DOROTHY ANN MILLERDorothy Ann Miller, 76, died on Tuesday Dec. 10.
Dorothy Ann Miller, 76, died on Tuesday Dec. 10 at the Hospice of Volusia Flagler West Care Center in Orange City, Fla., with her family beside her.
Dorothy was born in St. Paul, to Clement George and Dorothy Ann (Wilson) O'Neill on Feb. 15, 1937.
Dorothy spent most of her youth in Duluth. She graduated from Stanbrook Hall High School. She also met the love of her life, Norman Russell Miller, in Duluth. She loved Ballet and danced throughout her youth and even taught it in High School. At 18 she moved to Wilmette, Ill., with her family and Norman followed her shortly afterwards. She married Norman on May 21, 1960 in St. Joseph's Church in Wilmette. She spent 47 years in the Chicago area, 38 of those years in Hoffman Estates where she raised her two children. Dorothy moved to DeLand, Fla., with her husband where she spent the past 10 years, often catering to visiting family and friends.
She loved ballet, needlepoint and cross stitch, a good book, a good cup of coffee, Jay's potato chips, a kosher hot dog cooked on the grill, PB&J sandwiches, Hershey kisses, good conversation and the occasional political debate that could last into the wee hours of the morning. She loved interior design and browsing in the China department of the old Marshall Field's. Dorothy enjoyed time spent with her husband looking for treasures at art fairs and galleries.
She was preceded in death by her parents; sisters Kathleen O'Neill, Colleen Wahlund, and Patricia Cone; brothers Clement O'Neill and John O'Neill.
She is survived by her husband of 53 years Norman; daughter Molly Baniewicz (Jim); son, Bing Miller (Heather); grandchildren Mackenzie and Madeline Miller; Jack and Anna Baniewicz. She is also survived by her sister, Shiela Ann Smith and many loving nieces and nephews; great nieces and nephews; and great great nieces and nephew.
PRIVATE MEMORIAL: is planned this summer in Duluth.
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