Arthur ‘Harris’ Miller, 92

Arthur Harris Miller, age 92, of Cokato, formerly of Dassel, died Tuesday, April 22, 2014, at Abbott Northwestern Hospital in Minneapolis.

He was born Jan. 3, 1922, in Cokato, to Charles and Ellen Miller. Harris (as he was called) attended Dassel Public Schools.

He served in the US Army from 1942 to 1943.

Harris was united in marriage to Marlyce Abrahamson July 4, 1943, in Washington. They lived in California for a short time. While there, Harris worked in the shipyards.

They moved back to Dassel, where they bought a farm near Spring Lake and shortly after that, bought the farm that they resided at until they entered Cokato Manor.

A lifelong farmer, Harris started farming in the early years with horses. He also worked in the seed corn business for C.J. Peterson, and Payco Seeds.

Harris enjoyed hunting, fishing, watching sports, and polka dancing.

He was a lifelong member of the Gethsemane Lutheran Church in Dassel.

Harris is survived by his 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.

He was preceded in death by his wife, Marlyce; and his parents.

The funeral service took place Friday, April 25 at 11 a.m. at the Gethsemane Lutheran Church in Dassel with the Rev. Steven Olson officiating. Interment followed at the Dassel Community Cemetery.

There was visitation one hour prior to the service at the church.

The Johnson Funeral Home in Dassel handled the arrangements.

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