Millicent Wernes of Thief River Falls, MN passed away peacefully on Monday, June 15, 2020 at Thief River Care Center in Thief River Falls, MN.

The funeral service will be at 1:00 PM on Thursday, June 18, 2020 at Johnson Funeral Service, Thief River Falls, MN, with Pastor George Davis officiating.  Burial will be at St. Olaf Cemetery, Grygla, MN. Visitation will be one hour prior to the service.

Millicent Adell Wernes was born September 5, 1937 at Milwaukee, WI, the daughter of Olaf and Mae (Fonnest) Wernes.  She was baptized into the Christian Faith and attended school in Milwaukee.  While living in Milwaukee, she worked in a nursing home and took care of children.  In the mid 1970’s, Millie moved to Thief River Falls, MN to be closer to her parents.  She worked as caregiver for elderly people in Thief River Falls and also worked at Valley Home for 10 years.

Millie attended Evangelical Free Church, Thief River Falls.  She enjoyed baking and visiting with people.

She is survived by a brother Mark (Carol) Wernes, Waukesha, WI and their children, Lisa (Lonnie) Caspers, East Troy, WI, Sonny (Jennifer) Wernes, Mukwonago, WI and Heidee (Steven) Kalmar, Chicago, IL; cousins, Goodridge, MN, Donna (Curtis) Quam, Goodridge, MN, Rosalie (Jim) Wegge, Phoenix, MN and Dalton (Peggy) Anderson, Dewey, AZ; and other relatives and friends.

Millie was preceded in death by her parents, Olaf and Mae (Fonnest) Wernes; uncle Tron (Helen) Fonnest; cousins, Mayvonne & Larry Vigen.


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