IN LOVING MEMORY OF
MARY “PAT” P. MILLER
October 29, 1931 ~ Austin, Minnesota
October 20, 2018 ~ Sheldon, Iowa
11:00 A.M. Thursday, October 25, 2018
St. Patrick Catholic Church; Sheldon, Iowa
Fr. Siby Punnoose ~ Officiating
Visitation with family present
will be from 10 A.M. until time of the service
at St. Patrick Catholic Church; Sheldon, Iowa
on Thursday, October 25, 2018
“One Bread, One Body”
“Ave Maria” Sung by: Norma Snyder-Jones
“Song of Farewell”
“Let There Be Peace On Earth”
Organist: Laura Wagner
Cantor: Norma Snyder-Jones
Tom Feldotto Tom Raymond
Lyle Bolkema Todd Wood
Andy Anderson Larry Schnider
FINAL RESTING PLACE
St. Patrick Catholic Cemetery ~ Sheldon, Iowa
In lieu of flowers donations can be made to:
St. Patrick Catholic Church
and or St. Patrick Catholic School Library
After the graveside service relatives and friends are invited
to join the family in the fellowship hall of the church.
Arrangements are under the care of the:
Vander Ploeg Funeral Home; Sheldon, Iowa
MARY “PAT” P. MILLER
Mary “Pat” Patricia Miller, the daughter of William Edward and Helen “Zoe” (Yeager) Toal, was born October 29, 1931 in Austin, Minnesota, moved with her parents to Primghar, Iowa at 6 months of age. She grew-up in Primghar where she attended school and graduated from the Primghar High School in 1950. On August 31, 1950, she was united in marriage to Merlynn “Sam” Albert Miller in Sutherland, Iowa. After marrying in August 1950, Pat and Sam made their life together in Sheldon, where Pat worked at a number of jobs and spent her time volunteering for the church and other civic organizations. She passed away peacefully in her sleep on the evening of Saturday, October 20, 2018. at the Sanford Sheldon Senior Care in Sheldon, Iowa reaching the age of 86 years, 11 months and 21 days.
Pat was a member of the St. Patrick Catholic Church in Sheldon, Catholic Daughters of the Americas and past Grand Regent; the Sheldon Eagles Auxiliary and past President; past President of the Sheldon VFW; member of the Sheldon American Legion; area coordinator for the American Intercultural Exchange from 1987-1999; a Mary Kay Consultant and volunteered at NCC. She enjoyed reading, crocheting, a good joke or story, and spending time with family, her grandchildren and friends.
Pat will be lovingly remembered by her husband of 68 years, Merlynn, “Sam” Miller, her son, David (Carey) Miller of Altoona, Iowa; daughters, Dianne Ruyter and Susan (Ron) Rensink both of Sheldon; 6 grandchildren, Jonathan Rensink, Rachel (Adam) Hight, Katy (Kyle) Pedersen, Kyle Rensink and (special friend, Katie Hamilton), Joshua (Candida) Miller and Dustin (Tiffany) Miller; 7 great-grandchildren;2 brothers, Dan (Doris) Toal and Jon (Cindy) Toal both of Des Moines, Iowa and many other relatives and friends.
She was proceeded in death by her parents, 4 sisters, Lorayne Sanders, Sharon (Paul) Feldotto, Beverly (Wayne) Raymond, Barbara (Ronald) Biery and a brother, Mickey Toal.
God saw she was getting tired,
And a cure was not to be.
So He put His arms around her,
And whispered, “Come with Me.”
With tearful eyes, we watched her suffer,
And saw her fade away.
Although we loved her dearly,
We could not make her stay.
A golden heart stopped beating,
Hard working hands to rest.
God broke our hearts to prove to us,
God only takes the best.