Adeline (Graupmann)Miller

Adeline  (Graupmann)Miller

Adeline Harriet (Graupmann) Miller, 86, of Glencoe, formerly of Plato, passed away Thursday, Dec. 12, at Glencoe Regional Health Services in Glencoe.
Adeline Harriet (Graupmann) Miller was born on Dec. 14, 1926, at her family farm in Helen Township, Plato. She was the daughter of Joachim and Wilhelmine (Keusemann) Graupmann. She was baptized as an infant on Jan. 9, 1927, by Rev. Otto Eyrich and was later confirmed in her faith as a youth on March 17, 1940, by Rev. J. H. Bunge both at St. Pauls Evangelical and Reformed Church in Plato. Adeline received her education in Glencoe, and graduated with the Stevens Seminary Class of 1944. She furthered her education by attending Electronic Radio TV Institute in Minneapolis. Adeline worked for the Atchison, Topeka, and Santa Fe Railways in Barstow, Calif.
Adeline returned to Plato to take care of her mother and met the love of her life.
On June 7, 1946, Adeline was united in marriage to Orlin Henry Miller by Rev. J. H. Bunge at St. Pauls Evangelical and Reformed Church in Plato. Adeline and Orlin made their home on the Miller family farm near Plato, Minnesota. In 1985, they moved to Glencoe. Their marriage was blessed with six children, Cheryl, Gary, Mark, Grant, Paul and John. They shared over 56 years of marriage, until Orlin passed away on Dec. 5, 2002.
In addition to being a loving wife, mother and homemaker, Adeline helped on the family farm. Adeline was a member at St. Johns Lutheran Church in Plato, where she served with the LWML. She was also a member of the Christian Womens Club, community Bible studies, volunteered for the American Red Cross, was a 4-H leader, delivered Meals On Wheels and visited many at Glencoe Regional Health Services Long Term Care in Glencoe.
Adeline enjoyed quilting, sewing, gardening, canning vegetables and her flower garden. She loved music and played the piano and organ. Adeline was known as making the best pies ever. She was always a learner and technically savvy for her age. Adeline cherished the time spent with family and friends, but above all her faith came first.
With family by her side, Adeline passed away on Thursday, Dec. 12, at the Glencoe Regional Health Services in Glencoe, at the age of 86 years, 11 months and 28 days.
Adeline will be fondly remembered by everyone that had the pleasure of knowing her.
Adeline will be deeply missed by her, children, Cheryl Rich and her husband, Carl, of Minneapolis, Gary Miller and his wife, Noelle, of Minneapolis, Grant Miller and his wife, Debra, of Glencoe, Paul Miller and his wife, Hong, of Oklahoma City and John Miller of Minneapolis; grandchildren, David Rich of Minneapolis, Joanna Paulson and her husband, David, of Blaine, Jonathan Miller and his wife, Danielle, of New Hope, Hannah Miller of Minneapolis, Suzanna Miller of Minneapolis, Rebecca Swedberg and her husband, Josh, of Bothell, Wash,, Molly Sindelar and her husband, Justin, of Bothell, Wash., Lynn Johnson and her husband, Ross, of Plymouth, and Jill Miller of Minneapolis; great-grandchildren, Ava Swedberg, Ashlyn Swedberg and one on the way Avery Miller; nieces, nephews, other relatives and many friends.
Adeline is preceded in death by her parents, Joachim and Wilhelmine Graupmann; husband, Orlin Henry Miller; son, Mark Miller; siblings, George Graupmann, Alton Graupmann, Evelyn Graupmann, Vernon Graupmann, Wilbert Graupmann, Howard Graupmann, Helen Plunkett; sister-In-Law, Ruth Miller; nephew, Clyde Graupmann; and a great niece, Jill Rice.
Funeral services were held Monday, Dec. 16, at 11 a.m., at St. Johns Lutheran Church in Plato with interment following at St. Johns Lutheran Cemetery in Plato. Pastor James Gomez officiated the service with organist Jan Heins. Michelle Gomez sang Amazing Grace (My Chains Are Broken) and congregational Hymns were Give Thanks With A Grateful Heart, O Come All Ye Faithful and 10,000 Reasons. Honorary casket bearers were Joanna Paulson, Hannah Miller, Suzanna Miller, Rebecca Swedberg, Molly Sindelar, Lynn Johnson and Jill Miller. Casket bearers were Gary Miller, Grant Miller, Paul Miller, John Miller, David Rich and Jonathan Miller.
Arrangements by the Johnson-McBride Funeral Chapel of Glencoe. Online Obituaries and Guest Book available at

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