April 29, 2019
April 28, 2019
April 28, 2019
5:00pm - 7:00pm
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