Friday, July 3, 2020

Brenda K. Miller, 57, Penn Township, MN

Brenda K. Miller, 57, of Penn Township, MN passed away on Sunday, June 7, 2020, at her home.

She was born on March 22, 1963, in Rochester, the daughter of Dale and JoAnn (Williams) Tiegen.

Brenda was baptized as an infant on April 28, 1963, and was later confirmed in her faith as a youth on May 14, 1978, both at West St. Olaf Church in Hayfield. She was a graduate of the Hayfield High School Class of 1981. Brenda continued her education at the University of Minnesota Technical College in Waseca. Following graduation, she worked as a veterinary technician in the Veterinarian Research Department at the Mayo Clinic in Rochester.

On Aug. 17, 1991, Brenda was united in marriage to Kevin Miller at West St. Olaf Church in Oslo. This marriage was blessed with three children, Logan, Lindsay and Lane. Brenda and Kevin made their home in Penn Township, rural Brownton, and shared 28 years of marriage.

Brenda was employed as a medical lab technician at Glencoe Regional Health in the Stewart Clinic for 27 years.

She was a member of Immanuel Lutheran Church in Brownton where she was active as a Sunday School teacher. She was a member of the McLeod West School Board and the GFW School Board where she was also an after prom volunteer at both schools. She was an avid Brownton Community volunteer, 4H Leader and volunteer and an FFA coach.

Brenda enjoyed camping, water skiing, biking and hiking. She loved animals, going on family vacations and was very proud of her Norwegian heritage and traditions. She especially enjoyed and cherished the time spent with her family and friends.

Brenda was diagnosed with sporadic Creutzfeldt - Jakob disease in October of 2019.

Brenda is survived by her: husband, Kevin Miller of Penn Township; children, Logan, Lindsay and Lane Miller of Penn Township; mother, JoAnn Tiegen of Hayfield; brothers, Gregg Tiegen and his wife, Gwenda, of Byron, Eric Tiegen and his wife, Lori, of Stacy; brothers and sisters-in-law, Mark Miller and his wife, Corina, of Prior Lake, Nancy Sweely and her husband, David, of Stewart, MN; nieces and nephews, Gunnar Tiegen, Greta Tiegen, Greer Tiegen, Brittany Tiegen, Gabrielle Tiegen, Jacob Tiegen, Rebecca Lillemon and her husband, Jordan, Tyler Miller, Miranda Sweely, Victoria Sweely, and Savanna Sweely; mother-in-law, Faye Miller of Brownton and many other relatives and friends.

Brenda is preceded in death by her father, Dale Tiegen; brother, Jason Tiegen; and father-in-law, Herman Miller.

Services were held June 13, 2020 at Immanuel Lutheran Church with in the Immanuel Lutheran cemetery.

Arrangements by the Dobratz-Hantge Chapels in Hutchinson. Online Obituaries and Guest Book available at

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