David Miller, 1939-2015
Published 10:08 am Wednesday, June 17, 2015
Memorial services for David H. Miller of Albert Lea will be at 10:30 a.m. Friday at Central Freeborn Lutheran Church, rural Albert Lea. The Rev. Matthew Griggs will officiate.
Interment will be in Central Freeborn Lutheran Cemetery. Military honors will be accorded by Albert Lea veteran’s organizations. Visitation will be from 4 to 6 p.m. Thursday at Bonnerup Funeral Service in Albert Lea and one hour before the service at the church.
David died peacefully at his home on Tuesday, June 16, 2015. He was diagnosed with lung cancer less than two months ago. He was 75.
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He was born on Oct. 19, 1939, in Albert Lea, the son of Fred and Doris (Schoenrock) Miller. He was baptized at Salem Lutheran Church in Albert Lea and confirmed at West Freeborn Lutheran Church. David graduated from Freeborn High School in 1958.
On July 21, 1962, he married Carol L. Anderson at Salem Lutheran Church. Following their marriage David served the country in the United States Army, where he was stationed at Fort Knox, Kentucky.
David farmed for several years south of Albert Lea and then for the past 35 years had done carpentry.
He had been a member of Round Prairie Lutheran Church for more than 51 years and was a member of Central Freeborn Lutheran Church.
In addition to spending time and doing projects with his sons, he enjoyed doing yard work, golfing and spending winters in Arizona.
David will be missed by his family, wife, Carol Miller of Albert Lea; sons Michael (Julie) Miller and Douglas Miller both of Albert Lea; two grandchildren, Troy (Laura) Biesterfeld and their daughter, Lucy, of Rochester and Trisha (Bob) Iverson of Clarks Grove; brother, Berdell (Vernell) Miller of Freeborn; sister, Barb Stensrud of Wells; brother-in-law, Les (Ann) Anderson of Harmony; and several nieces and nephews.
He was preceded in death by his parents; and a brother-in-law, Ken Stensrud.
His family stated, “The memories of David and his great sense of humor will forever put smiles on our hearts.”
Memorials are preferred to Central Freeborn Lutheran Church, Mayo Clinic Systems or Home Health and Hospice of Albert Lea.