Evans Funeral Home

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Carrington and New Rockford, North Dakota
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Jean A. Miller

Jean Annetta Miller was called home to our heavenly father on Friday, August 14th. She was 74 years of age.

Jean (Jeanie) was born on July 10th, 1946. The daughter of Emil and Marion (Anderson) Anderson, she grew up in rural Eddy County. As a young girl, Jean attended school in New Rockford, ND. After graduation, Jean attended Valley City State College, graduating in 1965 with a two-year teaching degree.

While in her teens, Jean met the love of her life, Howard Douglas Miller. They were joined in marriage on July 10th, 1966 at Grace Lutheran Church, Sheyenne, ND. They were blessed with three children. Together, they raised their family while farming in Nordmore Township, Foster County.

Throughout her days, Jean lived a true life as God’s servant. She taught PreK and early childhood education in the Carrington area. After raising her family, she was a substitute teacher in Carrington, New Rockford, Kensal, and surrounding communities. Jean also worked for 10+ years at Stop-N-Go, Carrington and 5 years at Dan’s Super-Valu North, Bismarck. Many fond memories were made as Jean led Sunday School and Vacation Bible School at Kvernes Lutheran Church, Luther League Group, and was a 4-H club leader. Conducting Christmas programs at Kvernes was a highlight for her. Jean was a giving person, volunteering many hours as an organist, pianist, and vocalist for community events in the Eddy and Foster County area. She also participated in Nordmore Homemakers group.

Jean enjoyed roller skating, baking, gardening, polka dancing, and playing the accordion. She loved to travel as well as visit with family and friends. Her family, the arts, and her Christian faith were the most important parts of her life.

Jean is survived by her children, Mark Miller, Matt (Emma) Miller all of Carrington and Angela (Jason) Ott of Dickinson; 3 grandchildren, Marcus Miller, Kayla Miller, and Kaleb Ott; a brother, Lawrence Anderson, New Rockford; sister, Stella (Gene) Edwards, Edgeley; many cousins, nieces, nephews, great-nieces and nephews.

She was preceded in death by her parents, Emil and Marion Anderson; her husband of almost 29 years, Howard Miller (June 1995); and sister-in-law Linda Anderson.

 

Visitation will be Sunday, August 30, 2020 from 12:00PM-7:00PM with the family present from 5:00PM-7:00PM followed by a Prayer Service at 7:00PM all at Evans Funeral Home, Carrington.

Funeral Service will be held Monday, August 31, 2020, at 10:30AM at Kvernes Lutheran Church, rural Carrington, ND.

Burial will be at Kvernes Lutheran Cemetery, rural Carrington, ND.

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24 Comments

  1. Deepest Sympathy for the sudden lose of Your Mom, Grandma, Mother-in-law, Aunt, Great Aunt & Sister / Sister-in-law…Atleast she’s resting at peace reunited again with all of those who left us earlier in life….God has a plan all prepared for her as well as us! So don’t think she’s not watching & still trying to guide all of us forever more. You all are in our thoughts and prayers to help ease the pain and sorrow these days ahead will bring….just reflect on all those wonderful memories that we all have, and hold them close to your hearts. Guaranteed she wants a joyful celebration representing the wonderful life she lived. She definitely left her mark in all of our hearts in a very special way. She will never be forgotten!
    Never forget how hard she worked trying to keep us all on the straight and narrow and out of harm’s way…. Her motivation towards successfulness in hard work to be sure the lawn n flowers were near perfect….the house, barn/shops/garages organized n as clean as possible. Her love for pets and dedication caring for all of us aswell as the animals! I don’t recall a single time we ever went hungry or thirsty for any single get together whether it was a Holiday, Birthday Party, Graduations, Weddings, Funerals or just a days work in the field, but honestly any day that ends in “y”…but gosh forbid no swimming or rough house activities until enough time to let our food digest before the fun could start…she never missed a birthday or a chance to throw a party for any of us! She hardly missed an opportunity to show/share her dedication to the Lord and the Church activities whether it was chaperoning youth group trips or singing or playing the organ/piano. None of us will ever regret seeing the amount of determination and ambition she’d put forth to try keeping all of us in line and outta trouble and in school! Whether she was substituting for the class when the teacher was gone or helping/pushing to get homework done making sure we understood what we were supposed too……she was a good teacher and we’ve all learned a great deal from her as she had a great deal of patience for those of us that struggled with life challenges or just sailed smoothly through life/school! She was always supportive of most decisions we’ve all had to make in life whether they were right or wrong! We’ve struggled through and tried learning from mistakes she like to point out or she’d just jump right in the middle whether it was her business or not…. All of her individual characteristics certainly help to make sure we see how she shines brightly in the sky reminding all of us of her presence never to be forgotten! We love you all. And will miss her dearly.

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  2. I’m so sorry to hear of Jean’s passing away. I always visited with her as I work at Dan’s in the Bakery Dept. She was a neat lady!

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  3. Working with Jean as well as having her for a neighbor was an exciting time. She always knew how to keep things moving forward. We are so sorry for your loss and will never forget her. God Bless her extensive family.

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  4. The words that come to mind that describe my Aunt, Jean Miller. She was an incredible, loving, caring, hardworking, determined.

    She always wanted the absolute best for her family and I’m forever grateful for all the memories and special moments that Jean was with us. You will always have a special place in our hearts. You will not be forgotten.

    Some of the our favorite memories that We will always have in our hearts are our Family Gatherings: 4th Of July, Christmas Eve Dinners with church, Easter with the kite flying times along with many other memories!

    We will miss you and love you very much! We will see you again someday!

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  5. I so remember her from high school- so very nice and so pretty- I remember u 2 roller skating at the brown memorial. May u Rest In Peace Jean!

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  6. Jean is my Mother. I have known her for 49 years. Jean to my never gave up anything. She was LOVED by her family, her cousins, Marcus, Kayla & Kaleb. To me Howard & Jean are together in HEAVEN. Our SAVIOR is ALWAYS LOVING everyone, no matter what. Humans are humans. As was JESUS. He never lets anyone get away from the SAVIOR. MOM I LOVE YOU. Mom never gave up on me. After she went through, she is better to be in paradise. Thank you LORD for what you did.

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  7. Our sympathy to Jean’s family, Lawrence’s family, and Stella’s family. Leon and I remember Jean from roller skating in New Rockford and Cathay. May she Rest In Peace.

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  8. Jean accepted me right away to the family as a daughter for about eight years. Matt and I finally tied the knot May 2nd 2020 we were happy that she was able to witness us getting married that was her highlight of her life that day! Also she finally got to kiss Matt on the cheek after so many years she was happy as a lark she was gonna frame that picture. She was happy that I enter in the family.

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  9. I am so sorry to hear about Jean’s passing – My condolences to her children, Lawrence and his family & Stella and her family – May she rest in peace!

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  10. I am so sorry. My dad Jerome and Howard were first cousins. Jean and Howard were favorites of mine. I was blessed to be with Jean and Howard when Howard was hospitalized here in Minneapolis. Sending you all my sympathy and gratitude for lives well lived.

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  11. Jean was a wonderful friend and neighbor to my brother, Merlin Miller. May she rest in peace.

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  12. I’m so sorry to hear about Jeannie but are so pleased to have known her as a cousin! I didn’t get to see her often enough but know that she and Howard are together along with your parents! Such a glorious day they got to celebrate, meeting again! Blessings and prayers to all of you!

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  13. Jeanie and I were like sisters as we were growing up, both in our childhood and in our high school years. Marion always called us “two peas in a pod.” What fond memories I have of spending weeks at a time on the farm, doing chores with Jeanie, and especially hurrying through them on Saturday nights so we could be done in time to go to town and either walk around and around the block, or go roller skating. I’ll never forget the time we had to pick eggs in the chicken coop after cleaning the milkers. We walked into the chicken house and there was a big fat hen clucking loudly – that was the first time I ever saw an egg laid. And believe me, I will never forget the time I fell in the gutter after a cow had just emptied her bladder! So many things that we did together – riding horses – herding turkeys, going after cattle that had gotten out of the fence, bringing lunch to the fields when the men were harvesting and more. Jeanie taught me how to drink coffee – Marion would allow us (as youngsters) to have one cup of coffee in the mornings with our breakfast out of her fiesta ware cups. We thought we were so grown up. I remember our fun times in the living room playing piano and accordian and singing at the top of our lungs. We probably weren’t very good, but we sure had fun. In the winters I remember getting up in the morning and running downstairs quickly to sit on the big furnace register in the floor to warm up. Many was the morning that we would get dressed standing on that big register. Unfortunately, these last years we didn’t get together as often as we should have. I guess that happens. Life makes you go different directions and you’re busy with your family. I just wish I had one more chance to tell her how much fun we had together and how much I loved her. Rest in peace, my dear cousin.

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  14. I had the privilege of getting to know Jean as a friend and a co-worker at Dan’s in Bismarck. We would sit on break or she would stop by the service meat case and we would talk about her farm, church, and her family. She would ask every day during the Medina High School volleyball and basketball season if my grandkids played the evening before and if they won or lost. After the weekend off she would come back to work on Monday with pictures and clippings from the Carrington newspaper about the MBP Thunder. She was always willing to share her testimony with others as she let the light of Jesus shine thru her. She was truly one of the hardest workers I have ever seen. I am thankful that I was able to know her and my condolences and prayers go out to the family.

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  15. Jean was one of the kindest people I knew .we spent many hours playing together as our parents would visit each others farms..all of us cousins had many fun times together..you are now one of God’s angels..

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  16. God Bless Jean’s memory. May she Rest In Peace and may God wrap his arms around her family and comfort them as they deal with her loss.

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  17. My thoughts and prayers go out to Mrs. Miller’s family! The class of 2010 KHS LOVED when she would substitute! In grade school we always talked her into taking the recess duty! (she let us have more fun!) Even after high-school she always remembered who we were and was sure to ask how we were doing. I will miss our encounters and mostly her wonderful smile!

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  18. Sending our deepest sympathies to the Miller family. May your wonderful memories of Jean help you during this difficult time.

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  19. What an incredible lady. She was hard working and loved her family fiercely. But above all she loved the Lord. You will be in our thoughts and prayers at this difficult time. Hang on to the memories and never forget all she taught you. You were all so very very loved by her. Ray and Peggy Biel

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  20. We are so saddened by your loss. Jean sang at our wedding and Howard was our best man. We have good memories of our dating days and the blessings of families that followed. May the Spirit of God lift you up, keep you strong, and sustain you in His peace.

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  21. Aunt Jeanie will be greatly missed by all that knew her. She has always had such a thoughtful, caring and generous heart towards everyone she knew, no matter how she knew them and how well she knew them throughout her life. We will forever treasure the many memories that we have all had the opportunity to make with her. She certainly has been the super glue that tried it’s best to hold the extended Anderson family together throughout her wonderful life. Rest In Peace Aunt Jeanie, we know we have one more guardian angel watching over all of us from the magnificent heaven above 💜😇💜

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  22. Oh, how we will miss Jean! She made our church services come alive with her music. Her love and concern that children be taught about the Christ in Sunday School was endless. Her love for all of her family and friends knew no bounds. I pray for deep peace as you travel this road of grief and for confidence that Christ will see you all through each and every step of the way.

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  23. Thank you for live streaming Jeans funeral for those of us who couldn’t
    be there in person today, Know my heart was with you. Praying God will
    give you all the strength you need in the days ahead. Share your memories.
    God Bless you.

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  24. I was so saddened to read of Jeans passing. I was her and Marks neighbor in Bismarck. My prayers are with you all, but especially you Mark. You were so happy being together. I have missed you since you left. I just had such a strange feeling seeing all your things outside your apartment gone. You will be in my prayers. She was a very special lady. God be with you all.

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