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.