Mildred Margaret Ackermann was born in 1925, she lived in South Amana. Mildred had one brother Harry who was 3 years older. She attended school in Amana and graduated high school in 1944. After high school, Mildred attended Paris Academy of Beauty. Mildred married Henry, whom she knew all her life in 1945. They were married 75 wonderful years and have 2 children named Tim and Cindy. Some of her hobbies include painting, sculpting, sewing, and an active member in church.