Jacqueline "Jackie" Miller


January 30, 1927 - February 1, 2016


Jacqueline "Jackie" Miller was born to Harold Porter and Katherine Dunbar Thomas Howard on January 30, 1927 in Vermillion, SD.  She later moved to Stickney and graduated from Stickney High School.  There, as a young girl, she met the love of her life, Bob Miller.  After Bob returned from the service, they attended college at USD and were married in Vermillion on November 24, 1946. After Bob’s death in 1993, Jackie remained living in Stickney and continued working for the family owned business, the Stickney Argus.  In October of 2000, Jackie moved to Mitchell to be closer to her children and grandchildren.  She lived in her own home in Mitchell, where she enjoyed following her grandchildren’s activities and cooking lunch on a daily basis for family members until August 2015. 

Some of her greatest joys in life were following family sports, coffee time with pie and muffins, and attending sister weekends/camp outs.  She loved to embroider and gave many items as gifts to children and grandchildren.  Her special gift was an embroidered dish towel or bath towel.  Many a new baby was given a gift of a bib from Grandma Jackie made by a special friend, Cheryl Peters of Stickney. 

Jackie always wanted a big family, and her wish was granted as 11 children were born to this union: Rob (Pat) Miller, Ann (Arend) Kuyper, Susan (Lonnie) Callies, and Alan (Shelly) Miller all of Mitchell; Tom (Sheryl) Miller and Pat (Greg) Lien of Sioux Falls; Chris (Janell) Miller of Louisville, KY; Mary (Don) Oakland of Corsica; Melanie (Dan) Kuyper of Madison; and Lisa (Milton) Handcock of Onida; 44 grandchildren, 72 great-grandchildren, and one great-great-grandchild. She is also survived by one brother, Harold “Beez” Porter (Barbara) Howard, sisters-in-law: Joan (Ron) Harris and Harriet Miller, 43 grandchildren, 72 great- grandchildren, one great great grandchild and numerous nieces and nephews. Her greatest gift to her family was her strong faith and devotion to Jesus Christ.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Bob; her parents, her son, Mick, and her grandson, Jeremy Lien.


Friday, February 5, 2016
5:00 PM - 7:00 PM
Holy Spirit Catholic Church
Scripture and Rosary Service ~ 7:00 PM
1401 West Cedar Avenue
Mitchell, South Dakota


Saturday, February 6, 2016
9:00 AM
Holy Spirit Catholic Church
1401 West Cedar Avenue
Mitchell, South Dakota


Saint Mary's Catholic Cemetery
Stickney, South Dakota

Posted by Bonnie J. Scott on February 5, 2016
I always loved Jackie's smile. So sorry for your loss. Praying for all her family and friends!
Posted by LUTHER (LUKE) EVERSON on February 5, 2016
No matter how old we are, losing a Mother is one of the deepest sorrows a heart can know. But Jackie's love, goodness, caring, and wisdom live on in you, her children, grandchildren, and great grandchildren , like a legacy of love that will always be with you! My deepest sympathy to the entire Miller family.......God Bless You All!!!
Posted by Dana Callies on February 5, 2016
So Sorry to hear of Jackie's passing. I am happy I got to have a nice visit with her last summer. Thoughts and prayers with the family.
Posted by Martha Kethman on February 4, 2016
My thoughts a prayers are with the whole Miller family. She held a very special spot in the hearts of many in the McBrayer family
Posted by Steve Dempsey on February 4, 2016
Susan, Lonnie and Miller family,
My thoughts and prayers are with you.
Posted by Gary and Gayle Pierson on February 4, 2016
We are sorry to hear of your loss. We will keep you in our thoughts and prayers. Her legacy of faith and trust in Jesus is the best thing she could have given her family. Blessings.
Posted by Carol and Kenn Duncan on February 4, 2016
Our condolences to Jackie's family. She was a great lady.
Posted by Nancy Hollmann on February 4, 2016
Jackie will be missed by her family....a truly wonderful women. Our prayers are with you.
Posted by Merlin and Joan Currier on February 3, 2016
Jackie Millers family, Jackie was an unusual lady with the many blessings she received from God. She and Bob were a devoted couple. We got to know them through St Mary's church when we were in Stickney for ten years, 83-93. Great sports family, who also received , many blessing in their lives. so fun to watch them as they progressed up the ladder in life, sports and what ever they chose to do, happy in their lives and Loving their Lord. God bless all of the Millers, it was our pleasure to know them. Sending loving thoughts and prayers in the loss of your matriarch, Jackie@
Posted by Karyla (Scheetz) Parrish on February 3, 2016
May God comfort you in your time of grief. My deepest sympathies for your loss.
Posted by Lori (Haten)Reid on February 3, 2016
Jackie was a second mom to me for many years She will be missed very much. Love and prayers for. the family
Posted by Marjean Van Soest Waldow on February 3, 2016
Prayers! Greetings to all your kids that I babysat so many years ago. Your Mom was always so patient.
Posted by Jeannie Nau on February 3, 2016
In my thoughts and prayers
Posted by Basil Hofer on February 2, 2016
My thoughts and prayers are with the whole family ! God Bless
Posted by Al & Barb DeLange on February 2, 2016
Sending our thoughts & prayers from Texas to the Miller family.
Posted by Pat Dockendorf on February 2, 2016
the Dockendorf family will keep the Miller family in their thoughts and prayers
Posted by Tim Eklund on February 2, 2016
My condolences to the Miller family
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