Robby Miller, 41Robby Jon Miller, age 41, of Baldwin, Wis., died on Dec. 15, 2009, at Regions Hospital in St. Paul, Minn., after being diagnosed with pancreatic cancer.
Robby Jon Miller, age 41, of Baldwin, Wis., died on Dec. 15, at Regions Hospital in St. Paul, Minn., after being diagnosed with pancreatic cancer.
Robby was born on Dec. 15, 1968, in Red Wing, Minn., to Duane "Tiny" and Judy (Bergo) Miller. Robby grew up with his family in the Hager City, Wis., area where he attended Prairie View Elementary School. In 1981, the Miller family moved and Robby attended school in Spring Valley, Wis., where he graduated from Spring Valley High School. Upon graduation, Robby went to Red Wing Vo-Tech School.
Upon his successful completion of the programs there, Robby started working at various heating and air conditioning shops including Sylvander Heating in Red Wing, Nelson Electrical & Heating in Ellsworth and Freier Heating & AC in Ellsworth. Finally in 1994, Robby began Miller's Air Duct Cleaning which he owned and operated for 15 years. In 2001, Robby began working at Vogel Sheet Metal in Stillwater, but still kept up his duct cleaning business.
It was in 1999 while performing the duties of best man at a friend's wedding that he met the maid of honor, Amy Lockwood. Shortly after this, the two began dating and on July 14, 2001, the two were united in marriage at Zion Lutheran Church in Woodville, Wis. The marriage would be blessed with daughters, Justine and MaKenna.
Robby was an active guy. He worked hard, got along with everyone he encountered, and no matter what, he always had a smile on his face. He had many hobbies, passions and loves. He was an avid snowmobiler, opting for the blue and white of Yamaha, and in the summer he and Amy hit the road on their Harley Davidson motorcycle. He was a hunter of turkeys and deer (he shot an 11 point buck this past season), and enjoyed fishing.
He was also very handy. He had all kinds of projects on his property- home improvements, fixing up their horse barn, working in his shop, landscaping, and even building 1:24 scale model cars. His love of cars also motivated him to restore a '72 El Camino, which he proudly displayed at various car shows, and he was in the process of restoring an '82 El Camino. When he was relaxing he preferred to do it in front of the TV while enjoying Packer football and NASCAR. What made all of these passions even better was that he could share them with his wife, daughters, and the rest of his friends and family, whom he was very dedicated to.
Though his time was short, Robby touched many lives. He is survived by his wife and best friend, Amy, and daughters, Justine and MaKenna. He is further survived by his father, Duane (Kathy) Miller of Spring Valley; mother, Judy (John) Hauschildt of Bay City, Wis.; siblings, Heidi Miller of Bay City, Tammy (Doug) Ray of Wilson, Wis., Tracy Miller of Plum City, Wis., Charles Miller of Spring Valley; stepsister, Jordan (Jeff) Polo of Minnesota; stepbrother, Jayson Hauschildt of Minnesota; parents-in-law, Steve and Chris Lockwood of Woodville; brothers and sisters-in-law, Melanie (Jason) DeShane of Glenwood City, Eric (Susan) Lockwood of Menomonie, Wis., Robyn (Marty) Munson of Baldwin, Jill (Mike) Servatka of White Bear Lake, Minn., Stephanie (Brian) Rud of Ellsworth; and many nieces, nephews, aunts, uncles and many dear friends.
Robby is preceded in death by his grandparents, Harold Bergo, Margaret and John Goulette, Edgar and Donna Miller; cousin, Cheryl Becker; aunt, Jeri Brunkhorst; and beloved dog, Tiger.
Services for Robby will be held at 2 p.m. Saturday, Dec. 19, at the Zion Lutheran Church in Woodville. Pastor Keith Anderson will officiate. Burial will follow at the Lone Pine Cemetery in Woodville. Visitation was from 5-8 p.m. Friday, Dec. 18, at the O'Connell Family Funeral Home in Baldwin.
Services are in the care of the O'Connell Family Funeral Home.