Robert James Miller Sr.

February 7, 1938 ~ June 26, 2013

Robert J. Miller Sr., 75, Brandon, died unexpectedly, Wednesday, June 26, 2013, at the Avera Heart Hospital in Sioux Falls.

Visitation will begin at 5pm with Scripture Services at 7pm, Friday, June 28, 2013, at Heartland Funeral Home. Family will be present at 6pm. Memorial services will begin at 10:30am, Saturday, June 29, at Risen Savior Catholic Church of Brandon with Fr. Ed Pierce officiating. Inurnment will be at the Brandon Cemetery at a later date.

Robert James Miller Sr. was born February 7, 1938, to James and Elnora (Suhl) Miller in Flandreau, SD. He lived and was educated in the Sioux Falls area while farming and finished school in Brandon until he started working at John Morrell in Sioux Falls. Robert met Doris Underberg and they were married June 6, 1955, in Pipestone, MN. They resided in Brandon and raised their three children, five grandchildren and several dogs. Robert worked for John Morrell for over forty years before he was forced to retire due to health reasons.

Robert was known to be a character and loved to have fun. His passion and pride surrounded his family. Whether it was fishing, camping, or babysitting patrol, Robert was all about memories with his family. They made many weekend trips to Walker’s Point and on their two-week trips annually, in August, to every state in the lower U.S., Robert was all about the fun. He also took a trip with his granddaughters to Mexico that created memories that can’t all be retold. He wasn’t known to be a great cook but he was the king of grilled cheese sandwiches. He reportedly wasn’t the best driver either which led to his one-of-a-kind pickup to having scratches, dents and dings in every corner. Robert also loved to carve wooden figures. Many of his friends and family are recipients of his creations.

Robert will be missed by his wife of 58 years, Doris; three children, Pam (Rob) Thorson, Bob (Tricia) Miller, and Pat (Jim) Anderson, all of Brandon; and five grandchildren, Tyler (Angie) Fuerst, Jacob Thorson, Jenny Thorson, Crystal Anderson, and Jackie (Zane) Sorensen; one sister, Barb (Dick) Limoges, Sioux City, IA and one brother, Richard (Deanne) Miller of Sioux Falls.

Robert was preceded in death by his parents.

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  • Deanna Polzine says:

    I pray the memories of Bob will sustain and comfort all of you during this time of grief. I, too, have fond memories of my once father-in-law that I will always cherish. My thoughts and prayers are with all of you, and with Bob as he continues on this new path of his eternal life.

  • Sheri Rozeboom-Kloes says:

    So sorry to hear of your loved ones death. I pray that God will wrap you in His arms and comfort you in this time of loss.

  • Bruce Anderson says:

    I too, have many fond memories of Bob Sr: His smile was genuine; His jokes were funny; A hard working man who always had time to help others; Boating at Lake Madison; A quiet giant who’d let you know when he had something on his mind; A family man who provided the best and a mentor his grandchildren will cherish. Our thoughts and prayers are with you during this difficult time.

  • Sarah Callies says:

    To Dee and family, my sincere sympathy may your memories give you peace. Thinking of you and your family Sarah Callies

  • larry & Mindee Johnson says:

    Pam & Family: You and your family are in our thoughts and prayers during this most difficult time. Larry & Mindee Johnson & family

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