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Obituaries from the week of May 9, 2012

Laura Miller, 89

Laura Marjorie Miller was born to George and Louise (Krause) Doehle on August 13, 1922 in Drammen Township, near Lake Benton, Minnesota.  She was baptized on June 24, 1923 and later confirmed at the Untied Methodist Church in Lake Benton.  She was raised on the family farm with her four siblings and attended country school.  She graduated from Lake Benton High School in 1939 and continued to help on the farm.

On October 15, 1940, Laura was united in marriage to Roy A. Miller in Iona, Minnesota.  The couple resided the rest of their life in Lake Benton.  Laura was a homemaker to their three children, Robert, Diana and Thomas.

Roy preceded Laura in death on June 21, 1983.  Following his death Laura remained living at their home.  In May of 2011, she became a resident at the Good Samaritan Village in Pipestone, Minnesota. 

On Saturday, April 28, 2012 Laura died peacefully at the Pipestone County Medical Center in Pipestone at the age of 89 years, eight months and 15 days.

Laura was a member of the United Methodist Church where she sang in the choir and belonged to the United Methodist Women.  She was active for many years with the Town and Country Study Club.  She enjoyed vegetable and flower gardening and sewing.  Laura loved life and was a wonderful mother to her children and a friend to many.

She is lovingly remembered by her three children, Bob Miller and his fiancé Becky of Cushing, MN, Diana Trulock and her husband Roger of Tracy, MN and Tom Miller and his wife Rita of Luverne, MN; 10 grandchildren; 13 great-grandchildren; sister, Phyllis Lyndgaard of Hendricks, MN and other relatives and friends.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Roy; parents, George and Louise Doehle; brother, Walter Doehle; sister, Norma Nielsen; twin sister, Leona Johansen; and her daughter-in-law, Connie Miller.

Memorials are preferred to the United Methodist Church in Lake Benton.