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Marlyce M. Miller, 87

Marlyce Maxine Miller, age 87, of Cokato, formerly of Dassel, died Sunday, Jan. 12, 2014, at the Cokato Manor.

She was born May 6, 1926, in Cokato, to Helmer and Hildegarde (Jatko) Abrahamson. Marlyce attended the Ojampera Country School, and the Cokato High School. She was confirmed at the Cokato Finnish Apostolic Church.

Marlyce was united in marriage to Arthur Harris Miller July 4, 1943, in Washington. They lived in Washington and California for a short time, before moving to Dassel, where they bought a farm near Spring Lake. Shortly after that, they bought the farm where they resided until they entered the Cokato Manor.

Besides helping out on the family farm, Marlyce also worked as a waitress at the Coffee Cup Café and the Downstairs Café, and as a clerk at the Gayner Hardware Store in Dassel.

Marlyce enjoyed gardening, swimming, dancing, and watching sports.

She was a faithful member of the Gethsemane Lutheran Church in Dassel, and served on various ladies groups throughout her years.

Marlyce is survived by her husband, Harris; sons Darrel (Ruth) of Cokato, and Steven (Pat) of Dassel; four grandsons, Branden (Anna) of Rochester, Jereme of Dassel, Craig (Jessica), and Bo (Stacy), all of Hutchinson; and six great-grandchildren, Lee, Jae, Emily, Riley, Brinley, and Morgan.

She was preceded in death by her parents; and a sister, Vivian Leukuma.

The funeral service took place Thursday, Jan. 16 at 2 p.m. at the Gethsemane Lutheran Church in Dassel with the Rev. Steven Olson officiating. Interment followed the service at the Dassel Community Cemetery.

There was visitation one hour prior to the service at the Gethsemane Lutheran Church in Dassel.

The Johnson Funeral Home in Dassel handled the funeral arrangements.

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