Marianne Miller, age 90, of Stacy, died at home surrounded by family on Wednesday, October 30, 2019. Marianne was born to Mary Ann and Harold Holte and attended catholic schools in St. Paul. On January 8, 1949 she married Jerry and started their family. In 1951 they moved to main street Stacy. In 1963 they moved to their current home north of town.
While raising 6 kids, Marianne worked outside the home in the secretarial field and retired from her position as a medical transcriptionist around 1991 from Chisago Lakes Hospital. She was always busy. One of her jobs was baking pies at home for the Rustic Inn. She was a fantastic cook. She had to be as Jerry was VERY picky. She learned many of her homemaking skills from Grandma Miller.
Her friendship was something people treasured. She would always ask how things were going in your life, and most importantly, she would listen, really listen, to you. She cheered you on for your accomplishments, relieved you of burdens when things were tough, and always remembered your stories. From 500 card games, to townhall dances and vacations with friends she loved to have fun with people around her.
She was a wonderful Mother. Patient and kind. Thoughtful and caring. A great teacher to others sharing recipes, her canning, and her needlework including many quilts that she had made over the years for her children and grandchildren.
Marianne loved her trips. Many with friends. Many with family. She loved her time at the casino especially when her girls would take her on an adventure. And... she was VERY lucky.
Marianne loved watching sports especially her children and grandchildren and greats. She was an honorary member of many teams she supported which often became her extended families. Many people in the stands often referred to her as Grandma or Grandma Great.
Marianne Miller was preceded in death by her husband Gerald Miller; brother, Harold Holte. She is survived by her children Kathy (Jim) Nelson, Mark (Vic) Miller, Steve (Sandy) Miller, Doug (Linda) Miller, Kristi (Troy) Nelson, and Nancy (Rod) Kreuser; eighteen grandchildren, Rich Nelson, Randy Nelson, McKenzie Beaulieu, Lindsay Hoppe, Ashley Olson, Danny Miller, Michael Miller, Jaime Bzdok, Joshua Miller, Amanda Miller, Paula Lauer, Crystal Johnson, Jeremy Nelson, Brittany Nelson, Alex Kreuser, Madison Kreuser, Olivia Kreuser, Jackson "Rocky" Kreuser and 24 Greats.
All that knew Marianne were blessed to have her in their lives. Even though we miss her, our Angel was itching to join the party in Heaven.
Memorial Service will be held at 12 PM, Saturday, November 2, 2019 at Mattson Funeral Home, 343 North Shore Drive, Forest Lake. Family will greet friends from 10-12 PM, Saturday at the funeral home. Interment at Stacy-Lent Cemetery.