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Robert Miller, 1946-2016

Funeral services for Robert “Bob” B. Miller of Austin will be at 1 p.m. Thursday at Bonnerup Funeral Service in Albert Lea. The Rev. Kent Otterman will officiate. Interment will be in Lakewood Cemetery. Visitation will be from 4 to 7 p.m. Wednesday at Bonnerup Funeral Service and one hour before the service.

Bob died Friday, Aug. 26, 2016, at St. Mary’s Hospital in Rochester. He was 70.

Robert Miller

Robert Miller

He was born Jan. 20, 1946, in Freeborn County, the son of Arthur and Catherine (Anderson) Miller.

He was united in marriage to Barbara K. Stiehl on Nov. 17, 1966, in Northwood.

Bob had worked at Schweigert Meats in Albert Lea for several years.

One of Bob’s hobbies was working on cars and he enjoyed teaching his skills to others. Dancing, listening to country music and trying his luck on scratch-off lottery tickets were among some of his favorite pastimes.

Bob will be remembered for his love of a good joke and the joy he got in pulling tricks on his grandchildren.

Bob is survived by his wife, Barbara; his children Diane (Todd) Miller of Minnesota Lake, Brenda (Scott) Schumaker of Grand Forks, North Dakota, Shelly (Bob) Baker of Owatonna and Robert Miller of Faribault; his special friend, Heidi Markham; grandchildren, Nathan (Emily) Miller, Amanda Miller, Brittany (Tyler) Hammer, Valerie Nemec, Cassandra Nemec and MaKenzie Spike; five great-grandchildren; brother, Lloyd (Arvis) Miller, of Glenville; brother-in-law, Duane (Debbie) Stiehl, of Troy, Texas; sister-in-law, Diane Nesset, of Albert Lea and her  special friend, Ralph Thostensen; and many nieces and nephews.

He was preceded in death by his parents; two sisters, Dorothy Miller, in childhood, and Gloria Kaderabek; and brother-in-law, Charles Wulf.