Catherine Elizabeth Millane, 94, of Fairfield, IA passed away Thursday, January 2, 2020 at the University of Iowa Hospitals and Clinics. A Funeral Mass will begin at 10:00 a.m. on Tuesday, January 7, 2020 at the St. Mary Catholic Church in Fairfield, IA with Father Nick Adam officiating. Burial will be in the Evergreen Cemetery immediately following the service. Visitation, with the family present, will be from 6:00 p.m. until 8:00 p.m. on Monday, January 6, 2020 at St. Mary Catholic Church. Memorial contributions in Catherine’s honor may be directed to Evergreen Cemetery or the University of Iowa Hospitals and Clinics Hospice Unit. Friends may sign the online guestbook at www.cranstonfamilyfuneralhome.com.
Catherine Elizabeth Millane was born on November 25, 1925 on a farm Northwest of Richland. She was the oldest daughter of Richard J. and Margaret Reed Horras. She attended the one room country school #10 for her early education, which happened to be the same school that her mother attended. Catherine went on to Richland High School where she was a part of the graduation class of 1943. Upon graduation, she pursued her passion for nursing at St. Joseph’s Hospital School of Nursing in Ottumwa, IA. Catherine graduated as a Registered Nurse in 1946 and began a devoted career in nursing. Much of her time was spent working in Veterans Hospitals in Des Moines, Iowa City, and Omaha. Catherine was united in marriage to Joseph Millane on August 22, 1970 at the Mother Cabrini Church in Richland, IA. Together they farmed North of Fairfield until Joe’s death in October of 2015. Catherine always had a heart for helping others and spent almost 40 years volunteering at Parkview Care Center in Fairfield. She had a gift for art, and enjoyed ceramics, oil paintings and crafting. She looked forward to a trip to the casino, a good game of Bingo, or a chance to go fishing. Catherine was a member of St. Mary Catholic Church in Fairfield as well as the Cadet Nurse Corps.
Catherine was preceded in death by her parents; one sister, Mary Hoekstra; a brother, Bob Horras and twin brothers in infancy.
Left to share her story is her brother, Richard (Karen) Horras of Richland, IA and sister Carol Greene of Williamsport, PA, as well as many extended family and friends.
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