AKKERMAN INGEBRAND FUNERAL HOME- MORA
Marilyn Miller, of Mora, passed away on Saturday, August 10, 2019 at the Gardens at Foley. She was 78 years old.
MEMORIAL SERVICE will be held at 11:00 a.m. on Monday, August 19, 2019 at the Open Arms Church in Grasston with Rev. Gene Sherrod officiating.
MEMORIAL VISITATION will be held one hour prior to the service.
INURNMENT will be at the Oakwood Cemetery in Mora.
Marilyn Marie Miller, of Mora, Minnesota, passed away on August 10, 2019 at the Gardens of Foley surrounded by her family. She was 78 years old.
Marilyn was born on February 20, 1941 in Mora, Minnesota to Merrill and Amelia (Arends) Berg. She was so small she fit in a shoe box. She grew up on the family farm and was the middle child. She shared her chores with her brother, Clayton and sister Barb, yet they still found time for fun on the farm. As a child, Marilyn attended the Lowell Country School north of Mora. Growing up, Marilyn developed a love for music and was given the opportunity to learn the piano and accordion, which she continued to play until she was no longer able. Marilyn also loved to sing.
She was the proud mother of two sons, Jim and Les, whom Marilyn loved dearly, as well as any child in her life. She claimed as her daughter a foster child named Joanie who became an important part of her life.
Any Chance she got, Marilyn loved to travel. A Road trip on the spur of the moment was the way she rolled. She loved to bring along her family and friends. Throughout her life, she lived in Minnesota, Texas, Florida, Utah, and Arizona. She loved family gatherings and volunteering at nursing homes. She even worked as an activities director. Marilyn’s faith was very important to her. She was active in the Assembly of God Church and always attended wherever she lived. Her love of faith guided her to bring children to church with her. She would share the lord and her love with these children.
Marilyn loved and took great care of her parents, her grandchildren, and her great grandchildren. She felt their love in return.
Marilyn was preceded in death by her parents, Merrill and Amelia (Arends) Berg, and her aunt Ione Berg.
She is survived by her brother Clayton (Bonnie) Berg and sister Barb. She is also survived by her children Jim DeVries, Les “Gump” (Janice) DeVries, and Joan Padal. Marilyn was well loved by her grandchildren and great grandchildren Brian, Michael, Clayton, Jennifer, Rachael, Katie, Carson, Kellie, Andrea, Terry, Danielle, Kenneth, Lori, Charles, Ember, Zoe, Owen, Riley, Carley, MaKenzie, Chloe, Madison, Mason, Tori, Spencer, Logan, Kaden, Ethan, Kenzie, and Evelyn. She will be missed by many nieces and nephews as well.
After her passing, the staff at Elmhurst Commons, a group of people who were very special to Marilyn, had the following words to share: “the joy she gave through her smile and her musical talents will never be forgotten by the residents of Elmhurst. Even though her mind was failing, her spirit was strong. Rest in peace, dear Marilyn. With love, Elmhurst.”