Charles W. Miller
Charlie Miller, age 80 of Kelly Lake peacefully passed away Saturday, December 7, 2019 in his home surrounded by his family. Charlie was born October 13th 1939 in Benedict, MN to Wilber and Agnes (Fallgren) Miller. Following graduation in 1957 from LaPorte High School, Charlie joined the US Navy where he served from 1958 to 1962. In 1966 Charlie married his wife Jean Temple. Charlie was proud to be a 46 year member of the Labor Union 1097 and a member of the Cement Masons since 1972. He worked for Cone Construction for most of his working career. Charlie loved telling stories (often more than once) and was prone to stretching the truth for a laugh. He would brag if he found a bargain and joked that he would use Jeans money if it was full price. He took great pride in his work ethic and would do anything for his family and friends. He had an affinity towards animals often treating the dogs in Kelly Lake to home cooked meals of spaghetti and meatballs.
Charlie was preceded in death by his parents, Wilber and Agnes and his sister, Bev Johnson.
He is survived by his wife Jean, son Jeff “Bink” Miller, sisters, Darlene Kraft, Karen Gilmore, Diane Brady, and numerous nieces nephews and extended relatives and friends. A huge thank you to Gloria Bird for being such a great friend. Charlie’s canine companion Izzy will remain in the loving care of Jean and Bink. Charlie’s family would like to sincerely thank Fairview Hospice, Dr. Wagner, the infusion center at Grand Itasca, Dr. Provodis and their nurses for everything they have done.
A time to share his stories and celebrate his life will be held at 12 noon Saturday December 14, 2019 at Dougherty Funeral Home in Hibbing. Visitation will be held one hour prior to the noon service at the funeral home on Saturday. Honorary Pallbearers are Chuck “Nookerman” Temple, Keith Koslucher, Curt Johnson Dan “Big Dan “ Mulner, Don “Alfred” Mulner, David “Pedro” Mulner, Sarah “Baldy“ Fischer, Megan “Regan” Polcher, Kelsey Polcher and Jack Polcher. Arrangements are with the Dougherty Funeral Home of Hibbing.
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