Terry Miller

Terry Miller

Terry MillerTerry Miller age 63 of Lake Benton passed away Wednesday, July 9, 2014 at his home.  Funeral services will be at 10:30 a.m. Tuesday, July 15 at Peace Lutheran Church in Ruthton.  Visitation is 4:00-8:00 p.m. Monday at the Tyler Area Funeral Home with a prayer service at 7:00 p.m.  Visitation will continue one hour prior to services at the church on Tuesday.  Burial is in the Ruthton Cemetery.  Online condolences may be sent via www.stephensfuneralservice.com.  Stephens Funeral Service – Tyler Area Funeral Home is assisting the family with arrangements.

Terrill “Terry” Alan Miller was born August 21, 1950 in Hendricks, Minnesota to John and Ruby (Christensen) Miller.  He went to school in Ruthton, graduating in 1968.  After high school, Terry went to live, go to school, and work in the “twin cities”.  While there he met and married Margaret Shanley on October 4, 1970.  To this union were born three children: Terry “T.J.”, David, and Elizabeth.  Terry and Marge separated and eventually married again.  Moving back to the Ruthton area, Terry began working for Marti Hardware working alongside Roy “Dutch” Miller as a plumber for the store.  His true passion was plumbing and he continued working as a plumber until February 2014.  Terry was a former member of the Lake Benton Fire Department for 20 years.  He was also a member of the Lake Benton Sportsmen’s Club, being one of four gentlemen to start the first Wild Game Feed that continues every year to this date.  On December 6, 1986 Terry married Joyce Becker at St. John’s Lutheran Church in Lake Benton.  They spent 32 years together.  He loved hunting, fishing (especially the Canada fishing trips), playing cards, and going on vacation with Joyce to the Black Hills.  Terry was a good and dedicated husband, father, grandfather, friend, brother, and plumber/maintenance man.  He was very proud of his 11 1/2 years of sobriety.  Terry loved a good joke and sometimes pulled a good prank on a friend or family member.

He will be lovingly remembered by his wife Joyce; sons T.J. (Sheila) of Chester, SD and David (Jennifer) of Lake Benton; daughter Elizabeth (Nathan) Wick of Sauk Rapids; nine grandchildren: Jalen, Kaylee, Avery, Logan, Gage, Corbin, Jacey, Sydnee, and Caden; brothers Jack of Tracy, Curtis of Marshall, Gary of Ruthton, and Dennis of St. Paul; and family overseer AJ Koob.  He is preceded in death by his parents, sisters Beverly and Marilyn, and good friends Mike “Fox” Nielsen and Danny “Mandez” Larsen.

9 thoughts on “Terry Miller”

  1. Verna & Fred Midbrod

    Our deepest sympathy to the family of Terry Miller. We are so sorry for the loss of your husband, father and grandfather. He had a wonderful family who spent months with him before he went to be with the
    Lord. They were a very caring, loving family. May God Bless you and keep you in his peace until you see him again in Heaven. God Bless You. Fred & Verna Midbrod

  2. Verna & Fred Midbrod

    Our deepest sympathy to the family of Terry Miller. To his wife, children and grandchildren. You were all there with him for several months loving on him through his illness. May God Bless you and comfort you thru the Holy Spirit until you meet with him again one day in Heaven. He accepted Jesus as his Lord and Savior and he is In Heaven today with his Father. That is a blessing and a gift. Amen. We love you!

  3. Mark & Leslie (Staab) Egger

    So sorry to hear about Terry. I have some fond memories of him and they always bring a smile. Sending prayers for everyone, rest in peace Terry. God bless.

  4. Claire and Romelle Pritchett

    Joyce and family, We are so sorry to learn of Terry’s passing. Through these past few years, he had become our “go to” guy and he was always so willing to lend a helping hand. He will be missed by so many. In time the memories that you created together will come back to bring smiles to you all. May God grant His peace to you all at this time.

  5. David and Char Kolsrud

    Terry was a great guy. He opened our cabin in the spring and closed it in the winter. He will be missed. We sent our sympathy and prayers to his family.

  6. Dan and Shirlene Schwab

    Our deepest sympathy to Joyce and Family. We have many good memories of Terry. May your memories bring smiles to your faces as that was Terry, not the suffering that you witnessed these last few days. You are in our thoughts and prayers. May God comfort you always.

  7. Dear Joyce and Family, I am so sorry for the loss of Terry from your lives. I wish I would’ve had the opportunity to meet him as he sounds like a neat guy. I will be thinking of you Joyce and praying for you all as you go through this time. Sue (Susan Langerock Schuldt)

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