Elsie Miller

  • BORN: November 18, 1934
  • DIED: November 27, 2017
  • LOCATION: Owatonna, Minnesota

Elsie Marie Miller, age 83, of Owatonna died November 27, 2017 at New Richland Care Center. Mass of Christian burial is set for Thursday, November 30 at 11:00 am at Sacred Heart Church, Owatonna. Friends may greet the family Wednesday, November 29 from 4:00-7:00 pm at the Brick-Meger Funeral Home (1603 Austin Road, Owatonna) and one hour prior to the funeral liturgy at the church. A parish rosary will be recited on Wednesday at 3:45 PM at the funeral home. Interment will follow at Sacred Heart Cemetery.
Elsie was born on November 18, 1934, to parents Herman and Elizabeth (Maurer) Jensen in Mitchell, SD.
She graduated from Albert Lea High School in 1952. After high school she worked as a receptionist. She met the love of her life, Paul W. Miller, at the Terp Ballroom in Austin, MN. In 1954 two were married at Sacred Heart Catholic Church in Owatonna. They made their home at the Miller family farm in rural Owatonna. While Paul worked the farm Elsie stayed at home and raised their 11 children. In 1968 Paul passed away. Elsie stayed on the farm to continue raising the children. Once all the children were in school Elsie worked as a Homestart teacher with SEMCAC. Throughout her working career she was a dietary manager at the Migrant School, Owatonna Nursing Home, Cedarview Nursing Home, Oakview Nursing Home, and lastly Ellendale Truck Stop. In 1975 between raising her children and working, Elsie received national recognition for Solo Parent of the Year. Elsie had a love for the outdoors. Her hobbies included baking and canning. In her last few years she loved watching gameshows which she attributed to keeping her mind sharp. She had a deep love for family and friends. She gathered her strength from her relationship with God.
She is survived by nine children, Ralph (LeAnn) Miller, Owatonna, Lillian (Carl) Stockwell, Northfield, Duane (Dawn) Miller, Dodge Center, Agnes (Larry) Dyer, Hobart, Indiana, Emil (Jackie) Miller, Blooming Prairie, Marvin (Debbie) Miller, Clear Lake, IA, Rosemarie (Steven) Kaiser, Waseca, Audrey (John) Hoverson, New Richland, Paul (Melissa) Miller, Austin; many grandchildren and great-grandchildren; one sister-in-law, Marcella Trandem, Blooming Prairie.
Elsie is preceded in death by, husband, Paul; parents; sons, Leonard and Roger; two siblings Helen and Emil; one great-grandchild, Nicholas. A special thanks to the volunteers and staff at New Richland Care Center. For more information or to leave an online condolence message go to www.brick-megerfuneralhome.com


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“ To the Miller and Kemeny families...sorry to hear of Elsies passing. She was a wonderful woman. I only wish that i had known her longer. ”

Posted by: Wade McCracken - White Oak, PA

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