BILLINGS - Ingeborg Marie Miller died in Billings on Sunday, July 4, 2004, following an extended illness.
A devotional service will be held in Billings today at 7 p.m. at Michelotti-Sawyers Mortuary & Crematory, 1001 Alderson. A funeral service will be held in Havre on Saturday at 2 p.m. at St. Paul's Lutheran Church.
Inga was born Nov. 29, 1919, on the family homestead north of Rudyard, the daughter of Norwegian immigrants Hans and Margit (Norb) Tollefson. She attended school in Rudyard, graduated from Northern Montana College with a lifetime teaching certificate, and later taught at the Free Soil School north of Gildford.
She married Henry "Hank" Miller on Sept. 17, 1943, raising their children, Ardyce, Merlyn and Rodney, on their farm north of Gildford and in Havre. After Hank's death in June 1995, Inga moved to Billings, where she lived until her death.
A devout Christian, Inga was active at Saint Paul's Lutheran church at Havre, teaching Sunday School and making church banners. Inga was an excellent seamstress, sewing fine garments for her grandchildren and continuing to make many of her own clothes until rheumatoid arthritis disabled her hands.
Inga was preceded in death by her husband; brother, Alfred Tollefson; and sister, Valborg Zentzis.
She is survived by a brother, Harold Tollefson; a sister, Signe Johnson; daughter Ardyce Endresen of Billings, son Merlyn (Marilynn) Miller of Billings, son Rodney "Luke" (Joanie) Miller of Clyde Park; sixgrandchildren and two great-grandchildren.
Memorials may be sent for the purchase of Sunday school materials at either Trinity Lutheran Church, 537 Grand Ave., Billings, MT 59101, or St. Paul's Lutheran Church, 1100 11th Ave., Havre, MT 59501, or to the charity of choice.