Mary Antonette Miller

Mary A. Wolken, age 90 of rural Jackson, died Monday, Sept. 13, 1999, at Jackson Medical Center Hospital.

Mary Antonette Miller was born May 7, 1909, to Henry and Catherine (Wolken) Miller in Buckman, Minn. She received her education in rural school near Rice, Minn.

Mary was employed as a nurse's aid in the Little Falls Hospital.

On Nov. 25, 1936, Mary was united in marriage to Edward Wolken in Bartelsville, Okla. After their marriage, they lived in several communities in southern Minnesota, until settling in their present home in Petersburg, Minn., just south of Jackson, in 1970.

Mary was a member of the Oratory of St. Alphonsus Liguori-Alpha, Minn. Along with her husband, she helped with the custodian cares of the Church of the Good Shepard in Jackson. She greatly enjoyed flowers and crocheting.

Survivors include her husband, Edward of Petersburg; a son, Kenneth Wolken and his wife, Betty, of rural Jackson; four grandchildren: Kim Wolken Sommerland and her husband, Kevin, of Tucumcari, N.M.; Cheryl Wolken of Minneapolis; Christopher Wolken of Milwaukee, Wis.; and Patty Wolken of Jackson; one great-granddaughter, Taylor Elizabeth Sommerland; a brother, Joe Miller and his wife, Margaret, of Rice; nieces, nephews, and other relatives and friends.

Mary was preceded in death by her parents; children, Robert, Teresa, and John Wolken; adopted daughter, Barbara Wolken Meyer; a granddaughter, Jodi Meyer; brothers, August Miller and Leo Miller; an infant sister; and other relatives.

A Tridentine Latin Mass was said Friday, Sept. 17, 1999, 10 a.m., at St. Joseph's Catholic Church in Lakefield, with the Rev. Jerome Verdick officiating. Organist was Phyllis Salz. Kevin Sullivan and Matt Stegenga were Mass servers.

Casket bearers were Tom Sullivan, Tom Wieneke, William Roder, Howard Nielsen, Richard Janders, and Tim Kretchmer. Burial was in Good Shepherd Cemetery in Jackson.

Visitation was from 5 to 8 p.m. Thursday, Sept. 16, at the Oratory of St. Alphonsus Ligouri-Father Verdick Chapel in Alpha, Minn., and one hour prior to the services at the church on Friday. A holy rosary was at 7 p.m. on Thursday.

Arrangements were made for the family by the Kramer Family Funeral Service.

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