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Delores J. Miller

Delores J. Miller Delores J. Miller


Delores Joanne Miller, 77, of Thorp, passed away from injuries sustained in an automobile accident on Friday, April 24, 2020. Burial of her cremains will be held at Hillcrest Cemetery in Spirit on Saturday, May 16 at 11 a.m. with Pastor Don Rhody officiating. A celebration of life will take place at a later date. Delores Zielke was born on Jan. 26, 1943 in Tomahawk, the daughter of Fred E. and Ruby E. (Nelson) Zielke. She was raised on the family farm and received her education in the Spirit area, graduating from Prentice High School in 1961. Delores enrolled in Medford Teachers College, in Medford, for one year. She was united in marriage to Jeffrey Miller on Aug. 4, 1962 at Zion Lutheran Church, in Spirit. They farmed and raised their family in the Withee area. After their divorce, Delores continued to care for her daughter, Lori, worked at the Abby Cafe in Abbotsford, and then later at the Clark County Health Care Center until retiring in 2008. After her retirement, she continued caring for her daughter, and her grandson, Jaidin. Delores was an avid reader, enjoyed flower gardening, watching the birds, her favorite being the chickadee, and especially loved spending her time with her family.

Delores will be dearly missed by her children, Lori Miller of Owen, Justin Miller of Thorp and Stacey (Tim) Ruggles of Boyd; her grandson, Jaidin Miller of Thorp; one brother, Richard (Linda) Zielke of Medford; and nieces, nephews, other relatives and friends.

Delores was preceded in death by her parents; her brothers and sister-in-law, Fred E. Jr. and Roger (Pauline) Zielke.

Online condolences may be expressed at www.cuddiefh. com.

Thorp Funeral Home is assisting the family with arrangements.

Paid Obituary 89204