Faye Elaine McMillenFaye E. McMillen, 83, of Cloquet, passed away Saturday, June 2, 2012, at the Solvay Hospice House in Duluth
Faye Elaine McMillen
1928 – 2012
Faye E. McMillen, 83, of Cloquet, passed away Saturday, June 2, 2012, at the Solvay Hospice House in Duluth. She was born Oct. 16, 1928, in Drayton, N.D. to William and Nannie (Bjerk) Johnson.
Faye worked as a beautician and also as a rural letter carrier for the U.S. Postal Service. She was a member of the Carl Anderson American Legion Auxiliary, the Loyal Order of Moose Auxiliary, and a former member of Zion Lutheran Church. Faye enjoyed playing cribbage, smear, and bingo.
Faye was preceded in death by her parents; her first husband, William Lanphier; her second husband, Harold “Punk” McMillen; one brother, Giles Johnson; and two sisters, Arlys Hanson and Phyllis Flater. She is survived by three sons, Rick (Jeanann) McMillen of Trempealeau, Wis., Randy (Karen) McMillen of Cloquet, and Rob (Marni) McMillen of North Branch, Minn.; seven grandchildren, Kristy, Katie, Kyle, Giles, Garrett, Gage, and Matthew; two sisters, Dolly (Ralph) Paulson of Barnum and Eileen (Leon) Shotley of Sioux Falls, S.D.; two brothers-in-law, Fred Hanson of Surprise, Ariz., and Lawrence Flater of Grand Rapids, Mich.; and numerous nieces and nephews.
Visitation: Wednesday, June 6, 2012, from 5-7 p.m. at Nelson Funeral Care in Cloquet. The visitation will resume on Thursday, June 7 from 10 a.m. until the 11 a.m. funeral service, also at Nelson Funeral Care. Interment service will be at Maple Grove Cemetery, followed with a luncheon and time of fellowship at the Cloquet Moose Club. The family has selected Nelson Funeral Care of Cloquet to assist them with arrangements. See the family online guest book at www.nelsonfuneralcare.net.
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