Peggy Miller

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Peggy Sue Miller, 58 passed away peacefully at home in Moorhead MN, on Friday March 8, 2019. Following complications from an unexpected illness, surround by her family. She was the first of three children born to Alfred and Judith (Simonson) Miller. She was born in Hankinson ND, at St. Gerard’s Hospital on July 9th, 1960. Baptized March 5th, 1961 and confirmed at Immanuel Lutheran Church in Hankinson. She attended and graduated in 1978 from Hankinson Public School. After graduation she went on to further her education and graduate with an associate degree in Graphic Arts, from the State College of Science in Wahpeton, ND. But that wasn't enough for Peg, she moved to Moorhead MN where she made her home, and worked her way through College receiving a Bachelor of Science degree in Mass Communications from Moorhead State University in May of 1995. Peg worked various jobs through college, before taking a permanent position at the Fargo Forum in the Creative Department where she was employed for 23 years until her health issues kept her from continuing. She loved spending time at home in her garden then canning what she raised especially those pickles which she ended up giving away to friends that loved them, raised Blue Mason Bees, grew grapes to make wine but the birds seem to enjoy them more, loved butterflies, even planted milkweed for them. She had a love for animals especially her little black dog Chewy, (her little man about town). Then there were those visors she had on in every color and shade you could imagine. She is survived by her life partner Julie Stoller of 27 years Moorhead MN, her mother Judith (Wayne) Hockert, Brandon MN, a sister Jody (Michael) Taxdahl, Hankinson, ND, nephew Tyler Taxdahl, West Fargo ND, niece Danielle Miller, Fargo ND, uncle Harlan (Roz) Daman, cousins, Julie (Marty) Abel, Michelle (Brian) Gunderson, Judy (James) Hennessy, and James (Min) Trittin. Julie's family Gevene Stoller (Julie's Mother), siblings Kathy, Mary Bob, and Emily. She is preceded in death by her father, Alfred Miller, sister, Jacklyn Miller, her maternal and paternal grandparents; aunt's, Sandra Daman and Delores Trittin, and her cousin Lori Widlund. A Celebration of Life Gathering will take place in the spring. On behalf of the family of Peg we would like to thank those at Sanford Medical Center that helped in caring for Peg and those from Hospice of the Red River Valley, for all your kindness it's very much appreciated. Peg was very loved by Julie, was by her side every day for the past 7 months and will be hugely missed by her. Pegs love for life, sense of humor were unmatchable and be missed by so many.

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  1. Love you, Peg! Thanks for all the talks and sharing your rendition of John Belushi’s Samurai, when life got me down. Fly high my friend.

    Julie, we are so sorry for your loss, your in our prayers.

    Jeannie and Dean

  2. So sorry, all of you for your loss. If there is anything you need. Please let us know! Much love from the Gylsens’

  3. So sorry to see this. I really enjoyed working with Peg at The Forum. She had the best sense of humor. I will always remember her smile. Kinda mischievous at times. 🙂 My deepest sympathies.

  4. Please accept my heart-felt condolences.

    I had the honor to know and work with Peg at The Forum for many, many years. I always admired Peg for her commitment and hard work to make the product the best it could be. I am a better person for having known her and I will miss her.

    It’s been years since I had the enjoyment of her world-famous pickles. She made the best I ever had.

    May happy memories fortify and sustain her loved ones through this difficult time.

  5. I had the privilege of working with Peg at The Forum for many many years. I worked in Classifieds and Peg created a lot of our classified ads that were printed. She was a very hard-working and dedicated employee and always went the extra mile to help us get our ads in print. She was so fun to chit chat with and get to know. I am so very glad to of known this fine person and since my retirement I visited with her on the phone a couple times. I do so miss seeing her and her smiling face. My sympathies to Peg’s family. RIP dear friend. 🙏🏻

  6. I am so sorry for your loss. Sending prayers to her family. We had a few good times in Hankinson – she will be missed.

  7. Prayers to all, I am a co worker and friend of Julie’s. My heart goes out to the loss of Julie. It has been a fight and now is time for peace for Peg. Gods speed!

  8. I am so sorry for your loss Julie, I have had the pleasure of being your neighbor for 11yrs now, May she be at peace, and may you live in all the great memories you have shared.

  9. Peg you left to soon. Boy we had some times will always see ya in my minds eye. Couldn’t have had a better person to teach me about snow! I’ll always love you. Julie my thoughts are with you stay strong.

  10. Dear family of Peg,
    I am so very sorry for your loss. Peg was a wonderful woman and always so thoughtful and strong. It was an honor to care for her. I miss her.

    Katie Hall

  11. I’m at a loss for words…..I was so stunned to hear that Peggy passed away. My condolences to all of her loved ones. Peggy will live on in my heart forever and ever!

  12. I’m so sorry to hear about Peggy. She was so fun to be around. I’ve known her for many years through out my life and our family’s life she fit in like a glove. Special lady and will be missed! Kim Bossart Lorenzen

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