Robert ‘Bob’ Miller, 78

Published 9:43 am Tuesday, January 12, 2016

Robert Russell “Bob” Miller was born on Nov. 7, 1937, and died suddenly and unexpectedly from an abdominal aortic aneurysm at St. Mary’s hospital in Rochester, Minnesota, on Sunday, Jan. 10, 2016, surrounded by family.

Robert ‘Bob’ Miller, 78

Robert ‘Bob’ Miller, 78

Bob was born in Austin, Minnesota, to parents Gottlieb J. Miller and Anna Miller Roe. Bob graduated from LeRoy high school. On Aug. 9, 1958, he married Orene Lois Stockdale at the United Lutheran Church in Chester, Iowa. Bob and Orene raised their family of four children in LeRoy. Bob retired from 30 years of employment at IBM in 1992 where he was known as “Cigar” Miller. He enjoyed fishing at Jakes NW Angle, hunting, bowling, and golf. Bob could be found daily making rounds in the golf cart through his woods and also in various town establishments in the late afternoon. He also enjoyed having people around and summertime would find his farmyard full of motorcycles, four-wheelers, campers and friends. Playing sudoku and solitaire in his garage at the table was also a time filler during retirement.

Bob is survived by his children: Stephanie (Mark) Jensen of Osage, Iowa, Thomas (Margaret) Miller of Kasson, Minnesota, Mona (Tim) Geise of Rochester, Minnesota, and Sidney Miller of LeRoy, Minnesota; nine grandchildren: Kyle Jensen, Katie (Matt) Hudek, Samantha Miller, Alex Miller, Jessica (Ben) Bauman, Hillary (Caleb) Schauder, Hannah Geise, Ian Miller, and Aaron Miller; seven great-grandchildren: Cadence, Adaline, Layne, Morgan, Lyla, Nora, and Luther; four sisters: Patsy Henthorne of Minneapolis, Minnesota, Betty Corcoran of Austin, Minnesota, Sally (Bill) Regan of Owatonna, Minnesota, Vicki (Frank) Cotroneo of Minneapolis, Minnesota; and many nieces and nephews.

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He was preceded in death by his father, Gottlieb; mother and step-father, Anna (Ole) Roe; wife, Orene; brother, Richard; and sisters: Sharon and Rose.

A service of remembrance for Robert “Bob” Miller will be held 11 a.m. Thursday, Jan. 14, 2016, at the LeRoy Lutheran Church in LeRoy, Minnesota, with Pastor Herman Bakker officiating. Burial will take place in the LeRoy Lutheran Cemetery. Visitation will be held 4 to 7 p.m. Wednesday, Jan. 13, 2016, at the LeRoy Lutheran Church and will continue one hour prior to the service at the church. Hindt Funeral Home of LeRoy, Minnesota, is in charge of arrangements. Condolences may be left online at