Gordon Dean Miller, beloved husband, father and friend, passed away on 11 April 2019 at Prairie Senior Cottages in New Richland. He was the husband of Bethel Luverne (Born) Miller. They would have celebrated 57 years of marriage on 5 May.
Gordon was born on 16 November 1932 to Clara Lena (Trasamar) and Harry William Miller in Buffalo Center, Iowa. His family moved around Southern Minnesota and Northern Iowa before moving to Manchester, Minnesota.
After graduating high school, Gordon enlisted in the U.S. Navy. He often told the story of receiving draft paperwork from the Army while he was in boot camp. He served aboard the USS Oriskany (CV-34) during the Korean War.
He married Bethel and they settled in Albert Lea, Minnesota where he took a job at Wilson Foods. When he wasn’t working, he could be found tending his garden or taking care of the lawn. He loved eating the vegetables from his garden or giving away the vegetables he couldn’t eat. It was always fruits and vegetables in the garden as he was sure that flowers were a wasted effort. Vacations were spent hunting and fishing. He preferred Walleye, but wouldn’t turn down a nice Northern Pike or Crappie. He also enjoyed hunting pheasant and deer.
He was preceded in death by his parents Harry William Miller and Clara Lena (Trasamar) Miller, his siblings Vincent “Bud” Eugene Miller, Marlene Mae Tufvander, Edward Earnest Miller, Donald LeRoy Miller, Barry Allan Miller, Sheila La Faye Miller and his favorite hunting partner, his dog, Shadow.
Gordon is survived by his wife Bethel of Albert Lea, MN, his daughter Lisa (Gregory) Guiza of Lake Stevens, WA, his son Jeffrey (Elizabeth) Miller of Albuquerque, NM, his grandchildren Gabriel Guiza, Danielle Guiza, Zachary Guiza, Colin Miller and numerous nieces, nephews, grand nieces and nephews and great-grand nieces and nephews.
Services to be announced.