Dorothy Mae (McMillan) Wiener died on April 11, 2015 at the Prairie Home Hospice in Marshall, Minnesota. She died at peace surrounded in love by her family. She was 93 years old. She joins her beloved husband Chet, sister Margaret Ann and parents Arthur and Karen McMillan, and numerous aunts and uncles, who preceded her in death
Dorothy was known as Mac to her many friends, Grandma Mac to her grandchildren and great-grandson, Dorothy to her mother-in-law, Do or Do Mae to her brothers and sister and their children, and Mom to her son Steve.
Dorothy was born on February 25, 1922 in Glenwood, Minnesota and baptized in the Lutheran faith. She was confirmed in Our Savior's Lutheran Church in Montevideo in 1936. She graduated from Montevideo High School in 1940 where she developed her love for music by singing in the choir and playing violin in the orchestra. She won state awards for violin. She carried on that love of music by singing in the Senior Choir of First Lutheran Church of Marshall for over 63 years. She didn't let blindness brought on by macular degeneration beat her love of music. Her choir mate Steve Meyer would tape the songs the choir would sing on Sunday so Mac could learn the tenor part.
Dorothy McMillan and Chester Wiener were married on April 4, 1942 while Chet was serving in the Army Air Corp during World War II. After the war they returned to Marshall and flourished. Mac worked for the phone company, for KMHL radio and finally in the Marshall Public High School library. Her husband Chet served in the Marshall Police Department for 33 years, 20 as Chief.
Dorothy was a skilled interior decorator, a talented counted cross stitch artist, and as all her family and friends knew, an avid and deft organizer. She made countless friends by being a wonderful friend. She wants to thank them all for being of such immense help to her as she battled blindness, arthritis, and other infirmities in the last part of her life. She wants her friends to know that she appreciated their kindness from the bottom of her heart.
Dorothy is survived by her son Steven Wiener and his wife Gail Stenning; by her grandchildren Joshua Wiener (Gina) and Tawne Osborn; by her two brothers Arthur "Bud" McMillan (Vivian) and Robert McMillan (Alice), brother in law Charles Ausen, nieces and nephews Linda Brady (Dennis) Karen Rasmussen ( Steve), Joann Hansen (Marv) Scott McMillan (Andrea) Jim McMillan, Nancy McMillan (Dennis Lindsey), Paul McMillan (Beatrice), Carey McMillan, Doug McMillan, Jeff McMillan (Tammy) Lori Francis, Suzy Rodriguez (Nelson) Eric McMillan (Kelly) her godson Tom Williams (Lisa) and great grandson Maxwell Wiener; and numerous beloved great nieces and nephews. Mac said many times " my family is my life."