In loving memory of

Cleo Miller
April 30, 1926 - September 5, 2019

Cleo Maxine Miller, 93, of rural St. Charles died Thursday, September 5, 2019 at Mayo Clinic Hospitals - St. Mary's Rochester Campus. Cleo was born April 30, 1926 in Saratoga Township to Thomas and Margaret (Nichols) Biermann. Cleo enjoyed dancing, where she met Donald Miller. They were married on May 5, 1950 in St. Charles and farmed near Troy. Donald died in 1980. In her younger years Cleo kept house for Dr. Page of St. Charles. She worked for Camera Art in Lewiston, as a waitress for Del's Café, Holiday House and Dogpatch Inn at Troy, where she bartended and managed. Cleo worked in to her 80's as a hostess/bartender at Golden Horn in Utica. She enjoyed dancing, birdwatching and taking trips to local casinos.
Survivors include four children; Linda Herr of Rochester, Sandy (Judy) Miller of Chatfield, Tom (Karen) Miller of Dover and Jon (Cheryl) Miller of St. Charles, ten grandchildren; Abby, Christopher, Jesse, Joel, Jeremy, Tommy, Cody, Jordan, Matthew and Jackie, nine great-grandchildren, Hope, Forrest, Faith, Tessa, Tiffani, Jeffrey, Alyssa, Alec and Liam and two great-great- grandchildren, Aliza and Nassen, a sister-in-law, Elizabeth Biermann of St. Charles and a brother-in-law, Lyle Miller of Spokane, WA. In addition to her husband Donald, she was preceded in death by a son Randy in 2018, a brother Clifford Biermann and a sister Verna Campbell.
Services to celebrate Cleo's life will be 11 a.m. Tuesday, September 10, 2019 at Hoff Funeral Service in St. Charles, led by funeral celebrant Dianne Rislow. Visitation will be from 5-8 p.m. Monday at Hoff Funeral Service in St. Charles and one hour before services on Tuesday. Please share a memory of Cleo at her online guestbook and view her video tribute when it becomes available at


Amy (Nichols) Zincke wrote on Sep 14, 2019:

"My sympathies in the loss of your Mom. We discontinued the Post Bulletin so I just saw her obit in the Chatfield News while at the Care Center this afternoon. I'm sorry I missed the opportunity to attend her funeral. She was a great lady & Dad really enjoyed reconnecting with her & her siblings (his cousins) after returning to Chatfield in 1969. What a legacy she leaves behind -- so many grandchildren & great-grandchildren. Loved watching the video tribute. My Mom has been gone since June 2001. Dad would have been 98 on Tuesday, Sept 17th. He's been gone since Jan 2015. Miss them both. Prayers that you find comfort in your memories of happier times. Sincerely, Amy (Nichols) Zincke"

Al Sommers wrote on Sep 11, 2019:

"Cleo was an outstanding employee of Camera Art, she was always willing to help in any area that we needed help and did her job well! "

chuck and judy McCarthy wrote on Sep 8, 2019:

"What a wonderful lady! What a joy to have known her ! "

Keenan and Jessica Fuller wrote on Sep 8, 2019:

"So sorry to hear about the passing of Cleo. She was such a sweetheart and very kind hearted. She always made sure to talk to Keenan and I when we would see her. R.I.P Cleo!! Keenan and Jessica Fuller"

Larry and Juanita Palmby wrote on Sep 8, 2019:

"Our deepest sympathies to the Miller family"

Karen Frye wrote on Sep 7, 2019:

"Dear Linda and family, I?m so sorry to read about Cleo. She was always such a fun loving and friendly person. I always enjoyed being around her back when you and I were in school together. Peace and love to all of you! Karen Frye "

Shirley Carlson wrote on Sep 6, 2019:

"We'd like to express our sympathy to Cleo's family. I knew her and Don all my life, being from the Troy area. She was a special person who worked very hard all her life. Our thoughts and prayers are with the family at this sad time.We hope the caring of others will comfort you and remind yo how special you are to so many. Fred (Butch) and Shirley Cole Carlson. "

Pat Fenske and Jon Stock wrote on Sep 6, 2019:

"Our deepest sympathy to Cleo?s family. I will always remember Cleo for her spunk and good times. I always got a kick out of Cleo and her journal. What a lady! One of the things that Cleo and I did that I will never forget is the time that she and I decided to go to Morton to the casino on the spur of the moment and she was the navigator and I the driver. She had us so lost in Mankato on some old back roads that it was scary. We finally found our way and had the best time. She loved her casinos that is for sure. She will always have a special place in my. Heart and will be remembered by both of us for the wonderful lady she was! Pat Fenske and Jon Stock"

Deb Mielke wrote on Sep 5, 2019:

"My sympathy to Cleo's ' family. The short time I knew her, I grew fond of spunky spirit and enjoyed our conversations. Free from pain and at peace.... a well earned eternal rest! Deb Mielke; St. Charles Family Chiropractic"