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Leona Miller

d. November 22, 2018

Leona Marie Miller 87, died Thursday morning, November 22, 2018, at St. Mark’s Lutheran Home Leona was born December 6, 1930 in Owatonna, MN to John and Leona (Doerr) Haberman. Music was her passion and her piano students were her pride and joy. She taught piano lessons for over 60 years and 3 generations in her communities of Owatonna, Oakland, Austin and surrounding area. She loved her students and their families. She encouraged their success through competition in the Austin Music Guild. She was active in the Catholic Church worship ministries. She was an organist at St. Joseph’s Church in Owatonna, St. Edward’s and St. Augustine’s in Austin. Leona had the privilege playing the organ and the piano as part of many of life’s celebrations including Christmas and Easter services, weddings and funerals. Through her talent and music choices, she could encourage a grieving family, calm a nervous bride and provide the perfect arrangement for any and all celebrations. Leona met Wayne Miller at a Christmas Dance in 1957. Wayne proposed on the following Valentine’s Day and they married on June 21, 1958. Leona was active, along with her husband and family, in their farm community supporting 4-H, FFA, and the WIFE organization. She loved the arts and was frequently in attendance for the Austin Symphony, Austin High School Performing Arts and the Austin Artist Series. She is survived by her four daughters: Susan, Patricia (Bob), Linda, Karen; eight grandchildren: Kristopher, Rachel, Megan, Heather, Zachary, PJ, Sean, and Josh; four great grandchildren: Isla, Hadley, Emilia and Lucille; one sister-in-law Mavis Miller. She was preceded in death by her parents, John and Leona (Doerr) Haberman; her husband, Wayne Miller; son-in-law, Darrell McCall. A Funeral Mass will be celebrated 11 am on Friday, November 30, 2018 at St. Edward's Catholic Church with Father Jim Steffes officiating. Friends may call from 6-8 pm on Thursday at Mayer Funeral Home, and also one hour prior to the service at the church on Friday. Interment will be in Calvary Cemetery.

Service Information


Cemetery

Calvary Cemetery
4th Drive SW
Austin MN 55912


Visitation

Thursday, November 29 2018
6:00 PM - 8:00 PM

Mayer Funeral Home
600 2nd Street NW
Austin MN 55912


Visitation

Friday, November 30 2018
10:00 AM - 11:00 AM

Saint Edwards Catholic Church
2000 Oakland Ave West
Austin MN 55912


Funeral Service

Friday, November 30 2018
11:00 AM

St. Edward's Catholic Church
2000 West Oakland Avenue
Austin MN 55912

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