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Richard Miller

December 6, 1942 — April 24, 2023

Fosston, MN

Richard Miller, age 80, of Fosston, MN, passed away on Monday, April 24th, at Altru Hospital in Grand Forks, ND. Funeral services will be held at 3:00 p.m. on Saturday, April 29th, at Thriving Life Church in Erskine with Pastor Jim Binder officiating. Interment will be in Calvary Free Lutheran Cemetery, Fosston. Visitation will be held for one hour prior to the service on Saturday at the church. Arrangements are with Carlin Family Funeral Service of Fosston. Messages of condolence may be sent and live-stream viewed at  

Richard Allen Nordean Miller was born on December 6, 1942 in McIntosh, Minnesota to parents Alvin and Gladyce (Salvhus) Miller. He grew up on a farm in Hill River Township and graduated from Fosston High School in 1960.

Richard was united in marriage to Lynette Johnson on December 16, 1961 at Vernes Lutheran Church in Hill River Township. After their marriage, they lived in Fosston and he worked at Fairway Foods until moving to the cities.

Richard has worked many jobs, but the longest was as a Plant Manager at Control Data in the cities; and evenings were spent working for Witte Trucking. Working for Nortech in Bemidji brought him back north, where he also farmed. After he retired, he worked for Ordean Sundrud at the Dehydration Plant in Trail and Fosston. He also spent time working at the Fosston Radio Station.

What he enjoyed most was farming north of Fosston on his family farm. He retired and moved to Fosston, into the house that his grandfather, Oscar Miller, had built.

Richard went home to be with his Lord and Savior early Monday morning, April 24, 2023 at Altru Hospital in Grand Forks at the age of 80 years.

Survivors include his loving wife of 61 years, Lynette, of Fosston; four children, Tammy Carlson of Trail, MN, Nancy (Jeff) Stewart of Stacy, MN, Allan Miller of Thief River Falls, MN, and Lori (Cory) Carlson of Trail, MN; seven grandchildren, Leah, Kali, and Christopher Carlson, Dakota (Michael) McGrath, David and Shawn Miller, and Ted Carlson; one great grandson, Arthur McGrath; brother-in-law, Nordin Brinkman; sister-in-law, Donna Miller; and many nieces, nephews, and cousins.

He was preceded in death by his parents, Alvin and Gladyce Miller; father and mother-in-law, Clyde and Evelyn Johnson; brother, Roger Miller; sister, Barbara Brinkman; brother-in-law, Tom Kipp; son-in-law, Lonny Carlson; and nephew, Steven Brinkman.

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