Hazel Miller, age 94, of Montevideo passed away Friday, November 29, 2019, at Luther Haven. Funeral services will be held on Friday, December 6, 2019, at 1 p.m. at Trinity Lutheran Church. Visitation will be held one hour prior to the service at the church. Burial will take place at Terrace Lawn Memory Gardens. Wing-Bain Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.
Hazel Alvina Miller was born at home near Big Bend on April 15, 1925, to Oscar and Helga Olson. She was baptized and confirmed at the Big Bend Lutheran Church. She attended Milan Public School and graduated in 1943.
Hazel married Vernon Miller on November 3, 1948, at the Big Bend parsonage. She was first employed at the Milan Bank and later went to work at the Montevideo School District Superintendent's office as a bookkeeper. In later years she moved to the food service department and became affectionally known as the 'Malt Lady' until her retirement in 1990. Hazel was a member of Trinity Lutheran Church, the American Legion Auxiliary, Senior Citizens and also the Minnesota Valley Antique Farm Power Association.
Hazel enjoyed reading, bowling, crafting, cooking and visiting with family and friends. She loved and took pride in her home and family.
Hazel is survived by her sons, Galen (Lisa) Miller of Hill City, SD, Wayne Miller of Chaska; special nephew, Charles (Elizabeth) Jahn of Montevideo; grandchildren, Jessica (Tim) Dauwalter of Cologne, Zuri Miller of Eau Claire, WI, Miranda (Jon) Souba of Chaska, Zachary Miller of St. Charles, MO; special granddaughters, Annelise and Karina Jahn of Montevideo; great grandson, Daniel Souba; as well as extended family and friends.
Preceding her in death were her husband, Vernon; parents, Oscar and Helga; sisters, Martha Blom, Florence Velleckson, Arlene Streed, Rudell Jahn; brothers, Lauris Olson, Verdi Olson, and Dennis Olson.