Sterling A. Miller, age 78, died May 30, 2002 from complications of surgery. Born during the Depression in Hecla, SD, Dec. 22, 1923, his strong work ethic and commitment to family carried with him throughout his life. He was an avid outdoorsman, loved adventure and challenge and shared this love with all around him. After service to his country, he graduated from Northwestern University and spent 35 years as a top salesman for American Hospital Supply Corp. He lived and raised his family in Edina, MN. He had a strong faith and he loved his Lord and his church, which he served faithfully. He enjoyed his retirement years skiing in Bend, OR and traveling. He was deeply and lovingly devoted to his wife, Joan, to whom he was married for 51 years. In 1995, he was tragically paralyzed in a skiing accident. He had skied 66 days that year! Confined to a wheelchair, he met the many challenges of life, and maintained his independence, with courage and grace. He was loved and respected by all who cared for him, especially at Friendship Village, where he spent his remaining years. He is survived and will be dearly missed by his loving wife, Joan; 4 children; and 10 grandchildren, Steve and Patty Miller, Keith, Scott and Amy of Mound, MN, Tim and Carolyn Miller, Katie and Madeline of Portland, OR, Susan and Greg Melcher, Lauren, Sarah and Sterling of Davis, CA, Debbie and John Garrow, Molly and Abbey of Portland, OR; sister, Nona Johnson of Florida; and brother, Neil Miller of Alabama; and many nieces and nephews. He is preceded in death by his parents, Edward and Grace Miller; and sister, Editha. Visitation will be 5-8 PM Monday (TODAY), June 3rd and Memorial Service will be held at 2 PM on Tuesday, June 4th, both at Colonial Church of Edina, 6200 Colonial Way, Edina, MN 55436. Memorials may be sent to World Vision, c/o Colonial Church, in Memory of Sterling Miller. WERNESS BROTHERS 612-927-8641

Published on June 3, 2002

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