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Wilbert Miller

December 14, 1928 - April 24, 2019

Funeral Service - Monday

April 29, 2019
- 11:00am

Canaan Moravian Church, rural Davenport, North Dakota

Prayer Service - Sunday

April 28, 2019
- 7:00pm

Boulger Funeral Home and Celebration of Life Center, Fargo

Visitation - Sunday

April 28, 2019
5:00pm - 7:00pm

Boulger Funeral Home and Celebration of Life Center, Fargo

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Boulger Funeral Home

Wilbert Miller

December 14, 1928 - April 24, 2019

Obituary

Wilbert Carl Miller went to his heavenly farm on April 24, 2019 surrounded by his family at the Palliative Care Unit at Sanford Hospital in Fargo, ND. He was born December 14, 1928 in Fargo, ND to Willie and Freida (Gohdes) Miller. He grew up on the family farm in Durbin, North Dakota. He graduated from Lincoln High School (Casselton, ND) in 1946.

Wilbert married Sylvia Hanson Colliton on January 31, 1964 at Elim Lutheran Church in Fargo, ND. The couple lived and farmed in the Durbin, ND area until 1997 when they moved to Fargo. Sylvia passed on May 6, 2006 and Wilbert continued to live at Park Avenue Apartments in Fargo until his move to Good Samaritan Home in South Fargo in January 2016. Even after his move to Fargo, Wilbert continued to assist with the farm operation as he was able and loved to mow the lawn at the farmstead. He was a farmer who loved the land but also enjoyed raising beef cattle and baling hay. As Sylvia would always say…. “Wilbert has hay on the brain!”.

Blessed to have shared his life with are his son, Steve (Sharon) Miller, Durbin, ND, and daughter Barbara Dunbar, Fargo, ND; grandchildren Molly Miller, Durbin, ND, P.J. Kvalsten (Andrea) Blooming Prairie, MN and Kirsten (Jacob) Peterson, St. Louis Park, MN. Great grandchildren Jayden Per Kvalsten, Stella Sylvia Kvalsten and Ian John Peterson.

He is preceded in death by his parents, his wife Sylvia B. Miller, sisters Florence Miller, Lucille Discher, Dorothy Larson and Phyllis Habiger, and two brothers Herbert and Floyd.

There will be a celebration of his life on Monday, April 29, 2019 at 11:00 am at Canaan Moravian Church in Davenport, ND. Burial will be at Canaan Moravian Church. A Prayer Service will be on Sunday, April 28th at 7:00pm at Boulger Funeral Home, Fargo, with visitation from 5:00 to 7:00pm.

The family of Wilbert would like to express their deepest thanks to the Sanford ICU team and the Sanford Palliative Care Unit. Hospice of the Red River Valley were also great partners in his care. The wonderful doctors, nurses and chaplains at Sanford were genuinely supportive in so many ways. The family requests memorials to Canaan Moravian Church in Davenport, ND which was the church he loved so much. Following the services, the floral tributes will be donated to Hope Blooms which is a non-profit organization that re-purposes flowers to bring joy to others in various life situations.
Arrangements have been entrusted to the care of Boulger Funeral Home and Celebration of LIfe Center in Fargo. To sign the online guest book, please visit our website at www.boulgerfuneralhome.com

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9 responses to “Wilbert Miller”

  1. Joan (Miller) Kaelberer says:

    My sympathy to you, Barb, and the entire family, for your loss. Losing family leaves an emptiness – fill up with your good memories and love of family and friends. Loving hugs being sent your way!

  2. Carol AND JON Overley says:

    OUR LOSS HERE ON EARTH IS HEAVENS GAIN. SO MANY MEMORIES FOR THE MILLER FAMILY AND ALL THE REST OF US. OUR SYMPATHY TO ALL THE MILLER FAMILY.

  3. Michael Dodge says:

    Steve and family,
    It is with great sorrow that I mourn the loss of Wilbert. He was a good man from whom I learned much about caring for people and the land. I always looked forward to seeing him, and now must look forward to seeing him only at the resurrection.
    Deacon Michael Dodge

  4. Carol Miller says:

    Barb, Steve and family we send our deepest sympathy hearing of Wilbert’s passing. I am so sorry not to be at his passing but my memories of your family and ours has some great memories. God be with all of you as you have our thoughts and prayers. Sincerely, Carol, Kim,Karla,Kari and Chad

  5. John Monilaws says:

    Steve and Family,
    Thoughts and prayers to you all during this difficult time. God Bless the Memory of Wilbert.

  6. Curtis E Jahnke says:

    A good friend and neighbor May God bless Wilbert and Sylvia on their Eternal travels together.

  7. Wayne & Peggy Glemming says:

    Peggy and I were fortunate and honored to know Wilbert as a great friend. Our thoughts and prayers are with you today. RIP Wilbert.

  8. James says:

    My deepest sympathy for your loss. What seems to be a long life is never long enough where our loved ones are concerned. Our Heavenly Father Jehovah feels the same way. That is why He has promised to swallow up death forever and soon end all our suffering. (Rev. 21:3-5; Isa. 25:8) May His promises be a soothing balm for your grieving hearts.

  9. Karla (Miller) McDougal says:

    Steve and Barb I am so very sorry for your loss! My prayers are with you all! 🙏🏻

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