Russell Miller, 1930-2015

Published 10:38 am Tuesday, October 6, 2015

Memorial services for Russell Theodore Miller of Lake Mills, formerly of Rochester, will be at 1 p.m. Friday at Bonnerup Funeral Service in Albert Lea. The Rev. John Holt of First Lutheran Church will officiate. Friends can meet the family one hour prior to the service. Interment will be in Hillcrest Cemetery in Albert Lea. Military honors will be accorded by the Albert Lea area veterans groups.

Russell Miller

Russell Miller

Russell died Monday, Oct. 5, 2015, at Mayo Clinic Health System in Albert Lea. He was 85.

Russell was born Aug. 21, 1930, in Austin, the son of Theodore and Helen (Berg) Miller. He attended public school in Austin and Albert Lea, attended the University of Minnesota and graduated from the Humboldt Institute in Minneapolis.

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He served his country in the United States Army from 1954 through 1957, again from 1961 through 1963, and was stationed in Germany and France. On Jan. 30, 1975, he was united in marriage to Lucille H. Olson in Northwood. They resided for many years in Rochester where Russell worked at St. Marys Hospital ,retiring after over 20 years.

Russell loved horse racing, the Minnesota Vikings and enjoyed reading.

He is survived by his stepdaughters Terry Jensen and her significant other, Damian Deegan, of Lake Mills, and Linda (Chuck) Pownell of Albert Lea; grandchildren Angela (Corey) Andresen, Kristina (Geoff) Ongaga, Tracy Pownell and Tina (Jonah) Tasker; and great-grandchildren Justine Duenes, Alexa Duenes, Selene Duenes, Sidney Andresen, Brian Andresen Tyler Pirsig, Ethian Tasker and Addison Tasker.

Russell was preceded in death by his parents, stepmother and wife, Lucille, in 1997.