-on grandma to six “could do no wrong” grandchildren. Milly loved her children and grandchildren fiercely – maybe to a fault.

Milly enjoyed many hobbies, including sewing needlepoint, bowling, camping, hunting, refinishing furniture. And watching her children and grandchildren’s sporting events. There was not a referee in the country that did not know or fear Milly Reierson.

Milly’s true passion was FISHING and she passed the love of the sport down to her family. She could sit on a boat or on a riverbank for hours, rain or shine, fish biting or not. The woman loved to fish! Her notoriety as a fisherman became solidified when, after many years of trying, she and her fishing partner/son took second place at Fort Peck’s Governor’s Cup at the age of 73. Her son and grandson would see to it that she would pursue this passion until she was no longer able to get in the boat at the age of 84.

Her second loves were rummage-saling and flea markets. She was always in search of the perfect bargain in which her family would be the lucky recipients of “stuff they didn’t need” but tried to appreciate.

She is survived by her husband Russell of 65 years, sons Fred Reierson, Martin (Lori Jean) Reierson, daughters Patti (Brad) Bredeson, Lori (eric) Doeden, grandchildren Brookes (Jennifer) Reierson, Blake Reierson, Scarlet (Dan) Schwendtner, Philip (Liz) Reierson, Bridger Doeden, Boone Doeden, and six great grandchildren.

She was preceded in death by her many loved ones and is now reunited and celebrating with them in her eternal home.

Milly loved fiercely and was loved in return by her family. If so desired, memorials may be made to a charity of your choice ibn Milly’s honor.

A funeral service where held on Monday, January 16, 2023 at 11:00 am at Stevenson and Sons Funeral Home in Forsyth, Montana. Interment take place following the service at Forsyth Cemetery. Condolences may be made to the family by visiting