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Kraig D. Millner, 52, Austin

Published 10:07am Friday, March 22, 2013

Kraig D. Millner, 52, of Austin, Minn., died Monday evening, March 18, 2013.

Kraig Millner
Kraig Millner

Kraig was born Jan. 20, 1961, in Havre, Mont., to Donald and Agnes (Seidel) Millner. He graduated from Havre High School in 1979. After graduation he moved to Williston, N.D., and began working at the local Family Thrift Center, where he met Colleen Soderholm. The two were married on March 12, 1983. They had two sons, Donald and Tracy. In the fall of 1989, he transferred from Williston to Rochester, Minn., where he worked at EconoFoods. Around 1992, he accepted a position with Quality Pork Processors where he worked up until his passing. He moved his family to Austin in June of 1993, where they call home today.

Kraig had a love for sporting events and the outdoors since his childhood. He fished and hunted whenever he had the opportunity. He always looked forward to his yearly October Muskie fishing trip to Spooner, Wis., with his close friends and family. He was an avid fan of his Minnesota teams and always rooted for the underdog. His family was the most important thing to him. He loved watching his sons play sports as they grew from children to adults, and he cared for his wife when she was diagnosed with Huntington’s disease in 2008. He will be missed for his free spirit, sense of humor and kindness. He was preceded in death by his father Donald Kenneth in December 1961.

Survivors include his wife Colleen, of Austin; sons and daughter-in-law, Donald (Rachel) Millner, Austin, and Tracy Millner, Austin; grandson Mathew Anderson; dogs Rudy, Britney and Dexter; mother, Agnes Millner, of Havre; sisters and brothers-in-law, Kim (Danny) Cripps of Havre and Karin (Mike) Kavon of Plentywood, Mont.

Funeral Services will be held at 11 a.m. on Monday, March 25, 2013, at Clasen-Jordan Mortuary with Pastor Tim Smith officiating. Interment will be in the Oakwood Cemetery. Visitation will be at Clasen-Jordan Mortuary on Sunday from 5 to 7 p.m. and for one hour before the service at Clasen-Jordan Mortuary.

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