Herman William Miller, 88, of rural Waldorf, Minnesota, was called home by his Savior Wednesday, October 25, 2017 at the Mapleton Community Home after a short battle with cancer. A funeral service with military honors by the Waldorf American Legion Post #587 to celebrate a life well lived will be held Monday, October 30, 2017 at 10:30 a.m. at First Lutheran Church in Waldorf, MN, where he has been a faithful member for over 64 years; Pastor Michael Mathews officiating. Visitation will be Sunday, October 29 from 4-7 p.m. at Bruss-Heitner Funeral Home in Wells, MN, and will continue one hour prior to the service at the church on Monday. Burial will be at the First Lutheran Cemetery in Waldorf. Bruss-Heitner Funeral Home in Wells is assisting the family. The family prefers memorials to First Lutheran Church in Waldorf. To leave an online condolence, please visit www.brussheitner.com.
Herman William Miller was the fourth of five children born July 16, 1929, to Wilhelm and Emma (Bareiss) Miller in rural Good Thunder. He was baptized on August 11, 1929, and confirmed in the Christian faith on April 2, 1945, at St. John's Lutheran Church, Good Thunder. He attended school in rural Good Thunder and served his country as a Corporal in the Korean War from April 10, 1951, until his honorable discharge on January 10, 1953.
Herman married Grace Lydia Glaubitz May l, 1953, at St. Paul's Lutheran Church in Amboy, MN. Herman was a faithful husband, loving father, and humble steward of the land. He and his wife Grace farmed side-by-side and together raised five children. In times of abundance and scarcity and in times of joy and sorrow, his faith was in the Lord.
In his retirement, he enjoyed gardening, drives in the country checking the crops, cracking walnuts in the winter, and keeping track of his kids and grandkids. Herman enjoyed visits with friends and neighbors and always made sure his family was taken care of, even up to the time of his death. Herman lived a humble life of commitment and service to his God, family, and country and will be greatly missed. John 14: 2-3 “My Father's house has many rooms; if that were not so would I have told you that I am going there to prepare a place for you? And if I go and prepare a place for you, I will come back and take you to be with me that you also may be where I am.” We express our gratitude and thankfulness to the staff of the Mapleton Community Home and the Mayo Hospice team for their care and support.
Herman is survived by his wife of 64 years, Grace; four children and their spouses, Marilyn (Virgil) Vollbrecht, Hamburg, MN, Ron (Cheryl) Miller, Mapleton, MN, Ruth (Steve) Vance, Chanhassen, MN, and Linda (Alan) Albrecht, Mapleton, MN; ten grandchildren, Eric (Angie) Vollbrecht, Lynn Vollbrecht, Lance (Stephanie) Miller, Amy (Bikash) Koju, Alan Miller, Daniel Miller, Taylor and Samuel Vance, Andrew and Ryan Albrecht; six great-grandchildren, Ian and Henry Vollbrecht, Lillyan and Adalyn Miller, Cayden and Emmett Koju; one brother-in-law, Norman (Betty) Glaubitz, Mankato, MN; and several nieces and nephews.
He is preceded in death by his parents, his oldest son, Marvin Miller in November 1986, three sisters: Emma (Bob) Speck, Ann (Dave) Nicholson, and Martha Wilson, and brother, Walter Miller.