Luella Miller, 1930-2019

Published 1:00 am Thursday, January 24, 2019

Memorial services for Luella P. Miller, 88, of Albert Lea will be at 2 p.m. Saturday at Bayview/Freeborn Funeral Home. The Rev. Kent Otterman will officiate. Friends may greet the family beginning at 12:30 p.m. Saturday at the funeral home. Online condolences are welcome at

Luella Miller

Luella died Tuesday, Jan. 22, 2019, at Mayo Clinic Hospital-St. Mary’s campus in Rochester.

Luella Pearl Miller was born on the family farm Sept. 7, 1930, in Goodrich, North Dakota, the daughter of Edward and Martha (Demmer) Papke. She was the youngest of 13 children. She graduated from Goodrich High School in 1948.

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Luella married Hugh “Bud” McIntyre in 1948. He passed away in 1963.

After Hugh died, Luella and her three boys moved from Bismarck, North Dakota, to Albert Lea. In 1970, Luella married Howard Miller. He passed away in 1971.

Luella was very involved with the Eagle’s Club, including the auxiliary, drill and ritual team and raising money for cancer research. She loved the Minnesota Vikings and always wanted to play one more round of golf. At 88 years of age, Luella was still playing in a women’s pool league.

Luella is survived by her three sons, Ron (Kris) McIntyre, Mark (Carolyn Vangen) McIntyre and Dan (Cheryl) McIntyre; eight grandchildren, Cory (Jennifer) McIntyre, Casey (Katie) McIntyre, Kim (Chad) Lundak, Bucky Christensen, Travis (Jennifer) McIntyre, Amanda McIntyre, Matthew (Jennifer) McIntyre and Ruslan McIntyre; 17 great-grandchildren; one great-great-granddaughter; sister, Marie Loose; brother, Warren Papke; and many very close friends.

Luella was preceded in death by her parents Edward and Martha; husbands Bud and Howard; 10 siblings, Ellen Hanson, Clarence Papke, Roy Papke, Art Papke, Lillie Heckes, Harry Papke, Hazel Mindt, Louise Dockter, Lucille Jenner and Betty Dockter; and many nieces and nephews.