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Cherisa Zafft

Thomas A Miller

October 29, 1929 - December 26, 2020

We created a GatheringUs memorial to celebrate the life of Thomas A Miller. Collecting your stories and memories here will offer us great comfort. Thank you for contributing to this lasting memorial.

Thomas (“Tom”) Alfred Miller, age 91, passed away at home in Hillsboro OR on Dec 26, 2020 surrounded by family. Tom was born in Dassel, Minnesota on 29 October 1929 to John William Miller II and Olive Quarnstrom. He was a farm boy and the youngest of eight children, 7 who lived to adulthood (5 boys and 2 girls). He grew up in the Dassel-Cokato area and attended Dassel High school 1942-1946, all during World War II. There were few...  see more
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  • Vickie Hansen
    OJ and I first met Tom in 2008. He was so kind to let us stay at his cabin in Fish Camp when I was recovering from cancer. He was so pleasant and genuinely giving. We immediately formed a bond of friendship. When he came to visit his daughter,...  more
  • Janice Bishop
    For me - special thoughts of Uncle Tom have been since I was 16 when at a family gathering he took time to visit with me....I was very touched by that since there were approximately 25 other nieces and nephews there that day!..... Quite a number of...  more
  • Kathleen McLin
    I first met Tom in October of 2019. Hillsboro - Newberg area was to be my new assignment in the ministry. Tom called me and welcomed me to the field! He so loved being in the fellowship and gospel meetings, and sharing words of encouragement with us. ...  more
  • Lar & Jo Mack
    I've been having snippets of pictures in my mind of U. Tom through the years. So many years ago, it was when he was on visits back to MN. There were special occasions and so often funerals where we would again see this tall, quiet-spoken, kind and...  more
  • Marlyce Barndt
    My first memories of Uncle Tom was hearing his Texan accent and seeing his cowboy boots when he came to visit with his family. After moving to MT, I didn't have many opportunies to see him, but I was thrilled when he and Aunt Lu visited us in Laurel, Mt....  more
  • Carol Printz
    Where to start!!? Since I'm the oldest cousin on the Gandy side of the family, I really can't remember a time when I didn't remember Uncle Tom. 😊 If my memory is correct, I think my family was also living in Abilene, TX when Cheryl was born there. I...  more
  • Walt and Virginia Pfingsten
    Uncle Tom was a gentleman through and through. I admired his soft, humble, genuinely interested, kind and friendly manner. We treasure his last handwritten letter to us dated 11-02-2020 and signed "Uncle Tom". Seven weeks and five days later...  more
  • Marie Fernstrom
    What an amazing man!! He has blessed the lives of so many people!
  • Lyn  Miller
    this was such a nice write up of Uncle Tom. Many of that I didn't even know so it was really nice to read. I am so happy I got to speak with Uncle Tom on the phone just a couple weeks before he died. I had his last birthday picture on the wall of my...  more
  • Cherisa Zafft
    Cherisa Zafft added 1 photo(s) to the memorial Thomas A Miller:
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  • Cherisa Zafft
    From Dave Olson: "One of the highlights of my year was getting to visit our Tom just last week (December 17th). In spite of some brain fog, his recognition of me was very clear and of course, along with it great reminiscing; going back to about 1990. ...  more
  • Cherisa Zafft
    From Lyle and Jill McDonald: "We loved Tom from the first time we met him. He was a very humble soul with a soft heart and a loving, kind, and gentle spirit which made it easy to love him. His life radiated his great love for God, the workers, friends,...  more
  • Cherisa Zafft
    From Dave and Kathy Pfingsten: "Tom's relationship with God was very important to him and he was an example to us of his desire to be right and true with God. He was very much loved and appreciated by all who knew him and will really be missed."