The Free Press, Mankato, MN


June 24, 2013

Eugene P. Miller

—   Eugene P. Miller, age 91, a lifelong farmer in Blooming Grove Township, Waseca County, passed away peacefully on Monday, June 24, 2013 at his home.

 Mass of Christian Burial will be held on Wednesday, June 26, 2013, at 1:00 p.m. at the Church of the Sacred Heart in Waseca, MN, with Father Martin Schaefer, officiating.  Interment will be held at the Calvary Cemetery in Waseca, MN.

 Visitation will be held at the Church of the Sacred Heart on Wednesday from 10:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m.

 Arrangements are being completed by the McRaith Funeral Home & Crematory of Waseca.

 Eugene Peter Miller was born on September 9, 1921, in Blooming Grove Township, Waseca County, the fourth son of Peter J. and Edith (Stangler) Miller.  He grew up on the family farm working with his parents and siblings. Gene was very proud of this heritage. He attended the small country school near their family farm, and graduated from Sacred Heart Catholic High School with the class of 1939. On May 25, 1943, Gene was united in marriage to Mary Catherine Sexton at the St. Ann Catholic Church in Janesville, MN.  They made their home on the Miller family farm in Blooming Grove Township, Waseca County, where they raised crops and beef cattle for over sixty years.  Over the years, Gene served on the board of the National Catholic Rural Life Conference, Waseca County Park Board and the Soil and Water Conservation Board.  He was also an active member of the Church of the Sacred Heart, the Knights of Columbus of Waseca and other social justice groups.  He loved the outdoors and taught his daughters how to hunt and to drive tractors. Gene also enjoyed teaching firearm safety classes, flying small planes, and other activities.

 He is survived by his wife, Mary, of rural Waseca; his four daughters, Karen (Dick) Roessler, Karel (Rollie) Norton, Sue (Jerome) Stangler and Margaret (Gene) Gregor, all of rural Waseca; his twenty six grandchildren and twenty three great grandchildren; his sister, Sister Iria Miller, OSF of Assisi Heights in Rochester, MN, and many nieces, nephews, other relatives and friends.

  He was preceded in death by his parents; three brothers and one sister; one grandson; five sisters-in-law and one brother-in-law.  

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