Catherine 'Cathy' J. Mills — Rochester
The funeral service for Catherine "Cathy" J. Mills will be at 2 p.m. Friday, Aug. 23, 2013, at Ranfranz and Vine Funeral Homes, corner of 18th Avenue N.W. and 55th Street N.W. in Rochester, with the Reverend Monsignor Robert Meyer officiating.
Cathy died early Friday morning, Aug. 16, 2013, at her home in Rochester.
Catherine Joan Graling was born May 5, 1936, in Rochester, to Roland and Ada (Cole) Graling. She attended school in Wykoff, graduating from Wykoff High School in 1954. Cathy then went on to Methodist Kahler School of Nursing in Rochester graduating in 1957. Following graduation from nursing school, Cathy worked as a charge nurse for Rochester Methodist Hospital until her retirement in 1991. Cathy lived most of her adult life in Rochester.
She was a member of Homestead United Methodist Church in Rochester. Cathy enjoyed gardening, her pet cats, reading, politics and watching movies. She was an avid follower of the Minnesota Twins and the Vikings.
Cathy is survived by her daughter, Joanne (Pete) Barden–Timbeross, of Rochester; ex-husband and companion, Robert "Bob" Mills, of Rochester; one granddaughter, Charice (Kurt) Mehrkens, of Minneapolis; two great-granddaughters, Melanie and Harper; one sister, Mary Graling, of Seattle, Wash.; and two brothers, Charles Graling, of Cherry Grove, and Donald Graling, of Eugene, Ore.
She was preceded in death by her parents; and a grandson, Jesse Barden.
Friends and family may visit Friday, Aug. 23, from 1 p.m. to the time of service at Ranfranz and Vine Funeral Homes in Rochester.
Memorials are preferred to Paws and Claws Humane Society.
Funeral arrangements are entrusted to Schleicher Funeral Homes, Plainview Chapel, 10 E. Broadway, PO Box 608, Plainview, MN 55964, 507-534-2353.
Guest register may be signed on line at schleicherfuneralhomes.com .