Richard Lawrence Miller — Zumbrota

Richard Lawrence Miller, 84, of Zumbrota, passed away peacefully Monday, Dec. 2, 2013, at Zumbrota Health Services.

Richard was born Feb. 3, 1929, in Oak Center, to Lawrence and Anetta (Nibbe) Miller. He was a graduate of Lake City High School. In 1951, Richard entered the U.S. Army, served in the Korean Conflict and was honorably discharged in 1953. After his discharge, he married Doris Hinrichs on Sept. 20, 1953. Richard owned and worked on his dairy farm and was an active member of Christ Lutheran Church where he served on the church council.

Richard had previously served as a council member of Trinity Lutheran Church – Lincoln in rural Lake City and also on its church cemetery board. Richard was also a member of the Farmers Union, Stary – Yerka VFW Post #5727, and served as a 4-H Dairy Leader. He had a loving personality, was a loving husband, father and grandfather. He especially loved family gatherings and he also enjoyed dancing, fishing, farming and listening to music, especially old time music.

Richard is survived by his loving wife, Doris Miller; children, John (Lisa) Miller, of Zumbrota, Ruth (Jay) Heineman, of Estes Park, Colo., Paul (Lynn) Miller, of Racine, Mary (Glen) Roberson, of Mazeppa, Charles (Tara) Miller, of Zumbrota, Eric (Verone) Miller, of Zumbrota, Elizabeth (Joe) Klingsporn, of Pine Island, Jerome (Trisha) Miller, of Zumbrota, Jeffrey (Heidi) Miller, of Goodhue, and Matthew (Stephanie) Miller, of Zumbrota; 28 grandchildren; and three great-grandchildren.

Richard was preceded in death by his sister, Jane Anne Lemke.

Funeral service will be held at 2:30 p.m. Sunday, Dec. 8, at Christ Lutheran Church in Zumbrota, with Pastor Wayne Schoch officiating. Burial will be at the Zumbrota Cemetery with military honors provided by Stary – Yerka VFW Post #5727. Visitation will be Sunday for two hours prior to the service at the church.

Memorials are preferred to Christ Lutheran Church or school.

Arrangements are with the Mahn Family Funeral Home – Larson Chapel in Zumbrota.