Catherine B. Milliren, 99, of Chippewa Falls, town of LaFayette, died Friday, November 27, 2020 at her daughter’s residence surrounded by her loving family under the care of Mayo Clinic Hospice.
Catherine was born August 22, 1921 in Eau Claire, the daughter of Vincent and Yohanna (Larson) Eckert.
Catherine married the love of her life Arthur R. Milliren on January 21st, 1955 in Eau Claire. Catherine enjoyed attending Arthurs dance band concerts where they played at various night clubs in the Chippewa and Eau Claire area. Together they enjoyed fishing on the Chippewa Flowage and camping at Tiger Musky Resort in Hayward.
Upon graduating she was recommended for a job at Bell Telephone Co. by the nuns at St. Patrick’s Catholic School in Eau Claire where she worked as a supervisor. Later she became manager at H&R Block in Eau Claire where she worked until her retirement.
In later years upon retirement Catherine and Art enjoyed traveling south for the winter, spending a couple years in Florida and later relocating to the southern tip of Texas. Where they enjoyed many years in their retirement park where they meant several good friends and enjoyed relaxing in the hot tub, ceramic doll making, gardening, pool tournaments, going out to eat and traveling into Mexico for various shopping trips. During the summer months they returned to their home on Lake Wissota where they enjoyed watching Days of our Lives and the Green Bay Packers, fishing, gardening, boating, and spending time with family, friends and grandchildren.
Catherine is survived by her daughter, Jan (Jim) Mahoney; grandsons, Brian (Joyce) Mahoney, and Shane (Randi) Mahoney; and great grandchildren, Adri, Daisy, Joshua and Elias; niece, Patricia Eckert; nephew, Mike (Mary) Eckert; stepdaughter, Barbra “Bonnie” Goldbeck-Mahder; step grandchildren, Jared (Lori), Ann, Karl , Lori, Mike, and Tim; and several step great grandchildren; nieces and nephews.
Catherine was preceded in death by her husband, Arthur; her parents; three brothers, Arthur (Edith), Louie and Vincent Eckert; stepfather, Bert; and stepsisters, Eileen, Kathleen and Rosemary; stepson, James “JB” Milliren; and step granddaughter, Diane.
Memorial services will be held at 12 Noon on Thursday, December 10 at Notre Dame Church in Chippewa Falls. The Very Rev. Jesse Burish will be celebrant of the Memorial Mass. Inurnment will be in Sacred Heart Cemetery in Eau Claire.
Friends may call from 11 a.m. until 12 Noon on Thursday, December 10 at the church.
Per the state mandate, facemasks are required for all those attending.
AFTER SERVICE NOTICE:
A Memorial Mass for Catherine B. Milliren was held at 12 :00 Noon on Thursday, December 10 at Notre Dame Church in Chippewa Falls.
The Very Rev. Jesse Burish was celebrant of the Memorial Mass. Inurnment was in Sacred Heart Cemetery in Eau Claire. Mass servers were Sebastian and Vianney Anderson.
Music during the Mass was provided by Beth Martinek and Sue Van de Loo.
Urn bearers were Brian Mahoney and Shane Mahoney.
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