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Harris Herman MillerThe funeral service for Harris Miller, 96, of Marshall, formerly of Balaton, will be at 11:00 am on Wednesday, January 3, 2018, at Sillerud Lutheran Church in rural Balaton with Pastor Lori VonHoltum officiating. Visitation will be Tuesday, January 2, 2018, at Sillerud Lutheran Church from 4:30-7:00 pm, as well as one hour prior to the service on Wednesday, 10:00-11:00 am. The family will have a private interment at a later date. Harris Herman Miller was born on the family farm in Skandia township, Murray County, on July 20, 1921 to Hilding and Frances (Hedin) Miller. He attended country school through 8th grade and one quarter at the University of Minnesota Ag School in St. Paul. He was baptized, confirmed, married, and a lifelong and active member of Sillerud Lutheran Church, rural Balaton. Harris married Edna Hubbard at Sillerud on October 2, 1948. They farmed on his family farm where they raised four daughters. He loved farming and ran the combine for 79 years. Harris and Edna traveled extensively in the US and several foreign countries. They spent winters in Mesa, Arizona. They moved to Balaton in 1980. Harris died Friday, December 29, 2017 at the Colonial Manor in Balaton. He is survived by his wife of 69 years, Edna; daughters and their spouses Connie and Ron Schwartau of Balaton, Lu and Bernie Miller of Scottsdale, AZ, Joyce and Andy Mundahl of Golden Valley, Jan and Ken Haeg of Edina; four grandchildren Kristian Mundahl, John Harris Mundahl, Danny Haeg, Molly Haeg; sister Marion (and Don) Tate of Hutchinson; and many nieces and nephews. Harris was preceded in death by his parents, Hilding and Frances; five brothers and their spouses Clifford, Glennon and Irene, Vernon and Rosella, LeRoy and Doris, George and Mildred; and two brothers-in-law Ole Hytjan and Herb Graff. Memorials preferred to Sillerud Lutheran Church, Colonial Manor in Balaton, the Balaton Area Historical Society, or Shetek Lutheran Ministries.
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