Mildred Goldberg Wolfson, 94, of Gladwin, Michigan, passed away on Sunday, April 17, 2011 at her home. She was born on April 26, 1916 in Saginaw, Michigan to Harry & Rebecca (Carol) Goldberg.
She grew up in Gladwin and was a very vibrant student at Gladwin High School. Mildred was Valdictorian of the graduating class of 1933 and was a member of the basketball team. Her undergraduate degree was in English from the University of Michigan and her masters in speech was from Columbia University. While teaching school in West Branch (and coaching basketball)she met her husband Carvel Wolfson. When he went into the service (WWII) Mildred moved back to Gladwin, although she traveled around the United States until he was sent overseas. Upon Carvel's return the couple settled permanently in Gladwin where Carvel worked in the family business, S. Goldberg and Son, and Millie was a devoted mother to her 3 children.
She was a den mother, brownie and girl scout leader, a room mother and active in the PTA. She and Carvel were founding members of Temple Benjamin in Mt. Pleasant, MI where she taught Sunday school. Mildred was active in many community organizations. She was a member of the Gladwin County Women's Club for 50 years, the Hospital Auxilary, and she and Carvel received a leadership award from the United Way, and she helped in Goldberg's Store.
She was a kind and giving person. Mildred was a true women of valor.
She is survived by her loving husband Carvel Wolfson of Gladwin; Son: Charles(Merle)Wolfson of West Bloomfield, MI; Daughter: Jane Poliakoff of Tucson,AZ; Son: Sam(Randee)Wolfson of Plymouth, MN; six grandchildren and two great grandchildren.
Arrangements made by The Ira Kaufman Chapel, Southfield, Michigan. Funeral services will be conducted on Thursday, April 21, 2011, 11:00 A.M. at the Clover Hill Park Cemetery, Birmingham, Michigan. Please call the funeral home for details 800-325-7105. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to Hospice or the Gladwin Community Schools Education Foundation, Gladwin, Michigan.