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Georgina A. Miller, 83

Georgina Anne Miller, age 83, of Maple Plain, passed away Wednesday, Nov. 1, 2017, after gracefully enduring several ailments.

She was born May 1, 1934, in Barnum, MN, to George and Ethel (Johnson) Schultz.

Georgie was a loving mother, grandmother, sister, aunt, and a “special lady.” She loved being with family, and her gentle, polite demeanor easily won everyone over.

She was very faithful and prayerful, and marked her favorite Scriptures. Georgie read Portals of Prayer daily, and was a long-time member of Christ Lutheran Church.

Living in the area for over 50 years, and working at the Miller’s Store and Maple Plain Family Center (MPFC), made Georgie recognizable in the community. She was a dedicated homemaker and accomplished seamstress, all the while working full-time.

In her heyday, she danced with her husband to polka music at the Medina Ballroom. Her flower and vegetable gardens and plants, particularly African violets, were picture-worthy. Her bread-and-butter pickle recipe was well-liked and has been passed on to extended family.

She was a fan of the Timberwolves and Vikings; and every evening, had to have her dish of vanilla ice cream.

Georgina was preceded in death by her grandparents; parents George and Ethel; husband Glenn; son Bryan; daughter Janice Ralidak; granddaughter Justina Anderson; sister-in-law Peggy Schultz and brother-in-law Eugene Parenteau.

She is survived by her children, Kathleen Van Liere, Sharon Miller (Ron Ralidak), and Jeff (Michelle) Miller; grandchildren Adam and Alicia Van Liere, Jennifer Miller, and Marissa, Justine, Cody and Cole Miller; and siblings Robert (Mary) Schultz, Charlene Parenteau, and Virginia (Ernest) Engle.

A memorial service took place Wednesday, Nov. 8 at 2 p.m. at Our Father’s Lutheran Church in Rockford, with a gathering of family and friends from 1 to 2 p.m. at the church, prior to the service.

Arrangements were with the Iten Funeral Home, Delano.

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