Pauline Miller, 82, passed peacefully at Freeport Rehabilitation Center on December 2, 2012.
Pauline Gladys Hultgren was born to John and Daisy Hultgren on November 27, 1930 in Burlington, IA. She graduated from Huron High School in 1949 and Mercy Hospital School of Nursing in Burlington, IA in 1952.
She married William “Bill” Miller at Bethany Lutheran Church in Burlington, IA on April 11, 1954. They lived in Bushnell, IL for 20 years before moving to Lanark in 1974.
Her sweet, caring and hardworking personality made her the perfect nurse as she served patients at several medical facilities during her 30-year career. In her first year of nursing she took care of a very special patient, a charming man named Bill, who later became her husband. She also worked side-by-side with her husband for 20 years in their real estate and construction business in the Lake Carroll area.
Pauline took pleasure in many outdoor activities including fishing and gardening. She took pride in sharing the fruits of her garden. Pauline also enjoyed taking care of her family and playing with her grandchildren and great-grandchildren. She and her husband loved to travel and were fortunate to visit most of the states in our country as well as go on several cruises.
Pauline is survived by her husband, two sisters; Marian Morrison of New London, IA, and Nadine (John) Westrich of Rockwell, TX; one sister-in-law; Doris Hultgren of West Burlington, IA; three children, William “BJ” (Debbie) Miller of Shannon, Debra (Dick) Lavender of Cadillac, MI, Linda Lawfer of Stockton; five grandchildren, Patrick (Erin) Lavender of Marion, MI, Nicole (Cory) Haas of Stockton, Jenna Lawfer (Mike Piche) of Madison, WI, Matt Miller and Ronni Miller of Shannon; and four great-grandchildren, Elijah and Weston Haas, and Bella and Kenzie Lavender.
She was preceded in death by her parents, brother, Clyde Hultgren, and brother-in-law, Doran Morrison.
A memorial service will be held on Saturday December 8, 2012 at 3:30 pm at the Russell-Frank Funeral Home in Lanark. Friends may call from 2:00 pm on Saturday until the time of service. A memorial fund has been established to benefit FHN Hospice and The Alzheimer’s Foundation.