Jean M. Miller, age 88, of Cambridge passed away peacefully surrounded by her family on Sunday, March 23, 2008 at Cambridge Health Care Center. Mass of Christian Burial will be held at 11:00 A.M. on Thursday, March 27th at Christ the King Catholic Church in Cambridge with Father James David Hahn as Celebrant. A visitation will be held from 5:00 – 8:00 P.M. on Wednesday, March 26th at Strike Funeral Home – Cambridge Chapel with a prayer service at 7:30 P.M. A visitation will also be held 1 hour prior to the funeral Thursday at the church.Greg and Mary Kuhn assisted with the Mass and Anne McKinney served as Cantor. Dorcie Larson was the organist and Lynn Wedlund was the oboist. Betty Skold provided the eulogy. The readers were Jon Miller and Scott Miller. The petitions were read by Michael Miller. The Gifts were presented by Jon and Jill Miller, Matt Miller and Danielle Schrantz. Honorary pallbearer was Nikki Miller. Pallbearers were Jon and Jill Miller, Matt Miller, Danielle Schrantz, Michael and Missy Miller, Scott Miller, Dan Miller, Joey and Jim Webb and Shelby Sjodin. Interment will be in the church cemetery.
Jean Marie Miller was born September 25, 1919 in Braham, Minnesota to Ted and Marie (Hedlund) Westrom. She was raised in Grasston and Cambridge, graduating from Cambridge High School in 1936. On October 9, 1943 Jean was united in marriage to Odell John “O.J.” Miller in Minneapolis. Following O.J.’s military service in WWII they made their home in Isanti and joined the family business, Isanti Independent Oil. Jean and O.J. were founding members of Christ the King Catholic Church in Cambridge and St. Elizabeth Ann Seton Catholic Church in Isanti. Jean was very active in her parish and she served as organist for many years.
Jean loved playing bridge, reading, and working on crossword puzzles while sipping tea. She was an avid sports fan! She also enjoyed crocheting and made many beautiful treasures for her family and friends. Jean was also an excellent cook.
JeanMiller passed away peacefully surrounded by her family on Sunday, March 23, 2008 at Cambridge Health Care Center at the age of 88 years, 5 months and 27 days. She was preceded in death by her parents, by her husband, O.J., by two sisters, Ruth “Billie” Westrom and Joyce Hilary, and by one granddaughter, Nikki (Sjodin) Miller.
Jean will be lovingly remembered by her three sons; Jack Miller of Isanti, Bill (Marilyn) Miller of Centreville, Virginia, and Steve (Chris) Miller of Cambridge; one daughter, Anne (John) Miller of Forest Lake; one brother, John (Bic) Westrom of Bloomington; one sister, Betty (Bill) Skold of Hopkins; six grandchildren, Joey (Jim) Webb, Dan Miller, Michael (Missy) Miller, Scott Miller, Jon (Jill) Miller, and Matt Miller (fiancé, Danielle Schrantz); four great-grandchildren, Shelby Sjodin, Matt Miller, Sam Miller and Evie Miller; and by many other relatives and friends.