Patricia Ann (Frey) Miller (1936 - 2013)

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INDEPENDENCE– Patricia Ann Miller, 77, of Independence, died Wednesday morning, Dec. 25, at the Buchanan County Long Term Care Center in Independence.
Patricia was born on July 9, 1936, near Ft. Atkinson, the daughter of Ernie and Alice (Woldan) Frey. She was a 1955 graduate of the Waucoma High School in Waucoma and on Aug. 11, 1956 she was united into marriage to Freddie A. Miller in Little Turkey. The couple made their home in Independence, where Pat was employed as a cook with the Independence Community School District.
Pat loved to spend time with her children and grandchildren. She was a devout member of St. John's Catholic Church and a 50-year member of the Catholic Daughters of America.
She is survived by her husband of 57 years Freddie A. Miller, Independence; ten children: Randy (Sue) Miller, Marshalltown, Mark (Julie) Miller, Independence, Nancy (Mike) Manion, Bettendorf, Laurie (Scott) Bell, Dubuque, Terry Miller, Independence, Kevin (Greta) Miller, Boise, Idaho, Sharon (Tom) Worsfold, Cedar Rapids, Angie (Chris) Ryan, Dubuque, Andy Miller, Independence, Dawn (Dan) Sherman, Davenport; fourteen grandchildren; two great grandchildren; and a sister; Kathleen Heying, Calmar.
She was preceded in death by her parents and a daughter Sandy K. Miller in 1959.
Funeral services will be held at 1:30 p.m. Saturday, at St. John's Catholic Church, Independence, with Rev. Don Plamondon officiating. Burial will be in the St. John's Catholic Cemetery, Independence. Friends called for visitation from 4 to 8 p.m. Friday and from 8 a.m. till 1 p.m. Saturday at the Reiff Funeral Home in Independence. A rosary was recited at 4 p.m. and a parish wake service was held at 8 p.m. on Friday at the funeral home.
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Independence, IA 50644
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Published in Independence Bulletin-Journal from Dec. 26, 2013 to Jan. 11, 2014