In loving memory of

Vera Miller
April 16, 1946 - October 13, 2020

Ellen Veronica Miller
Vera Miller, age 74, of Winona, MN passed away peacefully at her home surrounded by her family on October 13, 2020. Born in Drinagh, West Cork, Ireland on April 16, 1946 to John and Ellen Daly, Vera was the third of ten children. Her family and many friends all over the world will deeply miss her warm, generous, kind, and joyful spirit and the genuine affection she felt for every person who was lucky enough to meet her.
Vera's life in West Cork, Ireland was devoted to her deep faith, love of her family, and commitment to hard work. She immigrated to the United States on December 7, 1970 where she met and married her husband Hugh Miller in California on December 26, 1976. Shortly after their marriage, Vera and Hugh moved to Winona, MN to start their family. Vera cherished the Winona community, and she derived great joy just simply visiting with others, sharing laughs and stories. Vera also loved attending daily Mass and could often be found at Divine Adoration. She cherished her prayer warriors, tennis friends, and her extended family at RTP and Cedar Valley Golf Course. Spring was Vera's favorite time of year, and she loved planting beautiful gardens as radiant as she.
Vera was preceded in death by her parents John and Ellen Daly and her brother Michael Daly. She is survived by her husband Hugh Miller; daughter and son-in-law Michelle & Kevin Brandl, daughter and son-in-law Sharon & Heath Casteel, son and daughter-in-law David & Gretchen Miller, and daughter and son-in-law Jennifer & Jonathan Gutierrez; five beloved grandchildren Ellen, Elizabeth, and Joseph Brandl, and Naomi and Orlee Miller; siblings Norma (John) Caheny, Margaret (David) Heatwole, Catherine Brennan, Mary (Barry) McCormack, Geraldine Daly, Carmel (Larry) Ledebuhr, James (Imelda) Daly, and Finbar (Nora) Daly; and many cherished nieces, nephews, godchildren, cousins, and friends the world over.
A Mass of Christian Burial will be held 11:00 AM, Tuesday, October 20 at The Basilica of St. Stanislaus Kostka at 11:00AM with the Very Reverend Patrick Arens officiating. Burial will follow at St. Mary's Cemetery. Visitation will be held Monday, October 19, 2020 from 4:00-7:00PM at Hoff Celebration of Life Center - Goodview. There will be no visitation prior to Mass. Please wear a mask and follow social distancing protocols. Due to Covid related capacity restrictions, you may be asked to wait outside momentarily for the visitation, please plan accordingly. In lieu of flowers, the family requests memorials be directed to Vera's three cherished local organizations: Winona Volunteer Services, Grace Place, and the Hermits of St. Mary of Carmel.


Linda Denzer wrote on Oct 19, 2020:

"Hi this is Orlan denzer I always enjoyed working with Vera and the flowers for the golf course it would always seem to just be such a enjoyful part of her life"

Linda Denzer wrote on Oct 19, 2020:

"To Hugh and Miller Family Our deepest sympathy to you and your family Vera was so liked by everyone her beautiful smile was always very nice to see ! She was a wonderful lady love her and she willed be missed very much RIP Vera"

Delfina ( aunt Fina) Gonzales wrote on Oct 19, 2020:

"With deepest Condolences. Our thoughts and prayers are with you. Much love from Rosendo and Delfina Gonzales"

Finbarr O\'Driscoll wrote on Oct 18, 2020:

"Deepest condolences to James and all family and friends, may Vera RIP Finbarr , Celine and family"

Sheryl & Bill Foster wrote on Oct 18, 2020:

"We were saddened to hear of Vera\'s passing. Vera always made everyone feel special, even when first meeting her, and that smile was infectious! She will be truly missed by many. Our sincere condolences to the entire family."

Therese & George wrote on Oct 17, 2020:

"Deepest sympathy to the Miller & Daily families .Vera was a loving & gracious lady, & we were blessed to have known her ! Our thoughts & prayers are with you at this difficult time . George Lally & Therese Byrnes - Lally, San Clemente, Cailif."

Catherine McCarthy wrote on Oct 17, 2020:

"Deepest sympathy to all the Miller & Daly family on the sad loss of Vera. May she rest in peace. Catherine McCarthy, Drinagh, Co Cork "

Dr. & Mrs. Thomas Mauszycki wrote on Oct 17, 2020:

"Our deepest sympathy Hugh and to your family. She always had such a warm gracious smile for everyone and we are sure that she will be missed by many people. Thomas and Leone Mauszycki"

Una keohane wrote on Oct 17, 2020:

"Deepest sympathy. Vera was a pure lady. Happy memories when she came to Rosscarbery. Rest in peace. Una Keohane, Rosscarbery, Co. Cork "

Bernadette Cooper McCullagh wrote on Oct 17, 2020:

"Our condolences to Hugh and family and the entire Daly family on Vera?s passing. She was a very courageous lady and a lovely person. Our thoughts and prayers are with you all. Bernadette & Richard MCCullagh Long Beach, CA"

Judy Kuhn Doyle wrote on Oct 17, 2020:

"To the Miller family, It has been a very long time since I have lived in Winona but while living there I got to know Vera through our children. I always admired Vera and enjoyed our visits. Since we lost contact I was not aware of Vera?s illness. That saddens me. May her memory be a blessing to all of you. "

Jo Stejskal wrote on Oct 16, 2020:

"My deepest sympathies for the loss of this wonderful woman. I will miss her smile and visits we had after Mass at Immaculate Conception-Wilson. Rest in peace and be of pain and suffering. "

Katie Dempsey wrote on Oct 16, 2020:

"To Hugh & the Miller Family, I have enjoyed & cherished the memories I have had getting to know Vera over the years. She\'s the greatest example of generosity, showing kindness to others & being a loving person who God calls us all to be. Thank you, Vera for extending me your beautiful qualities. My love to the entire Miller family. Praying for God\'s peace & grace to each of you. "

Helen O’Mahony wrote on Oct 16, 2020:

"With deepest sympathies to the Miller and Daly family on the passing of dear Vera. Sleep in the arms of the heavenly angels Vera. It was an honour to have known you. I will miss our email chats. Helen, Will & Ryan O?Mahony Kilfinnan. Glandore. West Cork."

David Karan wrote on Oct 16, 2020:

"Hugh, I am so sorry for your loss. As you know better than anyone, Vera was a wonderful lady. While I will not be able to attend the memorial services due to special vulnerabilities to COVID, Vera, you and all of your family are in my thoughts and prayers. David Karan "

Cheryl Wilma wrote on Oct 16, 2020:

"Vera you are so brave. Your faith was admirable during your courageous fight to live the best life that you could, for you and your family. You are an inspiration for anyone who is battling this disease. Peace be with you until we meet again."

Jean Sirois wrote on Oct 15, 2020:

"Vera was a positive energy and caring person. Great tennis partner as well who will be sorely missed. Our thoughts are with the Miller family. "

Carol Byrne wrote on Oct 15, 2020:

"Saw the kindness of Vera and Hugh while working at Winona Health Foundation office. Their family kindness is seen all around Winona. Vera will be missed. "

Carolyn Larson wrote on Oct 15, 2020:

"What a warrior for women struggling with ovarian cancer! She was so willing to reach out to anyone with such engagement and authenticity....a very loving soul that had such a major impact in the Winona community. Her memory will be long lasting....a model for all of us."

Margaret Cox wrote on Oct 15, 2020:

"Vera was such a wonderful, caring person. I always admired her for being such an amazing mother and grandmother. We will miss her at RTP Company, especially her beautiful smile that brought happiness to everyone around her. My deepest sympathies to Hugh and the Miller and Daly families. My thoughts and prayers are with you. "

Debbie Sauet wrote on Oct 15, 2020:

"I had the great pleasure of seeing Vera off and on for 25 years, during my employment in shipping and receiving at RTP. She would pop in, all smiles and sweetness,to mail packages to all of her kids, and grandkids. It was always such a pleasure to visit with her, and I loved her presence at all of the RTP functions. My deepest sympathy goes out to Hugh, and all of her beautiful children and grandchildren. Debbie Sauer"

Karen Anderson wrote on Oct 15, 2020:

"Vera, I am deeply saddened to hear of your passing from this life into the next. I so admire your strength, courage and positive attitude as you faced many years of health struggles. It was an honor to know you, a kind and gracious faith filled woman, who was a prayer giant and model of goodness for all Christians. You will be truly missed by so many of us?, friends and community members. May you rest peacefully now in God?s arms. Please pray for us my friend until we meet again! "

Mari Mueller wrote on Oct 15, 2020:

"Know that you are in my thoughts and prayers."

Nolan Krause wrote on Oct 15, 2020:

"It was impossible not to smile and be happy in the presence of Vera, such a wonderful person. Thoughts and prayers to the Miller family in this difficult time."

Tara J. Brown wrote on Oct 14, 2020:

"I was very saddened to learn of this kind woman\'s passing. Praying for the Miller family and all who loved Vera."

Lynn Lee wrote on Oct 14, 2020:

"My thoughts and prayers to the Miller family in the loss of their loved one. "

Fran Edstrom wrote on Oct 14, 2020:

"Always gracious, even facing the medical hurdles in her life?s path. My sympathies to her wonderful family. "

Debbie Moran wrote on Oct 14, 2020:

"Such a beautiful, kind & gracious woman. I am honored to have known Vera. She will be missed by many. My sympathy to Vera\'s family. God be with you."