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Arthur Miller

April 12, 1935 — October 14, 2021

Arthur “Art” Eugene Miller, 86 of Truman, MN met peace with his Lord and Savior Jesus Christ on Thursday morning, October 14, 2021 at the Mayo Clinic Health System in Mankato after a brief battle with COVID-19. Visitation will be one hour prior to the service. Memorial service will be Tuesday, October 19, 2021 at 1 PM, at the Evangelical Covenant Church in Fairmont with interment to follow in Welcome City Cemetery. In light of the COVID Pandemic, masks will be required for the entirety of the event. Zaharia Family Funeral Home in Truman is entrusted with arrangements. www.ZahariaFamilyFuneral.com

                Art was born April 12, 1935 on the family farm outside of North English, Iowa to Melvin and Helen Miller.  He grew up in Iowa and completed his education there. He graduated high school in Des Moines, Iowa and served in the US Marine Corps. In 1956, fate intervened and Art met the love of his life, Bonnie Hunter. After only four dates, he convinced her to marry him and the rest was history. To this union four daughters were born: Cathie, Pam, Carrie, and Liz. Bonnie and Art made their home in towns across Iowa and Minnesota, though mainly called the Fairmont area their home. Art was a salesman by trade and held many different jobs in his life including car sales and store management. He and Bonnie decided to retire to Wabasha, Minnesota and later when Bonnie’s health declined, the two moved to Truman.  Art and Bonnie were passionate about being truly present in life and enjoying every moment. Art diligently and lovingly cared for Bonnie through her battle with Alzheimer’s disease until she passed in November of 2019. Following the love his life’s passing,  Art continued their tradition of being present for all major life events in their family, every ball game, dance recital, Prom march, wedding, concert, graduation, and birthday.

                Art never knew a stranger and was a people person at his core. Family and friends were of the utmost importance. If you were a close enough friend, you became family to him. He loved and accepted all people and truly had a heart of gold. He extended his love and kindness to all who needed it, but especially to his wife, daughters, grandchildren, and other extended family, including many great-grandchildren and eventually great-great-grandchildren. There was nothing he wouldn’t do for his family. He often said “If you need something, all you have to do is ask and if I can do it, it’s done.”. Art spent most of his life, as he said “surrounded by women.” He was always up for a shopping trip with his daughters and grandchildren. Always trendy, he was never seen without his fanny pack. Christmas shopping in particular brought him joy. He had a quick wit and enjoyed sharing his humor with many friends on Facebook. His legacy of love and the strong family unit he created will live long after him. He lived a long life, but his absence will be felt by all who knew and loved him for even longer.

                He is survived by his daughters, Cathie (Kevin) Krueger of North Mankato, MN, Pam Schulz (Tom Harig) of Fergus Falls, MN, Carolyne Mason of Las Vegas, NV and Liz (Chris) Dawkins of North Mankato; siblings, Gary (Darlene) Miller, and Albert Miller; grandchildren’ Melissa (Chuck) Petersen, Joshua (Rachael) Miller, Andria (Keith) Moran, Megan Stevensen, Jacob Mason, Amber Mason, Samantha (Justin) Phillis, and Cynthia (Nick Smith) Strauser; 19 great-grandchildren; two great-great-grandchildren as well as countless other relatives and friends.

In addition to being reunited with his bride of 63 years, Bonnie Miller; Art was preceded in death by his parents, Melvin and Helen Miller; siblings, Shirley Sahuaqui, Rose Scalise, Daniel Miller, Sam Miller, and Frank Sly; son-in-law Dan Mason; great-granddaughter Amelia Phillis, best friends Doug Beisell, Vernon Olson and Phil Johnson, and many other treasured relatives and friends.

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Visitation

Tuesday, October 19, 2021

12:00 - 1:00pm (Central time)

Evangelical Covenant Church

, Fairmont, MN 56031

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Memorial Service

Tuesday, October 19, 2021

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Evangelical Covenant Church

, Fairmont, MN 56031

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