Donna Miller, 85, of Staples, passed away on November 12, 2019, at the Lakewood Health System in Staples. A Celebration of Life for Donna will be held on Thursday, November 21, 2019, 5:00 – 8:00 p.m., at the Iten Funeral Home in Browerville with a time of sharing at 7:30 p.m. Burial will take place at the Germania Moran Cemetery at a later date.
Donna was born at home on June 7, 1934, in Lincoln, MN to Fred & Mable (Penn) Smith. She attended school in Motley and on June 23, 1951, she married Carroll Miller in Little Falls. Together they worked on their dairy farm. Donna drove school bus for 25 years, retiring in 1996. Donna and Carroll enjoyed traveling in retirement, including some fishing trips to Canada. She was also an accomplished bowler. Donna enjoyed watching professional wrestling, puzzles and attending her grandkids sporting events.
Donna is survived by her husband Carroll; children: Sherry (Greg) Frisk, Susan (Tim) Duncan, Robert (Diana) Miller, Elaine Case, Ronald (Ignacio Benavides) Miller, Curtis (Sue Tepley) Miller, Duane (Laurie) Miller, Nancy (Craig) Johnson, Brian Miller; siblings: Shirley Griffith and Larry Wellert, sisters-in-law Juanita Miller, Margie Miller; 27 grandchildren and 44 great grandchildren.
Donna is preceded in death by her parents; siblings: Bernice, Jeanette, Kathryn, Jane, Frank and Fred.
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