AMELIA "MILLIE" VANO Amelia "Millie" was born on July 3, 1917 to Andrew and Johanna Vano. Her home was on a small farm some 5 miles north of Boyceville, WI. Her last earthly dwelling was the American Lutheran Home of Menomonie. She died on Wed. morning, April 9, 2003 at the age of 85 years. From child, to young lady, to older woman (when heart pains came), Millie was energetic, excitable, and enthusiastic. Her friendly manner along with a warm smile were most welcome. For much of Amelia's life, the farm and family were of utmost importance. She had many friends. Her longest "buddy" was Olga Salat (presently in Menomonie). Millie helped brother, Julius and later brother, Andy, with farm chores, field work and garden. Millie's pickles were sold to the Gedney Co. of Boyceville. Later, she picked pickles for another farmer using a creeper machine. Millie and her mother discovered rug weaving on looms could bring them creative delight plus extra income. The picking of wild mushrooms (which was learned from Johanna) brought a greater appreciation of nature. Their mushrooms sold in Chicago. The greatest job of Amelia's life was caring for an aging invalid mother. She sacrificed her own interests for the benefit of "Stara Mama". After Johanna died, Millie reached out for other employment. Her cooking skills, plus people skills, helped her at the Health Care Center in Menomonie, Knapp House Restaurant, and Bolo Inn in Menomonie. During these times, the farm was sold and Millie tried mobile home living. When sister Pauline retired, the two sisters decided to build a duplex in Boyceville. Each occupied half a duplex. Later, sister Ann and husband, Paul built their retirement home next door. Millie became chief chauffer of a succession of Ford cars. As a hobby, the sisters would drive to bargain stores and thrift shops. Amelia drove others to church, taking part in activities at Holy Trinity Lutheran Church, near the home farm. In her earthly sojourn, Millie would some times wear "strange" color combinations, but now, she has been provided with the dazzling white robe from her Savior's. Thanks for the memories, Aunt Millie. Millie is survived by her nephews, Milan (Gloria) Vano of Long Prairie, MN; Andrew (Sally) Vano of Carlos, MN; Joseph (Shirley) Vano of Rapid City, SD; Larry (Jacqueline) Vano of Chicago, IL; Michael (Deb) Diko of Minneapolis, MN; and a niece, Paula (David) Streitelmeier of Valparaiso, IN. Funeral services will be held at 11 AM Sat., April 12 at Holy Trinity Lutheran Church in the Twp. of Tiffany, Dunn Co. Burial in Tiffany Cemetery, Twp. of Tiffany. Friends may call Fri. from 4 - 8 PM at Olson Funeral Home in Menomonie and on Sat. one hour prior to service at the church.
AMELIA "MILLIE" VANO Amelia "Millie" was born on July 3, 1917 to Andrew and Johanna Vano. Her home was on a small farm some 5 miles north of Boyceville, WI. Her last earthly dwelling was the American Lutheran Home of Menomonie. She died on... View Obituary & Service Information
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