Othelia Miller, 100, of Mitchell, died Sunday, November 12, 2017 at Firesteel Healthcare Center in Mitchell. Funeral services will be Friday, November 17, 2017, 11:00AM, at the First United Methodist Church in Mitchell. Burial will be in the American Legion Cemetery in Mitchell. Visitation will be one hour prior to the services at the church. Arrangements are under the direction of Bittner Funeral Chapel.
Othelia Miller was born August 16, 1917, at Artas, SD, to Paul and Amelia (Schaer) Berreth. She attended rural school near Artas. She met her future husband, Walter F. Miller when he came to teach in the area. Othelia and Walt were married on Thanksgiving Day, November 25, 1937 in Aberdeen, SD.
Walt and Othelia opened Miller’s Jewelry in Mitchell and operated the “pa and ma” shop until their retirement in 1988. Walt and Othelia shared many hobbies including cross-country skiing, reading, dancing, bird watching, gardening and traveling. With a great passion for adventure and learning about cultures and religions of the world they explored over forty countries on twenty-two overseas trips.
Othelia is survived by two daughters, Patricia Miller and husband, Larry Suchy of Minneapolis, MN, Ginny Magnuson and husband, Tony of Mitchell; two sons, Douglas Miller and wife, Charlene of Deadwood, SD, Charles Miller and wife, Bonnie of Fort Dodge, IA; four grandchildren: Dawn Baik, Kenan, Geoffrey and Jeremiah Miller; and four great-grandchildren: Kaitlyn, Taylor, Michael and Matthew.
She was preceded in death by her husband, Walt on February 17, 2006; two sisters, Ella Orth and Bertha Schweigert; three brothers: Art, Reuben and Alfred Berreth; and a grandson, Kyle Miller.