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Floyd Miller

November 13, 1934 ~ March 15, 2019 (age 84)

The memorial service for Floyd Miller, of Donnelly, Minnesota will be held on Friday, March 22, 2019, at 2:00 p.m. at the Bethlehem Lutheran Church in Herman, Minnesota, with Reverend Carl Berner officiating. Visitation will be on Thursday, from 5 to 7 p.m. at the Pedersen Funeral Home in Morris, Minnesota, and Friday, one hour prior to services at the church. Burial will be at the Vinger Cemetery, near Donnelly at a later date.

Floyd Milford Miller, son of Reinhart and Mildred (Gulbrandson) Miller was born on November 13, 1934, on the family farm in Grant County. He attended country school and graduated from Herman High School in 1954. After his schooling, Floyd began farming with his family. In 1965, Floyd made a change and moved to Minneapolis, Minnesota; where he worked as a machinist for Dalton Gear Company. It was in Minneapolis, he met Joan Skoglund of Miltona, Minnesota. The couple was united in marriage on September 14, 1968, at the Spruce Hill Lutheran Church in Douglas County, Minnesota. They made their home in Minneapolis until 1974, when they purchased a farm near Donnelly. It was on the farm they raised their two boys Andy and Matt. Farming and milking cows until 1993, Floyd returned to be a machinist, working for Ron Carlson Machine in Benson, Minnesota. Retiring in 2000, Floyd and Joan built a home in Donnelly. Shortly after, Floyd realized he enjoyed working too much, and returned to farming, helping on the Jerry Bryson Farm until 2018.

Floyd was an active member of the Bethlehem Lutheran Church in Herman, holding many positions at the church over the years. He was a member of the Rendsville Township Board for several years. Floyd will be remembered for being a devout Christian, a humble and kind man, with a passion for his work. He loved his family and living a simple life.

Floyd died on Friday, March 15, 2019, surrounded by his family and minister, at the Knute Nelson Care Center in Alexandria, Minnesota. He was 84 years old.

Surviving Floyd are his wife of 50 years: Joan Miller, Donnelly; two sons: Andy (Maureen) Miller, Carlos, MN, and Matt Miller, Glenwood, MN; two grandsons: Carson and Parker Miller, Carlos, MN; one brother: Gene (Sharon) Miller, Donnelly, MN; one sister: Connie Hoppe, Brandon, MN; and one brother-in-law: Keith (Dawn) Skoglund, Shakopee, MN. Floyd was preceded in death by his parents, and two brothers-in-law: Ron Skoglund and Herb Hoppe.

Pedersen Funeral Home in Morris is in charge of the funeral arrangements. An online guest book can be signed at

Floyd's Memorial Folder
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