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(January 1, 1938 – November 7, 2012)

Ilse Goldorf, 74, of Midland, died on Wednesday, Nov. 7, 2012 at TenderCare in Midland. Ilse was born on Jan. 1, 1938 in Lunen Brambauer, Germany to the late Gustav and Auguste (Birkamper) Mertins. On Sept. 25, 1959 Ilse married her sweetheart Dieter Goldorf in Lunen Brambauer, Dieter has predeceased her. Ilse was a member of Good Shepherd Evangelical Lutheran Church. She loved playing with her two granddaughters, enjoyed walks at Dow Gardens, and especially loved visiting family and friends in her hometown in Germany. Ilse is survived by her daughter Gabriele (Robert) Golombeski of Midland; son, Mario (Darcy) Goldorf of Midland; grandchildren, Kyleigh Golombeski and Taylor Goldorf; sister, Inge (Hans) Daleki; brother, Walter (Renate) Mertins and sister-in-law Margarit Goldorf. A Funeral Service will be on Saturday, Nov. 10, 2012 at 11:00 am at Good Shepherd Evangelical Lutheran Church with Pastor John Siefert officiating. The family will receive friends at the church from 10 am until the time of the service. Burial will follow at Midland City Cemetery. Those planning an expression of sympathy may wish to consider the Good Shepherd Evangelical Lutheran Church. Smith-Miner Funeral Home is assisting the family. Online condolences can be left at www.smithminer.com