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Dawn Miller

November 30, 2016


December 12, 2016
12:30 PM - 2:30 PM

Nativity Catholic Church

Memorial Mass

December 12, 2016
- 2:30 PM

Nativity Catholic Church


Boulger Funeral Home

Dawn Miller

November 30, 2016


Dawn Catherine (Hansen) Miller, age 82, formerly of Fargo ND and Chicago, IL, passed away peacefully at her home in Scottsdale, AZ on November 30, 2016.

Preceded in death by parents Mae and Ed Nordquist; brother, John Nordquist, all of Chicago, IL. Having shared her life, the following carry forth her memories: beloved husband of 60 years, Dr. Joseph Miller;  children Cathy (Juan) Martinez, Fargo ND; Michael (Lolly), Salt Lake City, UT; John (Michelle), East Bethel MN; Mark (Sharon), Woodbury MN; Mary (Bill) Conati, Gilbert, AZ; grandchildren Michael, Katelyn, Andrew, Natalie & Jeremy.

Dawn was born on April 23, 1934 and raised in Chicago. Dawn made her home in Fargo, ND for many years before retiring to Scottsdale, AZ. Dawn had a special love of Native American culture and art. An avid reader, she was passionate about European history, museums, traveling, cooking, nature (hiking, birding, camping) and the many beautiful years at Blue Lake. A life-long Chicago Cubs fan, her dream to see the Cubbies win a World Series in her lifetime was finally realized! Dawn was very involved in her church and found her greatest joy in her grandchildren.

She wanted the celebration of her life to be colorful.  Visitation at Nativity Catholic Church, Fargo ND from 12:30pm-2:30pm on Monday, December 12, 2016 with a memorial Mass following at 2:30pm. Internment at St. Hedwig’s Cemetery, Holdingford, MN at 3pm December 13, 2016.

In lieu of flowers memorials preferred to: Father Jack Davis Mission, Chimbote, Peru; Prayer Center of Fargo, Southern Poverty Law Center or St Jude’s Children’s Hospital.

Arrangements entrusted to the care of Boulger Funeral Home and Celebration of Life Center, Fargo. To sign the online guestbook, please visit www.boulgerfuneralhome.com.


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6 responses to “Dawn Miller”

  1. Tom Hendricks says:

    I would like to share two wonderful memories I have of Dawn. Shortly after Joe and Dawn were married, I rode with them to Chicago in their new 1953 Chev. Great Trip. In early 1960’s, a friend of mine and myself visited Joe and Dawn in New Orleans. We were in the seminary at the time, on our way to visit Pass Christian Miss. They put us up for a few days and arranged a lemo guided tour of New Orleans. They were just getting started in Joe’s career and I know they did not have that much money. That remains one of my fondest memories in life. Thank you so much Dawn, I will always remember you. Rest in peace.

  2. Teresa (Miller) Massie says:

    To all the Miller Family & Friends,

    I have such fond memories growing up of the time I got spend with Auntie Dawn with our family visits in MN, the cabin, and a couple years ago at Mary’s house and I am grateful for it all! You will be greatly missed by so very many, but you will always be in our hearts! To my Uncle Joe, my cousins Cathy, Mike, John, Mark and especially Mary and all the spouses and grandchildren, All of you will be in my thoughts and prayers! Auntie Dawn, may you be flying high in Heaven with all the Heavenly Angels! Love and prayers, Teresa (Miller) Massie

  3. Eva Henning says:

    Dear family.
    It made me very, very sad to hear about Dawn. I feel with all of you, and I’m so sorry for your loss. As you probably know, Dawns grandmother Dagmar was the sister of my grandmother Gina.

    When we met over the internet two years ago, it was like saying hallo to a good old friend.
    I really enjoyed our friendship, and sharing the family stories and photos with her has been wonderful. I am so happy we met.
    We were both very close to our grandmothers and felt their longing for each other and heard stories from their childhood. They were both very loving persons. And so was Dawn.

    With love to you all,
    cousin Eva from Malmö, Sweden (living in Copenhagen)

  4. Lisa davies says:

    I’m so sorry for your loss. Keeping you and your family in my thoughts and prayers.

  5. Mike Takata says:

    To the Miller family-
    I have so many happy memories of all the times we shared together at Blue Lake. Those are some of the best years & times of my life, I hope yours as well. One of my favorite memories of Mrs. Miller is the look in her eyes & smile she when we were trying to explain we were only hunting fire-flies at night up at Blue Lake. Her smile & look said it all, like “Yeah, right!”
    You’re all in my thoughts, & those of my family.

  6. Richard Waddington (and James and Chris) says:

    We knew Dawn for many years. She was always charming, warm and kind. Our thoughts are with Joe and the rest of the family. The Waddington Family

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