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Marian E. Miller

April 23, 1919 December 6, 2016
Marian E. Miller
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Marian Elizabeth Miller was born April 23, 1919 at home in Sundance, Wyoming to Ewell and Anna Miller. She died December 6, 2016 at the Frederic Nursing and Rehabilitation Comm. in Frederic, WI.

In 1924 Marian's family moved to Des Moines, Iowa. She attended the Howe Elementary School in Des Moines and finished at St. Joseph's Academy also in Des Moines.

Marian's first job was at age 15. She was tall for her age and no one asked how old she was. Both Marian and her older sister, Edna worked for the "Burch Biscuit" Company in Des Moines for $0.16/hour. Growing up in the depression, Marian helped her mother can over 400 jars of fruits and vegetables each year for the family. In the 1930's Marian modeled for the tall women's catalog, "Lane Bryant". After WWII Marian enrolled at the Felte and Tarrant School of Comptometer, attending classes at night after work. This led to her job at Swift & Co. in Des Moines.

Marian was married April 23, 1939 to John W. Marrifield in Bethany, Missouri. They divorced in 1946 and had no children.

In 1956 she moved with her parents to Frederic, WI. Marian was employed by the Hagberg family and Peterson family for many years.

Marian is preceded in death by her parents, Ewell and Anna Miller; sister, Dorothy Hacker; nephews, Ewell and William McAbee; brothers-in-law, Brad Utley and Karl Hacker; and great-nephew, William McAbee III.

She is survived by her sister, Edna Utley of Frederic; nieces and nephews, John (Diane) Utley of Frederic, William (Kay) Utley of Aurora, MN, Elizabeth Riddle of LaCrosse, WI, Brad (Joyce) McAbee of Cushing, WI, Jeanine (Ron) Connolly of Garden City, KS, Joyce A. McAbee of Ashland, WI, and Margaret (William) McAbee of Clam Falls, WI; many great-nieces, great-nephews and friends.

Marian will be sadly missed by her family and friends.

A Visitation gathering will be held at the Rowe Funeral Home in Frederic on Saturday, December 17th from 1 to 3:00 p.m.

You are invited to leave condolences, memories and photos at . Arrangements are entrusted to Rowe Funeral Home in Frederic (715-327-4475) and the Northwest Wisconsin Cremation Center in Milltown, (715-825-5550).
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Rowe Funeral Home - Frederic

101 Cedar Street
Frederic, WI 54837

Rowe Funeral Home - Frederic
101 Cedar Street Frederic 54837 WI
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