The funeral Mass for Betty Lou Milkanin will be 11:00am Friday August 31st at the River Park Chapel, Macken Funeral Home with the Rev. Joseph B. Fogal officiating. Friends may visit one hour prior to the Mass on Friday. Burial will be in Grandview Memorial Gardens cemetery.
Mrs. Milkanin, 82 of Rochester died Saturday August 25th at St. Brigids at Hi-Park in Red Wing, living there one month.
Betty Lou Ackerman Milkanin was born April 26, 1930 in Dodge Center, MN. At an early age her family moved to Rochester. She graduated from Rochester High School in 1948 and later from the Minneapolis Business School. Her working years were primarily office work including many years at Olmsted Hospital as Admission Clerk, retiring in 1996. In 1998 she worked the reception/switchboard at Assisi Heights for the Sisters of St Francis retiring again in August 2011.
On July 17, 1954 she married Joseph B. Milkanin in San Francisco. Mr. Milkanin died in 1990.
She enjoyed traveling in her retirement with favorites being England, Italy, Australia and Russia.
She is survived by two sons Joseph (Kathryn) Milkanin of Riverton, Utah and Mark (Traci) Milkanin of Red Wing, MN; six grandchildren, Megan, Matthew(Kylie), Michael of Utah; James (Erin), Jacob (Kim), and Jodi (Mitch) of Minnesota and one great-grandchild, Riley also of Minnesota.
Betty is preceded in death by her parents, Alta and Walter Ackerman and her husband Joseph.
The family extends their appreciation for the care and compassion shown by Nancy and all the staff of St. Croix Hospice.
Memorials are suggested to St. Croix Hospice.
On-line condolences are welcome at www.mackenfuneralhome.com.