Frances Marion Milner went to be with her precious Lord and Savior on Dec. 17, 2019 at Burnett Medical Continuing Care Center at the age of 97 years. She will now be celebrating Christmas in Heaven with her family.
Frances was born March 10, 1922 in Minneapolis, Minn., to Walter and Florence Milner. She attended Seward School in Minneapolis until the age of nine, when the family moved to Bayfield. She always said that she and her sisters and brothers were happy, because they had fields to run in and trees to climb. In 1934, the family moved to Grantsburg and then to the Trade River area in 1937. Frances attended Grantsburg Schools and graduated in 1940. After graduation, she returned to Minneapolis with her sisters, Doris and Edith, where they worked at Griswold Manufacturing for two years. She then began her career at Northwestern Bell. After 37 years of service, she retired in 1978, as a Chief Clerk, to care for their mother.
Frances lived for many years with her sisters, Doris and Laura, in Minneapolis and later in Edina, Minn. In 1989, they built a new home in Frederic, where they enjoyed small town living once again. After the passing of her two sisters, she sold her Frederic home and went to Hudson to reside with her sister-in-Law, Norma Milner and niece, Susan Milner. After Norma’s passing in 2016, she moved that October to Royal Oaks Independent and Assisted Living Community in Osceola. As her health declined, in August 2018, she transferred to the Burnett Medical Continuing Care Center in Grantsburg.
Frances was always very active in Central Evangelical Free Church in Minneapolis and then Frederic Evangelical Free Church. She always loved listening to music and going for walks. She was also the beloved Aunt that connected with her nieces and nephews by having fun with them all. Family was always of utmost importance to her.
Frances was preceded in death by her parents, Walter and Florence Milner; her sisters, Nora Hansen, Edith Johnson, Doris Milner, Laura Milner; brothers, Robert Milner, William Milner, David Milner and James Milner; brothers-in-law, Louis Hansen, Vernon Johnson and sister-in-law, Norma Milner; nieces, Mary Carlson and Gail Johnson; and nephew, Timothy Johnson.
Frances will be missed by her surviving family of two sisters-in-law, Gladys Milner and Darlene Milner; along with many nieces and nephews, great-nieces and nephews and great-great-nieces and nephews.
Funeral services were held at Calvary Covenant Church in Alpha on Monday, Dec. 23, 2019. Visitation at the church began at 10 a.m., service at 11 a.m., followed by lunch and interment at Trade River Evangelical Free Church Cemetery.
You are invited to leave condolences, memories and photos at www.rowefh.com. Arrangements are entrusted to Rowe Funeral Home, 715-327-4475.