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Donald A. Miller

October 21, 1933 - March 16, 2014 <-

Donald A. Miller, 80, Wheaton, MN, passed away Sunday, March 16, 2014, at his residence in Wheaton.

A Celebration of Life service will be Thursday, March 20, at 2:00 p.m. at the Eggers Funeral Home in Rosholt. Family time will be held from 12:00 p.m. to 2:00 p.m.

Burial will be at a later date in the St. John Lutheran Cemetery, rural Wheaton. Military honors will be provided by the Merton Dale American Legion Post 80 and the VFW Post 5909 of Wheaton.

Donald Albert Miller was born October 21, 1933, in Clifton Township, Traverse County, MN, to Delos and Alice (Boekholt) Miller. He attended rural school in Traverse County and the Morris Agricultural School, where he was a member of the swim team. After finishing school, he worked on the family farm. On February 9, 1956, Donald enlisted in the U.S. Navy and served on the USS Wisconsin. He was honorably discharged December 7, 1957, and returned to Wheaton to farm.

On October 11, 1958, Donald married Ida Mae Deal in Wheaton. After their marriage, Donald continued to farm. He later drove truck for Art Fridgen for 25 years, retiring in 2013.

Donald enjoyed playing cribbage and watching the Minnesota Twins, Vikings, and Timberwolves. He also liked going to the casino.

Survivors include four children, Sandy Miller of Starbuck, MN, Tony Miller of Yucaipa, CA, Eric (Teresa) Miller of Wheaton, and Shannon Barr of Nelson, MN; grandchildren, MacKenzie Schiller, Zachary Haggedorn, Christopher Miller, Jacqueline Miller, Miranda Potter, Lexa (Ryan) Krenz, Hali Miller, Cody Klein, Kendel Klein, Michaela Miller, Emily Barr, Kieran Barr, Elizabeth Barr and Ellyssa Barr; great-grandchildren, Tony Schiller, Elizabeth Pearson, and Vincent Krenz; sister, Avenelle Gray of Alexandria, MN; and brother, Marvin (Kathy) Miller of Rochester, MN.

Donald was preceded in death by his parents, Delos and Alice; sons, Michael and Matthew Miller; and brother-in-law, Wes Gray.

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