Mass of Christian Burial for Pat Miller, 65, of Walnut Grove, will take place at 10:30 a.m. on Saturday, August 31, 2019, at St. Mary’s Catholic Church in Tracy. Visitation will be Friday night from 5:00 p.m. – 7:00 p.m. with a Prayer Service at 7:00 p.m. at the Horvath Remembrance Center in Tracy. Visitation will continue from 9:30 a.m. – 10:30 a.m. Saturday at St. Mary’s Catholic Church. Interment will follow the service at St. Mary's Calvary Cemetery in Tracy.
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Patricia Ellen “Pat” Miller was born on May 23, 1954, in Tracy, MN, to Henry and Lillian (Arne) Zajic. She grew up in Tracy and graduated from Tracy High School in 1973. Pat attended Beauty School in Mankato for a couple of years. In 1979 she was united in marriage to Lenard Wenninger. To this union were born daughter Cyndi and son Scott. The family lived in New Ulm until 1986 when they moved to Milroy. Pat worked as a server at Toni’s Depot and at Ampride for several years. Pat was multi-talented. She enjoyed working on her vehicles and graduated from the Canby Vocational & Technical College for mechanics. She drove bus for Southwest Coaches and Marshall Community Transit. In 2003, she moved to Walnut Grove. On May 1, 2004, she was united in marriage to Francis Miller. Pat drove bus for the Westbrook Walnut Grove School District, and most recently for the Tracy School District. She enjoyed cooking and baking, and she would often provide cookies and bars to her family or coworkers at the bus garage. The highlight of Pat’s life was time with her family, especially her grandchildren.
Pat died on Sunday, August 25, 2019, at the Mayo Clinic Health System in Mankato, MN. She is survived by her mother Lillian Zajic of Tyler; children Cyndi Wenninger of Tyler, Scott (and Patricia) Wenninger of Parker’s Prairie; grandchildren Courtney and Cami Schultz, William Wenninger, and one grandchild on the way. She is also survived by her Wenninger and Miller step-children, siblings John (and Shelly) Zajic of Astoria, SD, and Mildred (and Patrick) Thielges of Marshall, nieces, nephews, relatives and friends. She was preceded in death by her father Henry, husband Francis, brother Paul and three infant siblings.