|Florence Miller, 96|
|Written by TRF Times|
Red Lake Falls - Florence Miller, 96, died on Wednesday, September 28, 2005 at Hillcrest Nursing Home in Red Lake Falls.
Mass of Christian Burial was held on Saturday, October 1, at St. Joseph’s Church, Red Lake Falls, with Father Tim Bushy presiding. Casket bearers included Jim LaCoursiere, Bob Philion, Steve Philion, Mike Majeres, Gary Thibert and Larry Johnson. Interment was held at St. Joseph’s Catholic Cemetery, Red Lake Falls.
Florence Bendel was born November 28, 1908 in Madison, the daughter of John and Mary (Brown) Bendel. The family moved to Red Lake Falls, where she attended St. Joseph’s School and graduated from Lafayette High School in 1927. Following a Teacher’s Training Program, she taught rural schools in Polk and Red Lake Counties. She also played the trumpet in the Red Lake Falls City band.
On June 6, 1932, Florence was united in marriage to Wallace Miller in St. Mary’s Catholic Church, Red Lake Falls. The couple made their home in this city, where Wallace was a barber until 1969 and Florence served as teacher’s aid in the elementary schools. In their retirement, the couple enjoyed traveling. Wallace passed away February 23, 2000.
Florence was a member of St. Joseph’s Catholic Church, the Catholic Order of Foresters, St. Ann’s Society, American Legion Auxiliary and Hillcrest Nursing Home Auxiliary.
Survivors include a daughter, Marilyn Miller of St. Paul; son, James Miller of Red Lake Falls; sister-in-law, Anne Bendel and several nieces and nephews.
She was preceded in death by her parents; six brothers, Clarence, Joseph, Carl, Balsey, John and Leo; four sisters, Francis Constant, Mary Fitzgerald, Sabina Remick and Clara Bendel.