Ada Millenbruch 1932-2020
Ada Jean (Mc Cauley) Millenbruch passed away on Sunday, Dec. 27, 2020, at Winfield Senior Living in Winfield, due to complications related to COVID-19.
She was born at home in Holton to Russell E. and Lena (Debusk) Mc Cauley on Aug. 7, 1932.
When Ada was three years old, her family moved to Kansas City, Mo., so she could attend the Franklin Delano Roosevelt Elementary School for handicapped children. They eventually moved back to Holton, where she attended Colorado Elementary and graduated from Holton High School. She then attended Clark’s Business School in Topeka.
She worked for the Kansas State Income Tax agency in Topeka until her marriage to Louis E. Millenbruch on Sept. 2, 1955, at First Christian Church in Holton. She then became a devoted wife and mother. While their first home was in Hiawatha, it would not be their last as Lou’s employer, IBM, moved them throughout the United States and overseas. She made a home in more than 30 locations, including Beijing, China.
Retirement brought them to Winfield, where she enjoyed traveling around the United States, mostly to casinos, and quiet days at home. Since July of 2018 she has resided at Winfield Senior Living where she established many new friends and “family.” She was a member of Grandview United Methodist Church.
She was preceded in death by her husband in 2015. Ada is survived by her son, Louis E. (“Buddy”) Millenbruch Jr. and his wife Vicki; two grandsons, Jason (Laura) Millenbruch and Jeffrey (Jasmine) Millenbruch; and five great-grandchildren, Colby, Molly, Hudson, Bo and Beckham. She is also survived by her brother, Gene (Ruth) McCauley, and a nephew, Kelly McCauley.
Ada will lie in state Sunday, Jan. 3 and Monday, Jan. 4 until 5 p.m. each day at Mercer Funeral Home in Holton. Private family graveside services will be held in Holton Cemetery.
Due to the critical situation we all are in, please remember the families during this difficult time and consider sending a card of condolence or posting on our website. Mercer Funeral Home, P.O. Box 270, Holton, KS 66436. www.mercerfuneralhomes.com. We also request everyone wear masks and practice social distancing.