Myrtle Rosella <I>Fink</I> Miller

Myrtle Rosella Fink Miller

Rose Creek, Mower County, Minnesota, USA
Death 1 Nov 2015 (aged 88)
Austin, Mower County, Minnesota, USA
Burial Austin, Mower County, Minnesota, USA
Memorial ID 181646228 · View Source
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Obituary for Myrtle Rosella Miller (Tesdahl) Mayer Funeral Home

Myrtle Rosella Miller (Tesdahl), 88, of Austin, died Sunday, November 1, 2015 at her home.

Myrtle was born in Rose Creek on March 23, 1927 to John and Kathryn (Mullenbach) Fink. She grew up in the Rose Creek area. After her father died when she was only 14, Myrtle and the rest of her family moved to Austin. Myrtle married Donald Orlean Miller on February 15, 1944. To this union, nine children were born. She was a homemaker that loved raising her family. Donald died on June 28, 1968. On June 5, 1976, Myrtle married Newman Tesdahl. To this union, Newman brought two sons into the family. Newman died on September 2, 2002.

Family and faith was always important to Myrtle. She was a member of St. Augustine Catholic Church and she volunteered in whatever capacity she could. When Donald died, she remained steadfast with her family and faith.

Myrtle loved family gatherings, spending with her grandchildren and great-grandchildren and her sisters, polka, country and gospel music, lutefisk, cooking. Most of all, Myrtle was a caregiver for her entire life and had a big heart.

Myrtle is survived by her children, Donald “Butch” Miller of Austin, Gary (Terri) Miller of Rockwell, IA, Diane LaRocco of Tacoma, WA, Debbie Adams of Portland, OR, John Miller of Austin, David (Linda) Miller of London, MN, Steven Miller of Austin, Bradley Miller of Austin; step-sons, Robert (Dorothy) Tesdahl of Marion, IA, Randy (Peggy) Tesdahl of Elk River, MN; daughter-in-law, Lynn Miller of Austin; many grandchildren, great-grandchildren, great-great-grandchildren, nieces and nephews.

Myrtle is preceded in death by her parents; husband Donald, husband, Newman; son, William Miller, grandson, Jeremy James Miller; son-in-law, John LaRocco; sisters, Dorothy, Donna, Mildred, Kathy and Margaret.

A Funeral Mass will be at 12:00 noon on Friday, November 6, 2015 at St. Augustine Catholic Church with Father Jim Steffes officiating. Visitation will be an hour prior to the funeral at the church. Burial will follow at Calvary Cemetery.


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