Richard Neil Miller

MADELIA – A Memorial visitation for Richard Neil Miller, 60, of Madelia, will be from 6-8 p.m. Friday, April 26, 2013, at Sturm Funeral Home, Pilgrim Chapel, in Madelia. Interment will be at a later date in the Horicon Cemetery, near Truman.

Richard died Monday, April 22, 2013, at Rem-Heartland, in Madelia, Minn.

Arrangements are with the Sturm Funeral Home, Pilgrim Chapel in Madelia, Minnesota.

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Richard Neil Miller was born June 6, 1952, to parents Donald Easton and Joyce Louise (Tyrrell) Miller. He lived with his family in Dunnell, Minn., and Granada, Minn., attending school in Granada and Fairmont. After his parents retired in 1980, they moved to Truman. In 1983, Rick was accepted into the REM home where he lived until his passing.

While living on the farm, he was in charge of the lawn mowing. When they moved to Truman, he announced he was retired from that responsibility. He spent much time enjoying his longtime hobby of model railroading and had an extensive layout that was enjoyed by many family members. After moving to Madelia, he joined the Railroad Club in St. James for several years.

Rick worked at Brown-Nicollet Industries in New Ulm, and later at Enterprise in Madelia. He enjoyed going to movies, watching videos and DVDs, listening to music, teasing and being teased by REM staff, a good joke, and a funny movie.

He is survived by his siblings, Bruce (Janet) of Denver, Dan (Nancy) of Indianapolis, and Donna (Mark) Smith of Mankato; nephews, Anthony Miller of Indianapolis, Chris (Carly) Smith of Lake Crystal, and Michael Smith of Mankato; niece, Peggie (Dustin) Ryan of Mainville, Ohio; two great- nephews and a great-niece.

He was preceded in death by his parents, Donald and Joyce.