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Herbert “Herb” D. Miller


HERBERT “HERB” D. MILLER, 79, of Jackson passed away at the Colonial Manor in Lakefield on Thursday, October 28, 2010.  Funeral service will be on Monday, November 1, 2010 at 10:30 AM at Our Redeemer Lutheran Church in Jackson with Pastor John Schuetz officiating.  Burial will be at the Miller Hillside Cemetery immediately following the service. Visitation will be on Sunday, October 31, 2010 from 3-5 PM at the Osterberg Funeral Home and also on Monday, one hour prior to the service at the Church.

In lieu of flowers, memorials preferred to the Miller Hillside Cemetery Association.

HERBERT D. MILLER was born on December 19, 1930 in Jackson, Minnesota, the son of Bert and Blanche (Erickson) Miller.  He graduated from Jackson High School in 1949.  On January 12, 1956, he was united in marriage to Vera Walter at Our Redeemer Lutheran Church in Jackson.  He had lived in Jackson his entire life.  He had worked as a mechanic for Markquardt Motors and Robinson Implement.  He then owned and operated Miller Transfer.  He then worked for Village (Blum’s) Candy Company.  He had worked as a maintenance man for Minnesota West before retiring in October 2001.  Herb passed away at the Colonial Manor in Lakefield on Thursday, October 28, 2010 at the age of 79 years, 10 months and 9 days.

 Herb was baptized and confirmed at Our Savior’s Lutheran Church in Jackson and later became a member of Our Redeemer Lutheran Church.  Herb had been a member of the Jackson American Legion and VFW Posts in Jackson.  He had also been a 29 year volunteer with the Fire and Ambulance crews.  He enjoyed fishing and playing cards, as well a woodworking and auctions.  He really enjoyed going to his grandson, Michael, activities.

 Herb is survived by his two sons, John Miller and special friend, Kirsten Hunt and Harold (Trudy) Miller and their son, Michael, both of Jackson.

 Herb was preceded in death by his parents and his wife, Vera, and an infant son.

 Blessed be the memory of Herbert Duane Miller.

2 thoughts on “Herbert “Herb” D. Miller”

  1. Kari Huseth (Kielblock) says:

    Dear John and Harold,
    My heart goes out to you both. I have so many wonderful memories of your folks and especially the time your dad spent with our family when dad was dying. Herb brought so much laughter and a few tears to all of us during dad’s final days. I will always laugh when I recall Herb or dad telling the story of dad’s first day of school in town. How the “big kid” called dad “fatso” and when dad asked “who is he?” Dad was told “Hippo Miller” from that time on Hippo and FAT were fast friends. So many stories they shared over hunting, Fox Lake Ballroom and EGG TIME. The Legion will be a quieter place without them.

    Fondly,
    Kari (Kielblock) Huseth

  2. Dennis Kunze says:

    Harold, John: You have our sympathy and prayers. I remember your dad as always friendly and willing to chat. I have only fond memories of your dad. I am a cousin to your mom.

    Dennis & Jeanette Kunze

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