Raymond Miller, 91
Raymond S. Miller, 91, died March 12, 2009 at Bethany Home in Alexandria.
Raymond was born March 11, 1918, in Redwood County to Jacob and Bertha (Sandburg) Miller. He was baptized in the Presbyterian Church in Delhi and confirmed at Immanuel Lutheran Church in Belview. He attended District 28 East Country School and Belview High School. In May 1942, he was called to military service at Brookley Field, Alabama. He became ill with rheumatic fever and was honorably discharged from the 480th Airbase Squadron in September 1943.
On March 7, 1945 Raymond was united in marriage to Mildred Roxberg in Immanuel Lutheran Church in Belview. They made their home on a farm southwest of Belview for five years before moving to a farm south of Delhi where they lived for 37 years. They moved to Lake Ida near Alexandria in 1987.
Raymond was always active in church life, including being a Sunday school leader and an usher. He was instrumental in organizing church services in both Leisure World and Southern Comfort in Texas where they wintered for many years.
Both Raymond and Millie enjoyed farming and living close to the land. On the farm they grew much of their food and shared the abundant produce with others. At Lake Ida, Raymond was a faithful gardener of beautiful geraniums and begonias.
He is survived by his wife, Mildred; his son, Larry (Barbara) of Lakeville and daughter, Linda (Richard) Seime of Rochester; grandchildren, Jennifer Miller, Laura (Manny) Peterson, Anna and Erik Seime, Todd and David Bruggeman; great-grandson, Sam Peterson; brother, Roger (Dorothy) Miller of Mankato; and sister, Pauline of Hopkins; many nieces and nephews, wonderful neighbors and friends.
Raymond was preceded in death by his parents; brother and sister-in-law, LaVerne and Edna Miller; sister and brother-in-law, Louise and Kelly Abbas; and brother-in-law, Franklin Larson.
A memorial service was held March 16 at Calvary Lutheran Church in Alexandria, with the Rev. Mark Astrup officiating. Dan Haglin and Becky Worley provided music.
Interment was at Belview Cemetery. The Belview American Legion Post 309 accorded military honors.
Memorials are preferred to the Douglas County Food Shelf, PO Box 1324, Alexandria, MN 56308.
Arrangements are with Anderson Funeral Home in Alexandria; www.andersonfuneral.net.