Bryan Herman Miller, age 58, of Maple Plain, passed away Saturday, Nov. 26, 2016, after a courageous battle with heart disease.
He was born Nov. 3, 1958, in Cloquet, to Glenn and Georgina (Schultz) Miller.
Bryan was a loving son, brother, uncle, and friend to many. His gardens inspired more than a glance, and his dazzling light displays made many smile during the holiday season.
He was a handyman that could fix just about anything, and he built fences with pride.
An avid sports fan, Bryan enjoyed playing golf, fantasy football, and watching the Vikings. He liked to dream and to take a chance with a dollar or two, hoping to win the big one.
Bryan’s greatest source of joy was spending time with his nieces and nephews, spoiling them with treats, and even taking the time to teach them a thing or two. He was a devoted caregiver, especially to his mother.
Bryan liked to tease, often considering himself to be the “youngest” sibling, even though his “twin” brother was 12 years younger.
Bryan was preceded in death by his grandparents; his father Glenn; his sister Janice Ralidak; and niece Justina Anderson.
He is survived by his mother, Georgina; siblings Kathleen Van Liere, Sharon Miller (Ron Ralidak), and Jeff (Michelle) Miller; and nieces and nephews Adam and Alicia Van Liere, Jennifer Miller, and Marissa, Justine, Cody and Cole Miller.
A memorial service took place Thursday, Dec. 1 at 2 p.m. at Our Father’s Lutheran Church in Rockford. There was a gathering of family and friends at the church from 1 to 2 p.m., prior to the service.
Arrangements were with the Iten Funeral Home, Delano.