Myra E. Miller

Myra E. Miller

Myra E. Miller, age 89 of Waconia, and formerly of Cologne, passed away Wednesday, May 10, 2017 after a valiant battle with cancer at the Waconia Good Samaritan Center in Waconia.
Memorial service was 11 a.m. Monday, May 15, 2017 at St. John’s United Church Of Christ (12984 CR 51) in Bongards with Rev. Cathy Kolwey as officiant. Gathering of family and friends was one hour prior to the service. Private interment.
Myra was born on March 16, 1928, the daughter of Jacob and Louise (Kugath) Bongard and raised on her parents’ farm in rural Norwood. She was baptized and confirmed at St. John’s United Church Of Christ. Myra graduated from Central High School in Norwood in 1946. She was united in marriage with Donald Henry Miller in 1949 at St. John’s United Church Of Christ and moved to his family’s farm in rural Cologne.
Myra sang with the Tonettes Choral Group for 30 years. She traveled to the Philippine Islands to visit her daughter and son-in-law. After his retirement, she and Donald were able to travel to Germany, Alaska, Mexico, California, Texas and parts in between.
Her happiest times were spent with her family and their activities. She truly enjoyed the Power Company music and dancing when her grandchildren were members. She loved hand embroidery and quilting. She made her children, grandchildren and great-grandchildren a quilt at birth, a larger quilt for their bigger beds and an embroidered quilt for their weddings.
Myra was preceded in death by her husband Donald Miller; son Roy Miller; parents, Jacob and Louise Bongard; her daughter-in-law Cindy Miller; sister and brother-in-law Dorothy and Bill Hermann; nephew Richard Herrmann.
Myra is survived by her loving family: children Jac Lynn (Jerry) Ries of Beeville, TX, Allen (Elaine) Miller of Buffalo, Mark Miller of Shakopee, Paul (Carol) Miller of Cologne, Daniel (Vicky) Miller of Plymouth; grandchildren Ronnie (Crystal) Ries, Anne (John) Woelke, Adam (Rebecca) Ries, Henry (Rebecca) Miller, Beth Miller, Jacob (Jessi) Miller, Rebecca (Paul) Plusa, Nichole (Eric) Hetletvedt, Jeremy Miller and Kelly Ramsdell, Dawn Miller and fiancé Seth Erickson, Scott Miller, Christina Miller, Michael Miller; 18 great-grandchildren; other relatives and friends.
Arrangements are with the Johnson Funeral Home in Waconia. www.johnsonfh.com

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