Rolland “Rollie” Matthew Miller, age 81, of Glencoe, was promoted to glory Thursday, March 27, 2014, at Park View Care Center in Buffalo.
He was born Aug. 31, 1932, in Orono, to Carl and Ruth (Lotsberg) Miller, the third of seven children.
Rolland graduated from Mound High School in 1950, and soon after, enlisted in the Air Force, where he served four years at F.E. Warren Air Force Base in Cheyenne, WY.
Rolland married Twila Peterson March 22, 1954, and their marriage was blessed with six children in six years! Rollie and Twila started quite a legacy with 17 grandchildren, Dan, Mandy, Leanne, Rachel, Becky, David, Ross, Roxanne, Rosie, John, Matthew, Caity, Karly and Billy; and 23 (plus one on the way) great-grandchildren, all of whom loved their “Papa” very much.
Rollie tried his hand at many occupations, from selling insurance to doing all kinds of carpentry work. He finally retired after more than 20 years of working as an irrigation ditch rider in Fort Collins, CO.
But his calling was to be a Christian minister. He touched so many, many lives through the ministry, and married many couples, including some of his own children and grandchildren. His faith in God spoke volumes to all who had the pleasure of knowing him. Through faith, testimony and outreach to “the least of these,” God used Rolland as His instrument, and many people were brought to faith in God by their work together.
Rollie is survived by his children: Kathleen Rumsey of Buffalo, Robert (Peggy) Miller of Bullhead City, AZ, Rolland Matthew Miller Jr. of Glencoe, Edgar (Teresa) Miller of Akron, CO, and Jeannine (Sadat) Miller of Brush, CO; his sisters, Marilyn (Dick) Tompkins of Montrose, Carolyn Gullings of Elk River, and Charlotte (Mike) Ameli of Apple Valley; as well as his beloved grandchildren, great-grandchildren, nieces, nephews, and many friends.
He was preceded in death by his beautiful bride of 60 years, Twila Miller; their son, John; his mother and father; his brothers, Myron, Roger, and Karl; his daughter-in-law, Virginia; and his son-in-law, Doug.
Funeral services took place Tuesday, April 1 at Buffalo Covenant Church.
Arrangements were made by Peterson Chapel of Buffalo.