Age 85 of New Brighton
Formerly of White Bear Lake
Passed away peacefully on April 27, 2023. Preceded in death by wife, Marcia. Survived by children, Bob (Kris), Marc (Maren), Laura Hensley (Adam); grandchildren, Tyler, Lauren, Kai, Lukas, Katja, and Harrison; sister, Gladys. Visitation 4:00-7:00 pm Thursday, June 15th at Mueller Memorial. 4738 Bald Eagle Ave., WBL. Mass of Christian Burial Friday, June 16th at 11:00 am at the CHURCH OF ST. PIUS X, 3878 Highland Ave., WBL with a visitation 1 hour prior. In lieu of flowers, memorial preferred to St. Jude Children's Research Hospital.
Bob was born in St. Paul, Minnesota to Wesley B. Miller and Helen Langlois. He and his sister, Gladys were raised by their grandmother. He attended Harding High School and was proud to be an east-sider. He was a three-sport athlete (baseball, football, and hockey) and a Harding High Hall of Fame Inductee in football. He made some very good friends at Harding that remained close throughout his life. After high school, Bob began his impressive career at 3M. At the age of 23, he entered the Army and spent six years with multiple assignments, notably his work with the Special Weapons Team at the Nike Missile Site in St. Louis, Missouri. He returned to 3M in 1966 and spent 41 years as an Engineer. He thoroughly enjoyed his time at 3M. His career was highlighted by several patents developed by him and his close colleagues. It was at 3M where he met Marcia. They fell in love and got married on June 10, 1967. They had three children, Bob, Marc, and Laura, and established their home in White Bear Lake. For Bob, family always came first. He was a loving, hands-on father. He was heavily involved in coaching all his kids in baseball, hockey, and softball. He was like a father to many, and his coaching went far beyond the field or the rink. He taught his players numerous life lessons each season. Bob also met some of his best friends while he was a coach at White Bear. Another passion for Bob was making sure he had the best lawn in the neighborhood. He was competitive. That is why only his oldest son was able to help with the maintenance. He was a Catholic and attended mass regularly. When out of town for a tournament, he actively looked for the nearest church to go to as well. Bob was a devoted husband to Marcia. They enjoyed going to the casino and traveling to different states together. At the top of their list was Arizona, Nevada, and Palm Desert, California during the winter months. Their friends and family would often accompany them to their delight. One of the most memorable family trips was when the entire extended Miller family spent Christmas in Hawaii in 2010. Bob was proud of his family, his children, and his grandchildren. They brought him great joy. He was endlessly supportive of them. Bob was hard-working, caring, positive, and he always had a smile on his face to share with others. He was a friend to all, and he was loved by many. He will be greatly missed.