Patrick D. Millen, Sr., age 89, of Winona, passed away peacefully at his home on Sunday, March 8, 2020.
He was born on December 8, 1930, in Malta, MT, to Reginald and Clara (Ledeke) Millen, and came to Winona to live with his grandparents when he was one year old. Pat was united in marriage with Sophie Wager on February 18, 1950, at St. Mary’s Catholic Church in Winona, and they recently celebrated their 70th wedding anniversary.
Pat was employed with Winona County for 10 years, and later with Thern, Inc., in Winona, as a plant supervisor for over 37 years, until his retirement.
He will be remembered for his love of the outdoors where he enjoyed duck hunting with his boys, fishing for sunnies, and he and Sophie grew many varieties of roses in their garden. He also looked forward to throwing horseshoes, playing Shafskopf, and long car rides on a Sunday afternoon.
Pat is lovingly survived by his wife, Sophie; children: Kathy Millen, Sharon Shugart, Pat (Kitty) Millen, Jr., and Michael Millen; grandchildren: Lisa, Jim, Kristy, and Heather; 7 great-grandchildren; 4 great-great-grandchildren; as well as nieces, nephews, other relatives and friends. He was preceded in death by his parents, a grandson, Joe, and all his siblings.
Visitation will be held from 10 AM until the funeral service at 11 AM on Thursday, March 12, 2020, at the Watkowski-Mulyck Funeral Home’s new location at 376 East Sarnia Street in Winona. The Very Reverend Mark C. Mc Nea will officiate. Following the service, a luncheon and reception will be held at the Winona American Legion Club, 302 East Sarnia Street. Pat will be laid to rest in the spring at Oakland Cemetery in Minnesota City.
A special thanks to Pat’s son, Mike, and the staff of Winona Health Hospice, for all their love, care, and support they gave to Pat and to Sophie.
Memorials may be directed to Winona Health Hospice.
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