WILBERT - Mass of Christian Burial for Ronald H. Miller, 73, of Wilbert, Minn., will be 11 a.m. Tuesday, June 18, 2013, at the St. John Vianney Catholic Church in Fairmont. Burial will be held at a later date. Ron passed away Thursday evening, June 13, 2013, at Valley Vue Care Center in Armstrong, Iowa. Visitation will be one hour prior to the time of service beginning at 10 a.m. Tuesday, June 18, 2013, at the St. John Vianney Catholic Church. The Lakeview Funeral Home and Cremation Service of Fairmont is assisting the family with arrangements.
Ron was born Nov. 9, 1939, in Mahaffey, Pa. Ron graduated from Purchase Line High School, Pa., in 1957. He joined the U.S. Navy in June 1957 and worked in a highly classified branch of Navy Secret Intelligence in Hawaii through Oct. 1960. Ron's career includes working at Western Union, selling insurance as a District Manager, farming and being the owner and manager of the Wilbert Store where he was an established Crop Consultant for more than 30 years. On July 7, 1962, Ron was united in marriage to Pat Barr in Washington, D.C. Ron enjoyed hunting, fishing, farming, gardening and spending time with his family. In the 1970s, he founded the Wilbert Whitetail Association. This group of local hunters is still highly active today. Ron is lovingly remembered by his wife, Pat Miller of Wilbert, Minn.; son, Glen Miller, of Ceylon, Minn.; his daughter and son-in-law, Kim and Jim Swatosch of Maple Grove, Minn.; his grandchildren, Lea and Joe; a brother, Ken Miller, as well as many extended family and friends. Ron is predeceased by his parents, George Henry Miller and Glendola Miller; and two sisters, Hazel Long and Velma Kitchen. www.lakeviewfuneralhome.net