John Miller

John Miller

John Miller, 86, a resident of Clarissa, passed away Sunday, Dec. 1, 2013, at the Lakewood Health System in Staples.
A funeral service was held at 11:00 a.m. Thursday, Dec. 5, at St. Josephs Catholic Church in Clarissa with Father Peter VanderWeyst officiating.
John was born on February 10, 1927, in Mankato, to Richard and Elnora (Chestling) Miller. He enlisted in the US Army in 1946 and was honorably discharged in 1947. He married Frances Sandberg in 1948; Frances passed away on March 28, 1991. On July 10, 1992, John married JoAnn Reed. John lived on his farm for 62 years. He was a member of the American Legion in Bertha and St. Josephs Catholic Church in Clarissa. He enjoyed traveling, spending winters in Texas, working in his garage and making wood.
John is survived by his children: Bob (Glenda) Sandberg of Washington, John (Debbie) Reed of St. Cloud, Lawrence (Clarice) Reed of Maple Grove, Randy (Jane) Reed of Long Prairie, Marvin Reed of Clarissa, and Leann (Dan) Hermann of Fargo, North Dakota; siblings: Mark (Judy) Miller of Coeur dAlene, Idaho, Luke (Dot) Miller of Mancos, Colorado; daughter in law Nancy Sandberg of Bertha and many grandchildren and great grandchildren.
John is preceded in death by his parents; wife Frances on March 28, 1991, wife JoAnn on May 18, 2010, sister Esther Hochstatter, son Duane Reed, son Ray Sandberg, son Richard Sandberg and granddaughter Lucy Kirscht.
Arrangements were made with Iten Funeral Home, Browerville.

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