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William P Miller
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William P Miller

05/25/1927 – 10/05/2020

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10/02/2021 (Burial)


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Dr. William (Bill) P. Miller passed away after a long, well lived life. He was preceded in death by his first wife, Jean Karina Hansen and his brother James Brookner Miller. He will be missed by his wife of over 52 years, Jeanette Marilyn Johnson Miller, a nd children, Janet (Mark) Dahlman, Emily Miller (Jack Kobinsky), Michael Peterson, and John (Cassie) Peterson. He is also survived by six grandchildren: Kristen Peterson, Claire Dahlman, Karla Pakulski, Nathan Kobinsky, Leslie Kobinsky, and Patrick Peterso n, as well four great grandchildren. Bill was born in Ortonville, MN to June Peters Miller and Earl Miller. He earned the Eagle Scout Award, played basketball, football, and was a lifeguard. He enlisted in the army after graduating from high school in the spring of 1945 and was shipped to Ger-many, shortly after VE Day. On his return, he got a job on a cattle farm. Maybe hauling hay and manure motivated him to become part of Hamline University class of 1951. He graduated from University of Minnesota Medica l School in 1954. He practice Family Medicine in Montevideo, MN for 10 years, before joining the Richfield Medical group for 30 years. He was the Chief of Staff of Chippewa Co. Hospital and Fairview Southdale Hospital, as well as the Board of Directors of the Hennepin County Medical Society. Bill had a great love for the outdoors, which he shared with his children. Hayward, WI was where the family’s cabin provided lots of fun hiking, sailing, and skiing. He also loved to travel, having been to all 50 state s, as well as many European trips. After retirement, he and Jeanette spent 20 years of winters photographing and golfing in the Sonoran Desert in Tucson, AZ. In recent years, he read and did crossword puzzles while residing at Friendship Village in Bloomin gton, MN. In lieu of flowers, memorials preferred to support the UMN Medical School Future Physician Scholarship Fund, #21374. Visit or mail your donation to UMF P.O. Box 860266, Minneapolis, MN 55486.

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