Curtis Miller, 1940-2016

Published 9:31 am Thursday, April 14, 2016

Funeral services for Curtis L. Miller, 75, of Alden will be at 2 p.m. Saturday at Cross of Glory Church. The Rev. Charles Espe will officiate. Interment will be at West Freeborn Cemetery.  Visitation will be from 4 to 7 p.m. Friday at Bayview/Freeborn Funeral Home and one hour prior to the service at the church. Online condolences are welcome at

Curtis Miller

Curtis Miller

Curtis died Tuesday, April 12, 2016 at St. John’s Lutheran Community.

Curtis LeRoy Miller was born April 24, 1940, in Alden, the son of Serinus and Margaret (Hansen) Miller. Curtis was raised on the family farm south of Freeborn. He graduated from Freeborn High School in 1958. Curtis married Shirley Thompson on Oct. 8, 1960, at Salem Lutheran Church in Albert Lea. He worked at Queens, Streater and Land O’ Lakes and helped at the family cafe in Freeborn. Curtis enjoyed woodworking, metalworking, fishing and going to auction sales. He always had the grandchildren and great-grandchildren doing something and enjoyed all their sporting events. He was an active member of West Freeborn Lutheran Church.

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Curtis is survived by his wife, Shirley; children LaRae (Robert) Rankin of Eagle, Nebraska, Lynette (Mike) Fox of Mankato, Daryld (Stacey) Miller of Eagle Lake and Duane Miller of Albert Lea; grandchildren Krysta (Will) Foster, Ryan (Kayla) Rankin, Erika (Mitch) Schlamann, Abbie (Brian) Hansen, Aaron (Mike) Fox, Amy (Brian Barnett) Fox, Ana Fox, Zachery (Ashley Hesse) Miller, Alexandra (Ben Neyers) Miller, Arielle Miller and Tatum (Cassie Witt) Miller; great-grandchildren William, Ella and Olivia Foster, Peyton Schlamann, Ava Fox and Arlen Hansen; sister, Irene (Rick) Levine, of Minden, Iowa; brother, Norman (Georgia) Miller, of Inver Grove Heights; brothers-in law Ronald Thompson of California and Dennis (Lisa) Thompson of Minneapolis; special aunt, Helen Christopherson; and numerous relatives.

Curtis was preceded in death by his father; mother; father-and mother-in-law; brother, Leverne Miller; and sister-in-law, Judy Thompson.

In lieu of flowers memorials are preferred to West Freeborn Lutheran Church.