Veda J. Miller
Sunday, June 21, 1942
Date of Death:
Tuesday, September 5, 2023
81 years old
Veda J. Miller
Veda Jean Miller – Rochester
Veda Jean Miller, 81 of Rochester passed away peacefully on September 5, 2023, at Rochester West Health Services. Veda Jean Hunsley was born on June 21, 1942, in Denver Colorado, the middle child to Ralph and Elvita (Meyers) Hunsley.
Growing up in Alburquerque, NM, she had four brothers, Ronnie, Richard, Jerry, and Kenny. This is where she met her future husband, Rodney Michael Miller. The two were married on November 15, 1958. The couple moved to Rochester where they raised three sons. Veda worked at Bridgeman’s Ice Cream, Walmart Rochester for many years, and then at her son and daughter-in-law’s liquor store, Buddy’s, of Eyota, for her final working years. She enjoyed playing pool, traveling with Rod to visit relatives, casinos, warm locations, and watching her grandson Henry race in Motocross. She kept a clean house and enjoyed decorating to make it a warm and inviting place to be. She cherished spending time with her granddaughter Alyssa, her first grandchild.
She is survived by her sons Lonnie and Dennis (Kim) Miller of Rochester, grandchildren Alyssa (AJ Hawkins) and their new son, great-grandchild Hayden of Pine Island, MN, Henry of Arlington, TX, in-laws Anker (LaVonne) Miller of Kasson and many nieces and nephews.
She was preceded in death by her husband Rod (2020) of 62 years, her son Garry, her parents, brothers, nephew Michael, and niece Cheryl.
The Funeral Service for Veda will be held on Saturday, September 9, 2023, at 1:00PM in the River Park Chapel at Macken Funeral Home with Pastor Karen Foster officiating. Visitation will be held one hour prior to the service in the chapel. Burial will be at Oakwood Cemetery in Rochester with a reception to follow in the River Park Reception Hall.
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Sorry for your loss. Veda always had a smile on her face when I saw her. She will be missed but is reunited with her love, Rod.
OMG !! So sad for the Miller family on the passing of Veda - What a great Bridgeman employee !!!
Hard worker but never complained - She was straight to the point when talking - Never small talk
I just remember her strides when walking - It took me two steps to her one !!!
Thoughts are with you during this time