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Mary Elizabeth (Lane) Miller

April 18, 1967 ~ August 16, 2019 (age 52)

Mary E. Miller, age 52 of Austin, Minnesota, passed away suddenly Friday morning, August 16, 2019 at her home. Mary was born to Robert Lane and Catherine (York) on April 18, 1967 in Austin. She was a lifelong Austin resident, attended Austin schools and grew up with the Lutheran faith. Mary loved spending time with her grandchildren, her life partner Rod Pedersen and spoiling her dog Maggie. Her interests included playing bingo, going to all types of fairs, shopping and collecting bears. Purple was her favorite color. Mary will be missed by all who knew her.

Survivors include her two sons; Michael Lane of Austin and Mitchell Miller of Austin, one daughter; Marissa Lane of Austin, two brothers; Rob (Linda Sjogren) Lane of Winthrop, MN and Joel (Teri) Johnson of Austin.  Two grandchildren; Jack Thoreson and Audrie Hoesing, her step-father, Terry York of AZ and lifetime partner, Rod Pedersen of Austin. Mary was preceded in death by her parents, great grandmother, Mary Berg, in-laws, Ann and Dan Clayton and a cousin Tyler Berg.

Funeral services will be held at 1:00 p.m. on Tuesday, August 20, 2019 at Crane Community Chapel in Austin. Visitation will be held 2 hours before the service at the church. Interment will be in Oakwood Cemetery in Austin. In lieu of flowers, memorials preferred to the family. Worlein Funeral Home is assisting the family. Condolences may be expressed to the family online at

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