Dec. 20, 1917-March 2, 2014
MARSHALL – Services for Lucille Miller, 96, of Marshall will be at 11 a.m. today at St. James Episcopal Church in Marshall. Visitation will be one hour prior to services.
Lucille died Sunday, March 2, 2014, at Avera Morningside Heights Care Center in Marshall.
Lucille Ethel (Paul) Miller was born Dec. 20, 1917, in Ivanhoe to William Henry and Ruby Ruth (Prosch) Paul. As a child, she moved with her family to Marshall where she continued her education. With six very clever and mischievous brothers, Lucille had to learn to think fast to stay one step ahead of them On May 25, 1940, Lucille married Albert Miller in Marshall. She was known as “Suzy” to Albert and her brothers, and later as “Gramma Suzy” to her grandchildren. Lucille was a meticulous housekeeper and a wonderful cook and baker. She loved trying out new recipes and the home was often filled with delicious aromas. As a special birthday treat for her children, they could choose to have a birthday cake or a pan of her brownies. Most of the time they chose the brownies! After raising her children, Lucille and Albert worked at Mikes Caf for a time. After Albert passed away, Lucille continued to waitress there for several years. Lucille enjoyed embroidery and crochet. She made several sets of embroidered dish towels and numerous afghans. She was happy to give them away to family and friends, especially to her granddaughters for their “hope chests.” She was a fan of the Minnesota Twins and the Vikings. Lucille liked playing games, especially Yahtzee. She was extremely lucky, often to the dismay of Albert, and wickedly lucky at cards as well as bingo at the nursing home. She was an extremely honest person. She was once given too much change at the local grocery store. She did not realize it until she got home and immediately called the store to inform them. They told her to just keep it, but the next morning she walked several blocks to return the money. She was in her 80’s at the time. Lucille’s greatest gift to her children and grandchildren is the example she set by being a strong, loving and generous woman.
Survivors include her children Carol (and Dennis) Van Overbeke of Gothenburg, Neb., Cliff (and Barb) Miller of Bloomington, Linda (and Don) Breyfogle of Marshall, Greg (and Linda) Miller of Coon Rapids and Perry (and Susan) Miller of White, S.D.; nine grandchildren Scott, Jon (and Jill), Marc, Eric (and Marie), Shannen (and Bruce), Molly (and Curtis), Kory, Kelly (and Ben), and Kasey; 11 great-grandchildren; sisters-in-law Edith and Jean Paul; nieces, nephews, relatives and friends.
She was preceded in death by her parents; husband; son Larry; six brothers; and infant sister.
Rehkamp & Horvath Funeral Directors