Aug. 13, 1922-April 28, 2012
LAKE BENTON - Services for Laura Miller, 89, of Pipestone will be at 11 a.m. Saturday at the United Methodist Church in Lake Benton. Visitation is one hour prior to the service. Burial will be in Memorial Hill Cemetery in Lake Benton. Arrangements are provided by Hartquist Funeral Home, Utoft-Johansen Chapel in Lake Benton.
She died peacefully Saturday, April 28, 2012, at the Pipestone County Medical Center in Pipestone.
Laura Marjorie Miller was born to George and Louise (Krause) Doehle on Aug. 13, 1922, in Drammen Township, near Lake Benton. She was baptized on June 24, 1923, and later confirmed at the United Methodist Church in Lake Benton. She was raised on the family farm with her four siblings and attended country school. She graduated from Lake Benton High School in 1939 and continued to help on the farm. On Oct. 15, 1940, Laura was united in marriage to Roy A. Miller in Iona, Minnesota. The couple resided the rest of their life in Lake Benton. Laura was a homemaker to their three children, Robert, Diana and Thomas. Roy preceded Laura in death on June 21, 1983. Following his death Laura remained living at their home. In May 2011, she became a resident at the Good Samaritan Village in Pipestone.
Laura was a member of the United Methodist Church where she sang in the choir and belonged to the United Methodist Women. She was active for many years with the Town and Country Study Club. She enjoyed vegetable and flower gardening and sewing. Laura loved life and was a wonderful mother to her children and a friend to many.
She is lovingly remembered by her three children, Bob Miller and his fianc Becky of Cushing, Diana Trulock and her husband Roger of Tracy, and Tom Miller and his wife Rita of Luverne; 10 grandchildren; 13 great-grandchildren; sister, Phyllis Lyndgaard of Hendricks; and other relatives and friends.
She was preceded in death by her husband, Roy; parents, George and Louise Doehle; brother, Walter Doehle; sister, Norma Nielsen; twin sister, Leona Johansen; and her daughter-in-law, Connie Miller.
Memorials are preferred to the United Methodist Church in Lake Benton.