The Mass of Christian Burial, celebrating the life of Helen Miller, age 85 of Albany, will be 11:00 AM, Monday, April 17 at Seven Dolors Catholic Church in Albany.  Burial will be in the parish cemetery.  Helen passed away peacefully at Quiet Oaks Hospice House with her family at her side.  Visitation will be from 9:00 – 11:00 AM, Monday at the parish gathering center prior to the services.  Arrangements are being made by the Miller-Carlin Funeral Homes.

Helen was born July 13, 1931 to Alfred and Rose (Sadlowsky) Miller on the family farm in Albany.  She attended Holy Family School and Albany High School.  After graduation, Helen attended a school of art in Minneapolis.  She worked for Hubbard Broadcasting (KSTP TV) and eventually became Director of the Art Department there.  In her earlier years, she was also a dance instructor for Arthur Murray Dance Studio.  Helen was a very loving and spiritual person who enjoyed family and gatherings. Her love for art was displayed in the many, many paintings she has done and given away.   Helen’s love for family was very evident, even though she never had children of her own.  She was part of everyone’s family. 

Helen is survived by her brothers and sisters; Joe (Shirley) Miller, St. Joseph; Alice (Ron) Zumwalde, Cold Spring; Dennis (Bonnie) Miller, Alexandria; brother-in-law, Ansie Sperl, sister-in-law, Ruth Miller, Albany and many nieces and nephews.

Helen was preceded in death by her parents, Alfred & Rose Miller, sisters, Sal Sperl, Rosie Demuth, brother, Ralph Miller and four infant siblings.  She is also preceded in death by her brother-in-law, Leo Demuth and special friend, Steve Schwahn.

Our appreciation for the loving care Helen received at the Mother of Mercy Campus of Care in Albany and a very special thank you to Quiet Oaks Hospice Staff and Dr. Lalley who became Helen’s extended family in so many loving and caring ways.

In lieu of flowers, memorials are preferred to Quiet Oaks Hospice House, Mother of Mercy Campus of Care and Holy Family Catholic  School.