July 2, 1919-June 13, 2012
RUSSELL - Celebration of life services for Ruby E. Miller, 92, of Marshall, formerly of Russell, will be 10:30 a.m. Saturday at Grace First Parish. Visitation will be from 6-8 p.m. with an 8 p.m. prayer service Friday at Hamilton Funeral Home. Visitation will continue at the church Saturday, one hour prior to the service. Burial will be in the Russell City Cemetery.
She passed away Wednesday, June 13, 2012, at Minneota Manor.
Ruby Esther was born July 2, 1919, in Coon Creek Township, Lyon County, to August and Clara (Foss) Pochardt.
She was baptized and confirmed at Zion Evangelical Lutheran Church in Island Lake Township. Ruby attended school at rural District 66 through her eighth grade year and then went on to Russell High School graduating in 1937. She did housekeeping for many women in the Russell community and then began waitressing at Shorty and Jeane Greve's restaurant, where she met Wilbur "Bud" Miller.
On Feb. 20, 1941, Ruby was united in marriage to Bud at the Presbyterian Parsonage in Marshall. They began farming east of Russell where their two sons were born, Charles in 1942 and Elwood "Woody" in 1947. In March 1958 they moved to a farm south of Russell in Rock Lake Township and then moved to Iona where they had a business for 9 years. They moved back to Russell in 1977. Ruby worked at Ike and Flossie Hanson's Caf until she retired in July of 1981. Bud passed away in April of 1996. Ruby moved to Boulder Estates in Marshall in 2003.
She is survived by her two sons, Charles (and Lesley) of Cokato and Woody (and Sanndy) of Minneota; three grandchildren, Cary (and Jodi) Miller, Lori (and Kevin) Meyer and Spencer (and Peggy) Miller; nine great-grandchildren, Zach Dorweiler, Kayla Miller, Jordin Miller, Brady Miller, Brad Edwards, Natalie Edwards, Olivia Edwards, Nathan Meyer and Madison Meyer; two step grandchildren, Mike (and Joy) Knauss and Fahey (and Dave) Canedy; and two step great grandchildren, Autry and Berkeley Canedy.
She was preceded in death by her parents; four brothers, Ralph, Merritt, Donald and Eldred; and three sisters, Lillian, Berniece and Doris.
The love of her life was doing things with and for her family. Her other enjoyments were baking (especially chocolate chip cookies and banana bread), bowling, golfing, following the Minnesota Twins and Vikings, playing cards and walking.
Ruby was a faithful member of Grace First Parish at the time of her death.
Blessed be the Memory of Ruby Miller.
Hamilton Funeral Home