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Mary Milton

May 9, 1929 — July 18, 2021

Mary Sara Milton, 92, of Fergus Falls died Sunday, July 18, 2021, at PioneerCare.

She was born on May 9, 1929, in Fergus Falls to Robert and Ina (Lien) McInnis. She grew up in Fergus Falls where she attended and graduated from Fergus Falls High School. She furthered her education and graduated from the University of Minnesota with a degree in teaching. Following her college graduation she began her teaching career in Billings, MT, and then returned to Fergus Falls where she started teaching in Breckenridge, before teaching in Fergus Falls. She taught junior high and senior high English for many years. After she retired from day-to-day teaching, she continued to substitute teach.

On December 27, 1956, she married George Milton at the Federated Church in Fergus Falls. The couple made Fergus Falls their home. George and Mary loved to travel and visited almost every state in the United States and also traveled internationally. During their retirement they enjoyed many winters in Arizona.

She was a member of Federated Church in Fergus Falls and sang in the choir. She was also involved with Dollars for Scholars, Women’s Club, and Book Club. She also looked forward to the Thursday “donuts” group get-together each week at Pioneer. Mary enjoyed reading, playing piano, playing Bridge, playing golf and spending time at the lake cabin. She also performed in musicals at M-State in Fergus Falls and volunteered at the Prairie Wetlands Learning Center.

Mary treasured the many friendships she had with her neighbors in her long-time home in Guttenberg Heights. She spent the last part of her life at PioneerCare, and felt close affection to many of the staff.

She is preceded in death by her parents; husband, George (2000); daughter, Sara; and sister, Helen McInnis.

Mary is survived by her two sons, Charles (Bryan Bope) Milton of Minneapolis and Robert (Donna Koren) Milton of St. Paul; one granddaughter, Bridget Keller of Rosemount and one grandson, Jonathan Koren of Minneapolis.

Memorials preferred to Federated Church in Fergus Falls, Prairie Wetlands Learning Center, or PioneerCare of Fergus Falls.

Visitation: 4:00 – 6:00 p.m., Thursday, July 22, 2021 at the Olson Funeral Home and will resume one hour prior to the service at the church.

Funeral Service: 1:30 p.m., Friday, July 23, 2021, at the Federated Church in Fergus Falls, MN.

Please refer to Federated Church's website: for a Live-Stream of the service.

Clergy: Reverend Dr. Douglas Dent

Interment: Oak Grove Cemetery, Fergus Falls, MN
Arrangements provided by the Olson Funeral Home in Fergus Falls
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