Donna Miller, 85, of Staples, passed away on November 12, 2019, at the Lakewood Health System in Staples.
A Celebration of Life for Donna will be held Thurs., Nov. 21 from 5:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. at the Iten Funeral Home in Browerville. A time of sharing will be held at 7:30 p.m.
Burial will take place at the Germania Moran Cemetery at a later date.
Donna was born at home on June 7, 1934, in Lincoln to Fred and Mable (Penn) Smith. She attended school in Motley. She married Carroll Miller on June 23, 1951 in Little Falls. Together they worked on their dairy farm. Donna drove school bus for 25 years, retiring in 1996. The couple enjoyed traveling in retirement, including some fishing trips to Canada. She was also an accomplished bowler. Donna enjoyed watching professional wrestling, completing puzzles and attending her grandchildren’s sporting events.
Donna is survived by her husband, Carroll; nine children, Sherry (Greg) Frisk, Susan (Tim) Duncan, Robert (Diana) Miller, Elaine Case, Ronald (Ignacio Benavides) Miller, Curtis (Sue Tepley) Miller, Duane (Laurie) Miller, Nancy (Craig) Johnson, Brian Miller; one sister, Shirley Griffith; one brother, Larry Wellert; sisters-in-law Juanita Miller and Margie Miller; 27 grandchildren and 44 great-grandchildren.
Donna is preceded in death by her parents; four sisters, Bernice, Jeanette, Kathryn, Jane; two brothers, Frank and Fred.
Arrangements are with the Iten Funeral Home, itenfuneralhome.com.