Page — Edna Minna Miller, 83, of Page, died Tuesday, Jan. 10, 2023 at her home near Page.
Visitation was held Monday, Jan. 16, 2023 at Biglin's Mortuary in O'Neill with a prayer service.
Funeral services were held Tuesday, Jan. 17, 2023 at St. Peter Lutheran Church in Orchard. Rev. Ryan Janke officiated.
Burial was in the Grimton Cemetery in rural Walnut.
Memorials may be made to the family for future designation.
Edna was born on Feb. 23, 1939 on a farm north of Winnetoon to William and Lottie (Menger) Kruse. She was baptized in infancy and confirmed in the Lutheran faith at Christ Lutheran Church in Brazile Mills. Edna attended Knox County School District 34 through eighth grade before graduating from Creighton Public High School in 1957.
She attended the National School of Aerodynamics and worked for Trans World Airlines (TWA) in Kansas City for two years before she returned to the Creighton area working as a legal secretary.
On Nov. 12, 1961, Edna married Glen A. Miller at Christ Lutheran Church in Bazile Mills. The couple ranched in rural Star from 1961-1964 where they welcomed their children Kenny and Susan. In 1964, the family moved to a farm in rural Page and two more children were born Gregory and Michelle.
Edna enjoyed general farm life, gardening, birdwatching, quilting, sewing, growing flowers and caring for the animals.
After raising her children, she worked as a local secretary for a few years before transitioning to a home health CNA, which she enjoyed for over 20 years.
Edna was very active in her church, being a member of the St. Peter Lutheran Church, the Ladies Aide, LWML, the Altar Guild and the Lutheran Laymen's League.
Edna is survived by her husband of 61 years Glen Miller of Page; four children Kenny (Dawn) Miller of Manchester, Iowa, Susan (John) Brecht of Port Austin, MI, Gregory Miller of Page and Michelle (Greg) Laska of Orchard; five grandchildren Nick (Alison) Laska, Matt (Kelsey) Laska, Abe (Sydney) Miller, Kristina (Seth Lorton) Laska and Andy (Catie) Miller; five great-grandchildren Emilee and Hailee Laska, Landry and Avery Laska and Alic Miller; two sisters-in-law Berna Dean Slattery of Dixon, MO and Beulah Kruse of Winnetoon; one brother-in-law Lawrence Jensen of Winnetoon; along with many nieces and nephews.
She was preceded in death by her parents; three siblings Wilma (Carl) Suhr, Selma (Robert) Jensen and Bill Kruse; one brother-in-law Earl Slattery; and one sister-in-law Ruth Jensen.
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