Shirley Miller

Shirley Miller

Shirley MillerShirley Marie Miller, age 77 of Wabasso, passed away Friday, June 10, 2016 at Seasons Hospice House in Redwood Falls.  Mass of Christian Burial will be at 3:00 p.m. Monday, June 13 at St. Anne’s Catholic Church in Wabasso.  Visitation is 3:00-6:00 p.m. Sunday at the church with a prayer service at 6:00 p.m.  Visitation will continue one hour prior to services at the church on Monday.  Burial is in St. Anne’s Catholic Cemetery.  Online condolences may be sent at  Stephens Funeral Service – Redwood Valley Funeral Home in Redwood Falls is assisting the family with arrangements.

Shirley was born November 8, 1938 in Morgan, Minnesota to Norman “Bus” and Helen (Wall) Hansen.  She attended elementary school in Morgan for two years, and then attended Our Lady of Victory Catholic School in Lucan.  Shirley graduated from Milroy High School in 1956.  On July 5, 1958, Shirley was united in marriage to Jerry Miller at Our Lady of Victory Catholic Church in Lucan.  The couple spent 15 months in Hawaii while Jerry was serving in the US Navy.  After Jerry’s service, they returned to Lucan, and later moved to Wabasso in 1960.  Shirley began working in the Post Office in 1975.  In 2000, she retired as Postmaster.  Shirley was an avid Wabasso Rabbits sports fan, and attended all of her children’s, and grandchildren’s activities.  She was very active in her church and community.  She was a longtime member of St. Anne’s Catholic Church where she served on the CCW.  She was also a member of the extension club.  Shirley was the coordinator for the American Red Cross Blood Drive, volunteered for the food shelf, and served as a 4H leader for many years.  She enjoyed flower gardening and baking.  She always made time for people anytime they needed anything.  Shirley loved spending time with her family, especially her grandchildren and the numerous events with her siblings.

Shirley is survived by her children: Glen (Jill) Miller of Nevada, IA, Ron (Missy) Miller of Sleepy Eye, Shelly (Bruce) Wotschke of Vesta, and Tim (Sandy) Miller of Mantorville; 15 grandchildren: Jake (Sara) Miller and Bridget (Josh) Black, Nicole (Cody) Wardner, Ashley (Josh) Doll and Ross Potter, Zachary, Anna, Luke, Leah and John Miller, Michael, Daniel and Jennie Wotschke, and Taylor and Tanner Miller; five great grandchildren: McCoy Miller, Royce and Henry Wardner, Bayle Johnson and Gunner Doll; siblings: Jim (Arlene) Hansen of Max, Judy Brau of Brainerd, Kenny (Judy) Hansen of Lucan, Bunny Schmidt of Redwood Falls, Helen (Gary) Zubel of St. Charles, IL, and Donna Schlemmer of Wabasso; and many other relatives and friends.  She is preceded in death by her parents, husband Jerry, and daughter Sherry Potter.

14 thoughts on “Shirley Miller”

  1. Rosy & LeRoy Brau

    Our sympathy and prayers to Shirley’s family… glad I got to meet you at the hospital and then at Season’s. Did have a nice visit with Shirley just a few weeks ago….a very lovely lady!

  2. My sympathies to the entire Miller family and may God help you through this difficult time. My thoughts and prayers are with you.

  3. Prayers for and condolences to the entire Miller family. Shirley was an angel in real life and is now an angel in heaven! I’m hoping she and Susie May and Cathy are having fun spending some time together again. God bless you all.
    Best, Jill Fischer, John Paul and family

  4. Toni (Lemcke) Hames

    My deepest sympathies to your family. My thoughts and prayers are with you all during this difficult time. God bless.

  5. Connie Henderson

    We are so very sorry for your loss. Our thoughts and prayers are with you and your family.

    Mary Greeley Medical Center Laboratory

  6. Laura (Kallstrom) Hendricks

    My deepest sympathies to you in your time of loss. Her beautiful smile and kindness is how I will always remember her. You are all in my thoughts and prayers.

  7. Mary Kratzke Brandt

    My deepest sympathy to Shirley’s family. My thoughts and prayers are with you at this difficult time. I have lots of memories playing with Glen and Sherry in the back yard. My words can’t describe what a special person Shirley was. She will be deeply missed.

  8. Linda Weldy (Bernardy)

    My sympathies to your family. I picture our beloved classmate, your sister Sherri & her mom together in heaven. Prayers to all.

  9. Arlene Zimmerman

    I had the priviledge of knowing Shirley and being in an Extension group with her. She was a delightful lady and she will be missed by her many friends. My sympathy to her family, you will have many wonderful memories of her.
    Arlene Zimmerman

  10. Connie Solseth

    Shirley was a good friend. I will miss our yearly visits. My deepest sympathy to all of her family. You are in my thoughts and prayers.

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