Muriel Adele Miller
Muriel Adele Miller, 94, passed away in Sequim, WA on May 29, 2020, weeks before her 95th birthday. She was born in Rush Lake, Saskatchewan on June 23, 1925, emigrating to the United States after World War II. She married Albert A. Miller, Jr. in Bessemer, MI in 1947. Together they operated Indian Point Resort on Bay Lake from 1964 until 2014, accruing a large and loyal clientele who appreciated their Ma and Pa style of resort. Muriel was definitely a Bay Lake old timer!
Muriel loved poetry and amazed many people with her ability to recite from memory a large and diverse collection of poems that she learned in her schoolroom in Rush Lake, Saskatchewan and later by reading verse to her children. She was a skilled seamstress, perfecting items as diverse as wool shirts and women’s underwear. For years, she and Albert gathered sap and cooked maple syrup and although she didn’t necessarily love this job, they were meticulous in their standards, selling out their product every season. They were endlessly resourceful, enjoying the bounty of both woods and water. It would be hard to imagine how many pounds of northern pike and crappies the pair of them caught, often weathering the elements in a portable canvas fish house that Albert built. Muriel was preceded in death by her parents, Samuel and Hazel (Maghan) Hammett, Albert A. Miller, Jr, her husband of 67 years, and her oldest son, Donald James (Jim) Miller. She is survived by her daughter-in-law Christine Runquist, her children Virginia/Nancy (Paul) Kubic, Steven (Rosella Wolff) Miller, and Susan (Bob) Meiches, grandchildren Emily (Jeremy) and Chris Kubic, Lindsey Miller, Ben (Bebhinne) and Mollie (Anthony) Meiches, and great grandchildren Juniper Karras Kubic and Adira and Emmett Meiches. Service and interment are planned for later in the year. Memorials may be directed to the Fireworks Fund, Bay Lake Improvement Association, PO Box 461, Deerwood, MN 56444.