In loving memory of

Elsie Rose Miller
July 16, 1957 - December 27, 2021

Elsie Miller, 64 year old resident of Little Falls died unexpectedly on Monday, December 27 at her home in Little Falls. A Mass of Christian Burial will be held on Saturday, January 1 at 1:00 P.M. at St. Mary's Catholic Church with Father Ben Kociemba officiating. The burial will be held in the parish cemetery. A visitation will be held from 11:00 A.M. until the hour of the Mass. The family request those attending to please wear a mask and socially distance. In lieu of flowers memorials are preferred to the following organizations: The Morrison County Food Shelf: 912 1st Avenue SW, Little Falls, MN 56345 or the Franciscan Sisters: 116 8th Avenue SE, Little Falls, MN 56345.

Elsie Rose Head was born on July 16, 1957 in Staples, MN to the late Byron and Shirley (McCoy) Head. She attended and graduated from Little Falls Community High School. Elsie attended the Staples/Wadena Technical College and received her diploma in accounting. She was united in marriage to Duane Jay Miller on August 23, 1975. The couple moved to Salinas, California so Duane could finish his military duties. The couple returned to Little Falls where Elsie worked for the Franciscan Sisters in Little Falls for several years. Elsie loved to attend and watch her two grandsons, Caden and Caleb play sports. She enjoyed a good T.V. show and doing puzzles. She volunteered for Linden Hills and the Morrison County Food Shelf. Elsie will be remembered for her compassion and love for helping others.

Left to cherish her memory are her husband, Duane Miller of Little Falls; daughter, Michelle King of Monticello; grandsons, Caden and Caleb King; mother, Shirley Feakes of Motley; siblings, Wally Head of Little Falls and Sheri LaCroix of Monticello, FL; brother and sisters-in-law, Terry (Elaine) Miller of White Bear Lake, MN, Linda (Daniel) Gillman of Victorville, CA and Arnelle (Del) Schlichting of St. Cloud and many nieces and nephews.

She was preceded in death by her father, Byron Head; daughter, Kristie Miller; sister, Brenda Tretter and a brother, Billy Head.

Emblom Brenny Funeral Service is Cherishing the Memory and Celebrating the Life of Elsie. 320-632-4393.


Donnell Hasson wrote on Dec 31, 2021:

"From the moment my son was born, Elsie was the ONLY ONE he would go to for any length of time, without crying. We bought a fixer upper and she would always take him, so we could get some work on the house done. We would have never been able to finish if it wasn?t for her. If she could help you she would go above and beyond any expectation. Going to miss her always grounded compass. ???"

Anna Mae Woltman wrote on Dec 31, 2021:

"Elise always had the most beautiful smile. Love and hugs go out to her family Dennis and Anna Mae Woltman"

Connie Fenske wrote on Dec 30, 2021:

"My deepest sympathy to the Miller family. I knew Elsie thru work. Rest in the hands of God Elsie."

Jan Roering wrote on Dec 30, 2021:

"My sympathies to the Miller family. I worked with Elsie at FSLF for many years. May she rest in peace forever in God's loving care!"

Mary Brausen wrote on Dec 30, 2021:

"So sorry for your loss ,our thoughts and prayers to you and your family Mary and Dennis Brausen"

Charlie and Dianne Ledbetter wrote on Dec 30, 2021:

"Duane and family our sympathy, prayers and love on your devastating loss of Elsie Charlie and Dianne"

Debbie Jelinski Harakel wrote on Dec 29, 2021:

"So sorry to hear this. May your memories be everlasting."

The Olsons wrote on Dec 29, 2021:

"We are so sorry for your loss. May memories sustain you at this very sad time. Steve and Shirley Olson"

The Olsons wrote on Dec 29, 2021:

"We are so sorry for your loss. May memories sustain you at this very sad time. Steve and Shirley Olson"

Jerry Drellack wrote on Dec 29, 2021:

"Duane & Family - Sorry for your loss of Elsie - Time goes by faster than we realize - Jerry & Joanne Drellack"

Liz Lawrence wrote on Dec 29, 2021:

"So sorry to see this. Duane,Michelle and Family you have my heartfelt condolences. Thoughts and Prayers to ALL????"

Chris Anderson wrote on Dec 29, 2021:

"Duane so sorry to hear about Elsie you have my condolences"

Deb Pederson wrote on Dec 28, 2021:

"Duane and all of Elsie?s family. My sincere condolences for your unexpected loss. Elsie had such a kind heart and will be missed by many. Sending supportive prayers to all of you,"

Chris Schulte wrote on Dec 28, 2021:

"Elsie had a heart of gold and always made you feel like the most important person in the room. She will be missed. "

Wendy Rutz wrote on Dec 28, 2021:

"Duane, my deepest sympathies to you. I was so surprised to hear the news. Try and stay strong, and know many friends are thinking and praying for you."