Robert Leo Miller

July 28, 1929 - November 4, 2019



Robert Leo Miller

Robert Leo “Bob” Miller, age 90, of Andover, MN, formerly of Aberdeen, SD, passed away peacefully on Monday, November 4, 2019.

Bob was born to Anton and Katherine (Wald). He grew up on a farm in Hague, ND. Bob’s first language was German and he did not learn English until he went to school but he never lost his strong German accent. He moved to Aberdeen where he met his wife, Theresa (Fischer) and where they raised their two children. Bob worked many years at Dakota Sash and Door and enjoyed ushering at St. Mary’s Church. Bob was always active, social and in the know. He was a lifelong gardener and enjoyed a good garage sale bargain. You often would hear him whistling while biking, driving his scooter around town or taking his heated golf cart to the YMCA for a workout. He was very social and enjoyed cards, bingo, bowling, dancing and a good conversation. He and Theresa wintered in Florida and Arizona for many wonderful years. In later years they moved to Minnesota to be close to their family. Bob was a loving caretaker of his wife and was extremely proud of his grandchildren and great grandchildren.  His love for his family will endure forever.

Bob is survived by his wife of 60 years, Theresa; son, Gary (Jane), daughter, Charlene Johnson (Ross); grandchildren Brandon (Jenni), Justin (Mirella), Briana, Kayla (Brian) and Elsie; great-granddaughters Sydney, Eden and Morgan; brothers Edmund, Conrad and Dennis; and sisters Mary Volk and Anna Braun. He was preceded in death by his parents, brothers Chester and John and 2 infant brothers and sister Alice Heier.

A Memorial Service will be held at 11:00 a.m. on Tuesday, November 12, 2019 at Schriver’s Memorial Mortuary & Crematory, 414 5th Avenue NW, Aberdeen, SD.  Visitation one hour prior to the service (10:00 – 11:00 a.m.

In lieu of flowers, the family is asking for memorials in Bob’s name to the YMCA of Andover Senior Fund.

Arrangements entrusted to Thurston-DeShaw Funeral Home of Andover, MN (763) 767-7373 and Schriver’s Memorial Mortuary & Crematory, Aberdeen, SD (605) 225-0691

Mass of Christian Burial

Monday, November 11, 2019 at 10:00 a.m.

Visitation starting at 9:00 a.m.

After Mass, lunch will be served in the Social Hall.

Interment in St. Mary’s Cemetery, Aberdeen, SD.


O Loving Father and Savior, send your angels to carry the soul of your servant from this earth to the heavenly place of eternal and everlasting life. Let family and friends who have passed before in faith be reunited in joy with the departed. Forgive any wrongs that have been committed and welcome this beloved spirit into the warm embrace of your unending peace. Amen.