Miller, Russell “Russ” 52

Russell “Russ” Neil Miller, age 52, of Howard Lake, passed away in his sleep early May 22nd, 2023 at Abbott Hospital in Minneapolis. Russ was born on January 29th, 1971 at Buffalo Hospital in Buffalo, MN; son of Rodney and Katherine (Schibonski) Miller. Russ and Beverly (Heimerl) Miller were joined in marriage on October 12th, 1991 at Holy Trinity Catholic Church in Winsted, MN. They were blessed with 31 years of marriage. Russ was a proud dairy farmer who started Dutch Lake Dairy with the support of his loving wife. He was dedicated to his cows and to his fields. When Russ was not tending to his animals, he loved to fish, hunt, and be with his family.
On Thursday evening, April 27th, Russ suffered from a brain aneurysm that led to a stroke. He was seen at Buffalo Emergency Room and then transferred to an Intensive Care Neurology Unit at Abbott Hospital in Minneapolis.
Above all things, Russ was a family man. He was devoted to his wife, children, and to his faith in our Lord. When there was free time, Russ spent every moment he could outside enjoying the Lord’s creation. On weekends, the family got together to enjoy beers on the deck, campfires, and brewery hopping. The whole family was competitive and loved to throw bean bags, play cards, and roll dice. Russ found joy being with his family and he will be dearly missed.
He is survived by his loving family: wife, Beverly; children, Tyler (Kelli), Abigail (Adam) Fischer, and Maggie (fiancé: Andrew Krause); granddaughter, Marcella; parents, Rodney and Katherine; and siblings, Greg (Nancy), Pam (Dean) Zierden, Sandi (Dan) Pomije, and Brad (Jill) Father-in-law, Dennis Heimerl; Sisters and brothers-in-law, Rose Heimerl; Ryan (Angie) Heimerl; John (Dayna)Heimerl and many nieces and nephews. Countless friends and hunting partners. Russ will be joining our Lord in Heaven with his grandparents and mother-in-law in God’s paradise.
In lieu of flowers, memorials are preferred to St. James Lutheran School1000 6th Ave, Howard Lake, MN 55349 for the general spending fund.
Services are as Follows:
Thursday Evening (5/25): Visitation at St. James Lutheran Church from 5pm to 8pm; prayer service to start at 7pm (1000 7th Ave, Howard Lake, MN 55349)
Friday Service (5/26): Visitation to start at 10am; funeral service at 11am, lunch in the St. James Lutheran School Gym to follow burial (1000 6th Ave, Howard Lake, MN 55349)
Arrangements by Swanson-Peterson Funeral Home of Howard Lake, MN www.swansonpeterson.com 320-543-3401