Bona Dea Miller

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Bona Dea “Bonnie” Ruth Holman Miller, age 93 of Fargo, North Dakota, died April 8, 2016 in Moorhead, Minnesota surrounded by her loving family, and assisted by Eventide Senior Living and Hospice of the Red River Valley. Bona Dea was born on March 5, 1923, in Barron, Wisconsin to Anne Elizabeth and Willard William Holman. She Graduated from Fargo Central High School in 1941. Bonnie then graduated with an R.N. degree from Saint John’s School of Nursing in 1944. She married Richard Dwight Miller on December 22, 1945 in Fargo, North Dakota. Bonnie was a Navy wife, and lived in Florida, Michigan, and California before returning to Fargo in 1963. Upon returning to Fargo, Bonnie resumed her nursing career and worked as a Nurse at the Fargo Nursing Home until her retirement. Bonnie was a member of the choir at Gethsemane Episcopal Cathedral, and a friend of Lois W. and was involved in various other charitable organizations. She loved singing, dancing, and theatre, and was a member of the Silver Follies Theatre Group and Altrusa for many years. She loved collecting antiques, and had an impressive collection of antique dolls and silver serving pieces. Survivors include her children, Laurie Miller Kirschner (William) of Fargo; William John Miller (Marjean) of Wyndemere, ND; Four grandchildren, Becki Breyer Anderson (David) of Lonsdale, MN; Beryl Miller Kirschner (Ruth Sierra) of Fargo, Michael Miller of Alaska; and Kelsey Miller of Kawaii,Hawaii; and three great grandchildren, Marissa, Reagan and Lauren Anderson; and two great great-grandchildren, Aubrey and Logan; her brothers Michael Holman of Fargo, ND; and Robert Holman (Sharon) of Moorhead, MN; and nephew, Bruce Sawyer, Florida; Scot Holman, Fargo, ND, and Rob (Brenda) Holman, Moorhead, MN; and nieces, Julie Nellermoe (Gary), Fargo, ND; Liz Hardy (Kerry) of Colorado; Marissa Holman Forsgren(Morie) Dilworth, MN; Pamela Samuelson (Les) Fargo, ND ; Ruth Holman, Fargo, ND; Cherie Berg (Dan), Barnesville, MN; Dana Carr (Sioux Falls, SD); Andrea Feigum(Josh), Moorhead, MN. She was preceded in death by her husband, Richard, her parents, Anne Elizabeth and Willard; her sister, Harriet Sawyer; and brothers James and William Holman. Services will be held Monday, April 11, 2016 at 11:00 a.m. at Boulger Funeral Home with lunch and internment to follow at Riverside Cemetery.

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  1. Grandma Bonnie was a sweet, loving, and caring grandmother and person in general. She never missed a birthday; always sending cards and of course always singing us ‘Happy Birthday’ on the answering machine :). She was constantly thinking of others and ever so thoughtful. I will forever miss her homemade fudge and ginger snap cookies that she would send every year for the holidays!

    Grandma Bonnie always had time to talk and shop! She was a wonderful mother-in-law and a good friend.She will forever be in our hearts and we are very grateful to have had her in our lives. Rest in peace Bona Dea, and we hope you are dancing and singing yourself silly up there!

    <3 Kelsey, Michael, and Julie

  2. Bonnie I remember visiting you every year with my sister Julie, and enjoying
    your company and witty sense of humor. You were always sweet and kind to me
    and my boys. I enjoyed meeting you, seeing you, and knowing you! Bless your
    heart grandma Bon Bon! Bigg Huggs to everyone else that is missing you too!
    Love always Jane (Berglund) Croaker🌹🌹🌹

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