Gladys M. Miller, 87

Gladys M. Miller, age 87, of Lester Prairie, passed away Saturday, Sept. 24, 2016, at the Good Samaritan Center in Waconia.

She was born July 15, 1929, in New Germany, the daughter of Fred and Marie (Latzig) Kohls. Gladys was baptized Aug. 4, 1929, at St. Mark Lutheran Church in New Germany by the Rev. Theo Rolf; and confirmed April 18, 1943, at the same church by Rev. Rolf.

Gladys was united in marriage to Roland (“Red”) Miller June 23, 1951, at St. Mark Lutheran Church in New Germany by the Rev. Pfotenhauer.

Gladys taught in the Lester Prairie School District for 38 years, and was a substitute teacher until the age of 86.

She and Red liked to travel to many different destinations around the country. One of Gladys’ favorite things to do was to spend time with her grandchildren and great-grandchildren, teaching them about the outdoors and going to the cabin.

Gladys thoroughly enjoyed family get-togethers, seeing how everybody was doing; and had an appreciation for the Concord Singers, listening to them on a regular basis.

Gladys was preceded in death by her husband, Roland “Red;” son Michael; parents Fred and Marie Kohls; and brother Victor (Violet) Kohls.

She is survived by her loving family; grandchildren Jeff Miller (Alyssa), Jason Miller, all of St. Cloud; great-grandchildren Tiffany Miller-Schroeden, Mika Miller-Schroeden, Tegan Miller, and Quinn Miller; daughter-in-law Kathy Miller-Daiker of St. Cloud; sister-in-law Marion Miller of Minnetonka; and many nieces, nephews, other relatives, and friends.

Funeral services took place Thursday, Sept. 29 at 11 a.m. at St. Paul’s Lutheran Church in Lester Prairie with the Rev. Eric Nelson officiating. Interment followed in the church cemetery.

There was visitation Wednesday, Sept. 28 from 4 to 7:30 p.m. at the church, continuing Thursday one hour prior to the service.

Casket bearers were Craig Kohls, Eric Roepke, Paul Roepke, Nathan Roepke, Doug Stuedeman, and Doug Trittabaugh.

Arrangements were with the Johnson Funeral Home in Waconia; www.johnsonfh.com.

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