Mary E. Miller, 52

Published 6:47 am Tuesday, August 20, 2019

Mary E. Miller, 52, of Austin, Minnesota, passed away suddenly on Friday, Aug. 16, 2019, at her home.

Mary E. Miller, 52

Mary was born to Robert Lane and Catherine (York) on April 18, 1967, in Austin. She was a lifelong Austin resident, attended Austin schools and grew up with the Lutheran faith. Mary loved spending time with her grandchildren, her life partner Rod Pedersen, and spoiling her dog Maggie. Her interests included playing bingo, going to all types of fairs, shopping and collecting bears. Purple was her favorite color. Mary will be missed by all who knew her.

Survivors include her two sons, Michael Lane of Austin and Mitchell Miller of Austin; one daughter, Marissa Lane of Austin; two brothers, Rob (Linda Sjogren) Lane of Winthrop, Minnesota, and Joel (Teri) Johnson of Austin; two grandchildren, Jack Thoreson and Audrie Hoesing; her stepfather, Terry York of Arizona; and lifetime partner, Rod Pedersen of Austin. Mary was preceded in death by her parents; great-grandmother, Mary Berg; in-laws, Ann and Dan Clayton; and a cousin, Tyler Berg.

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Funeral services will be held at 1 p.m. on Tuesday, Aug. 20, 2019, at Crane Community Chapel in Austin. Visitation will be held two hours before the service on Tuesday at the church. Interment will be in Oakwood Cemetery in Austin. In lieu of flowers, memorials are preferred to the family. Worlein Funeral Home is assisting the family. Condolences may be expressed to the family online at