Pam Mittag passed unexpectedly in the comfort of her own home on Thursday, November 14, 2013. Pam had several medical issues and was of poor health as of late. A funeral service was held at 10:30 AM on Monday, November 18, 2013 at the Johnson-Schuller Chapel in Wadena, followed by graveside services in the Inman Cemetery located on MN Highway 210 in Inman Township (rural Henning) with fellowship immediately following at the Deer Creek Community Center in Deer Creek. Pallbearers were Gary Mittag, Jeff Fischer, Josh Neumann and Dacotah Mittag.
Pam was tough besides not feeling or doing well. Her husband, Gary Mittag, says that she was "still the best looking 52 year old woman in Wadena County, unlike the picture that was displayed in the newspaper recently. Struggling to feel well and staying put in her favorite chair for the past few months, her Lord and Savior had no trouble finding her and placing her in his own protective custody without embarrassing her or her entire family. Thank God our Lord cares for us."
She was preceded in death by her parents Marvin and Barbara Fischer, and sister Teresa McManigle, who are all buried in the Oak Valley Cemetery north of Wrightstown. Before these devastating losses in her life, Pam was a real go getter and no one was better at managing in a high paced environment. She managed Caseys General Store in Wadena from day one and kept the same crew with her for almost 5 years, almost unheard of by any standard. She was even better at her next job, which was a newly created position at the Rising Phoenix in Wadena as their sole job-placement specialist. Her tasks included training, placing and supervising and enjoyed a 100% placement success at businesses within the community. Pam always worked hard her whole life until she was no longer able. A great wife, a great cook, a great dancer, mother and friend.
While Pam is receiving her new found health in the glory of his kingdom, she leaves behind her husband of many years, Gary; sons Joshua Lyle and Dacotah Charles; brother Jeff Fischer; step-children Jason Levi Mittag, Jenifer Marie (Mittag) Kelly; and four grandchildren. She is also survived by her uncle Cliff Greenwood; aunt Darlene (Greenwood) Klemek; and numerous cousins and loved ones. And last but not least, she leaves her passionate dog, Maxwell.
She will be missed by all measure for she truly was the MOMA that made her house a home.
Arrangements are with the Schuller Family Funeral Homes Johnson-Schuller Chapel in Wadena. (www.SchullerFamilyFH.com)