Helen Caroline Miller, 102, of Babbitt, died Tuesday, November 8, 2022, at Carefree Living.
Helen was born October 25, 1920 to Lyder and Martha (Stene) Pederson in Edmore, North Dakota. She grew up on a farm and attended school in Blackduck, MN. She worked three years at JC Penneys in St. Louis, MO. Back in Blackduck, MN on May 8, 1945 she married Clarence Miller. They farmed there for ten years in Hornet township and brought three daughters into their family. It was when they moved to Babbitt, MN in 1957 that their son joined the family.
Helen loved best her job of homemaker: cooking and baking for her family. She enjoyed fishing, picking berries and family gatherings. Winter months would find her knitting, crocheting and making quilts. Another enjoyment was traveling with Clarence to many places, the furthest being to Norway.
Helen was an active member of The Lutheran Church of the Good Shepherd where she was Sunday School superintendent and teacher for many years. When she ‘retired’ from Sunday school she became the church’s librarian to make sure God’s word was available in all sorts of books. She was president for many years of the Ladies Guild which was part of the LWML (Lutheran Women’s Missionary League).
When asked her secret to long life, she responded with
“Give the morning’s first minutes to God and He will take care of the day’s long hours.”
She was preceded in death by her parents; her husband of 66 years; son, Robert; her siblings, Oscar, Erling and Thelma; and great grandson, Carson Schiferli.
Helen is survived by her children, Joyce (Alan) Berglund of Anoka MN, Linda (Bud) Conklin of Eugene OR and Karen (Darryl) Cameron of Sartell, MN; daughter-in-law, Nancy Miller of Hudson WI; eightgrandchildren, ten great grandchildren and two plus one on the way of great-great-grandchildren; nieces and nephews and cousins!