Roger Alan Miller died May 13, 2012, at the age of 69.
Born Aug. 19, 1942, Roger was preceded in death by wonderful parents, Ralph and Violet Miller of St. Paul, MN.
Married his entire adult life to and survived by beloved wife, best friend and companion Lenore Christine Miller, loving children, Jennifer Miller Yokiel (Scott Yokiel) and their children Tivoli Violet and Kate Clementine and Heidi Christine Windmiller (Max Windmiller)—all of Wayzata.
Roger is also survived by sister Carol Ekblad (Jerry Ekblad) of St. Paul, MN, and nephew Stephen Ekblad (Karen Ekblad) and children Blake Ekblad and Leah Ekblad of Lyons, CO, as well as many other loving relatives and friends.
He will be greatly missed by his family and many wonderful friends.
Roger was a lifelong Minnesota resident, including 29 years in the Wayzata area. He was CEO of Minnetonka Travel and Cruises for 36 years in Wayzata. Together with involvement in the travel industry, Roger was greatly involved in the community and his children’s and grandchildren’s lives, enjoyed traveling, golfing, walking, photography and great conversations with friends.
Roger had a wonderful opportunity to see most of the world. He repeatedly enjoyed his family trips to Austria and Switzerland and loved traveling throughout Europe and the South Pacific. Roger served on numerous boards in the travel industry and throughout the community including Wayzata Chamber of Commerce, Vacation.com, Luxury Travel, Minnehaha Academy, Wayzata Country Club and the Minnesota Golf Association.
He was also a member of Wayzata Rotary.
Roger received the Person of the Year award in Wayzata and the WCCO Good Neighbor Award.
Funeral services are scheduled for 11 a.m. Thursday, May 17, at Wayzata Community Church, located at 125 East Wayzata Boulevard in Wayzata.
Visitation is scheduled from 4-8 p.m. on Wednesday, May 16, at David Lee Funeral Home, located at 1220 East Wayzata Boulevard in Wayzata and one hour prior to the service at church.