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Elaine "MorMor" Pauline Miller

November 24, 1926 ~ November 13, 2020 (age 93)


Elaine "MorMor" Pauline Miller went home to be with Jesus on Friday, November 13, 2020.

Elaine was born to Norwegian immigrants Wilhelm “Herman” and Caroline Mickelsen on November 24, 1926. She grew up in Schroeder on the North Shore and graduated from Cook County High School in 1944. She delighted in the fact that she never missed one day of school despite her bus ride being the longest route in the US at that time. Elaine married Percy Miller in 1957 and had one daughter, Karen. Elaine and Percy also spent time and have fond memories with Percy's adult children and grandchildren from his previous marriage.

During Elaine's high school years, she commercial fished alongside her father Herman. She was always proud to mention that on her last day of fishing, she caught over 1000lbs of herring. After graduating from high school, she moved to Duluth where she worked at Standard Oil, Northland Country Club, and spent 24 years as a cashier at Taran's Market formerly University of IGA.

MorMor was a proud Norwegian and lefse maker. She enjoyed a long retirement, beating friends and family at many favorite card games, completing the daily jumble in the paper, gardening, quilting, stained glass, playing the organ and accordion. MorMor was also an excellent cook and baker. She loved to entertain in her home where the coffee was always on with a fresh treat standing by. MorMor also loved to travel visiting Norway, Hawaii, Canada, sailing on an Alaskan Cruise, and completing several other bus tours exploring the US.

Elaine and her daughter had a very close relationship and spent a lot of time together. She especially enjoyed her granddaughters and great-granddaughters, who were the joy of her life.

Elaine was preceded in her death by her parents; husband, Percy; sister, Marion (Roger) McKeever; brothers, Clarence (Edith), William, and Mickel.

Left to cherish her memory is her daughter, Karen (Byron) Broten of Hermantown; granddaughters, Karlye (Jess) Orr of Gilbert, AZ, and Courtney (Andrew) Horngren of Big Lake, MN; great-granddaughters, Andi June Horngren and Elaine “Lainey” Joy Horngren; nieces, nephews, and friends.     

The family would like to thank the dedicated staff at Keystone Bluffs for their love and care of MorMor over the last four years, Stephanie with Hospice, and MorMor's angels on earth, Cindy Bayer and Jayne Lillegard.

Due to current Covid-19 restrictions, the family is holding a private Celebration of Life Service on Friday, November 27th at Bayside Baptist Church in Superior, WI.

"Tusen takk"


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Private Celebration of Life
November 27, 2020

Bayside Baptist
3915 N 16th St
Superior, WI 54880

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