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Doris Miller

Doris Miller, age 93, of Winthrop passed away Tuesday, August 16, 2022, at Bayside Manor in Gaylord. Funeral service was held Saturday, August 20, 2022, 11:00 a.m. at Peace Lutheran Church in Winthrop with interment in the Winthrop Cemetery. Clergy officiating was Pastor Bob Miner. Organist: was Julie Trebelhorn. Congregational hymns sung were “In Christ Alone”, “Come Thou Fount Of Every Blessing”, and “Just As I Am.” Honorary casket bearers were granddaughters, Stephanie Tuntland, Michele Ratelle, and Marissa Guggisberg. Casket bearers were Chad Miller, Bryan Miller, John Ratelle, Jesse Guggisberg, Bradley Messner, Mike Rettman, and Keith Messner. Doris is survived by her: children, Jacqueline Siekman and her husband, John of Winthrop, MN, Leland Miller of Winthrop, MN, and Arlin Miller and his wife, Beth of Winthrop, MN; grandchildren, Stephanie Tuntland, Chad Miller and his wife, Katya, Bryan Miller and his wife, Angela, Michele Ratelle and her husband, John, Marissa Guggisberg and her husband, Jesse; great-grandchildren, Stella and Skylah Tuntland, Caitlyn, Karson and Carolina Miller, Amelia and Cameron Miller, Ethan and Emma Ratelle, Colin and Elise Guggisberg; sisters, Gladys Rettman of Blaine, MN, and Margaret Messner and her husband, Kenneth of Hutchinson, MN; brother-in-law, Gerald Messner and his wife, Brenda of Hutchinson, MN; nieces, nephews, other relatives and friends. Doris was preceded in death by her husband, LeRoy Miller; parents, George and Ruth Luthens; father-in-law and mother-in law, Frank and Winnie Miller; sister, Mildred Messner; brothers-in-law and sisters-in-law, Howard Rettman, Herbert and Myrtle Tock, William and Irene Markgraf, Pearl and Willmar Dennin, Mabel and Herbert Stueber, Charlie Miller and Art Miller. Doris Emma Miller was born on November 2, 1928, in Hutchinson, Minnesota. She was the daughter of George and Ruth (Schmidt) Luthens. Doris was baptized as an infant and was later confirmed in her faith as a youth, both at St. John’s Lutheran Church in Cedar Mills Township, Minnesota. She received her education at country school south of Cedar Mills. On June 26, 1951, Doris was united in marriage to LeRoy Miller at St. John’s Lutheran Church in Cedar Mills Township, Meeker County, Minnesota. After their marriage, the couple lived and farmed on the Miller farm by Lake Preston. In 1960, they moved to Winthrop. Doris was employed for 28 years, in sewing production at Fingerhut in Gaylord. Upon “retiring”, she was employed at Lakeview Nursing Home, in laundry for several years and then was employed at the Good Samaritan Society in Winthrop as a Dietary Aide. Doris and LeRoy were blessed with three children, Jacqueline, Leland and Arlin. They shared 55 years of marriage when LeRoy passed away on June 1, 2007. Doris was a member of Peace Lutheran Church in Winthrop and was involved in Ladies Aid and Altar Guild. Doris enjoyed gardening, playing cards, going on bus trips, dancing, traveling with family and socializing. She cherished the time she spent with family, especially her children, grandchildren and great-grandchildren. When she needed assistance with her daily care, Doris became a resident of Good Samaritan Society in Winthrop and then Bayside Manor in Gaylord and passed away there on Tuesday, August 16, 2022, at the age of 93 years. Blessed be her memory. Arrangements by Dalin-Hantge Funeral Chapel in Winthrop, Minnesota. Online obituaries and guest book available at<>

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