Sylvia Kaye Miller

Sylvia Kaye Miller, 74, of Duluth, passed away on Friday, July 30th at Solvay Hospice House. Mom was born in Ely, MN on January 15th, 1947, to Edward and Helen Werman. She was raised in Ely alongside her cousin and friend, Joey. She was a graduate of Ely Memorial High School. Mom met her best and forever friend, Milo Miller, while working at the Civilian Conservation Corps in Isabella, MN. Dad always tells us that he saw her from behind first and knew he had to go on a date with her. Their first of many dates to come was at the Ely bowling alley. They were married at St. Anthony’s Catholic Church on February 24th, 1968. Mom worked for the Environmental Protection Agency until her retirement.

Mom had an adventurous spirit to her whether it was riding motorcycles, hiking canyons in Utah, tasting wine in Italy, or taking in the sights and sounds of our wonderful National Parks throughout the country. She was an avid reader, was quick witted, and loved to watch Jeopardy. Up until her very last days, she was answering questions that we didn’t know correctly!

Mom was a kind person. She donated to the needy, always gave the most thoughtful gifts and funny cards, and consistently adopted cats from Animal Allies who were moody and the least likely to be adopted. She loved to gamble, mow the lawn, tend to her flowers, and garden. She also was a great cook and baker, and we will especially miss her delicious macaroni and cheese and her wonderful Christmas sugar cookies. Her house has always meticulously clean, something her daughter in law did not pick up on. She always helped around our house as well.

We loved her so much, and she will be greatly missed.

Mom, I hope there are casinos and flamingos where you are now. I’m already missing our banter. Sport does too.

Sylvia is survived by her loving husband, Milo, her son, Kyle (Colleen) Miller, Miss Kitty (cat), and her cousin Joseph Kuznik. Per Mom’s request, there will not be a service. Memorials may be directed to Animal Allies of Duluth.

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