Kathleen Kate Millner, 68 year old resident of Harlingen, Texas, formerly of Pierz, MN, passed away Thursday, September 28, 2016 at her home in Harlingen. A Memorial Mass will be held on Wednesday, October 12 at 10:30 a.m. at St. Josephs Catholic Church in Pierz, MN with Father Kenneth Popp officiating. A visitation will be held from 4:00 to 8:00 p.m. at Emblom Brenny Funeral Service in Pierz, MN on Tuesday, October 11 and from 9:00 a.m. to 10:30 a.m. on Wednesday, October 12 at the church. The burial will be held at the Minnesota State Veterans Cemetery north of Little Falls, MN.
Kathleen Kate Schlichting was born February 15, 1948 in Little Falls, MN to the late Alvin and Helen (Pieterich) Schlichting. She attended school in Royalton, MN graduating with the class of 1966. Kate attended Beauty College in St. Cloud. She worked as a beautician for several years. She was united in marriage to Richard Dick Millner on January 18, 1969 at St. Marys Catholic Church in Little Falls, MN. The couple made their home in Little Falls until 1972. They moved to the family farm near Pierz and resided there for many years. Throughout her life Kate worked the following jobs, first and most important farm wife and raising the couples children, pharmacy technician at Wolff Drug in Pierz and Hands of Hope. Richard Dick died on February 3, 2010. Kate continued living in Pierz until moving to Harlingen, Texas in 2011. She enjoyed volunteering at Sun Valley Acres in Harlingen for various parties and gatherings. Kate also volunteered making stuffed teddy bears for the local police department for children suffering from trauma. She loved baking, crocheting, watching the show Forensic Files, care giving for others and playing cards in earlier years.
Left to cherish her memory are her children, Steve (Sharon)Millner of Pierz, MN, Stacey (Pete) Loftis of Pillager, MN, Tom (Krissy) Millner of Pierz, MNTrisha (Robert) Welkerof Foley, MN,Matt Millner of Little Falls, MN; sisters, Julie (Roger) Lanners of Royalton, MN, Karla (Bob) Leonhardtof Crosby, MN; sister, Elaine (Willie) Bohuslar of Texas; brother, Jim (Joy) Schlichting of Pierz, MN; grandchildren, Tyler Millner, Ashley Millner, Jourdan Loftis, Jessica Loftis, Mitchell Welker, Grayson Welker, Destin Welker, Maddie Millner, Kaylee Millner, Nathan Millner, Hailey Storkamp, Matthew Millner.
She was preceded in death by her parents; husband, Richard Dick Millner and a granddaughter, Marisa Millner.