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Ambrose E. "Bosie" Miller

Ambrose E. “Bosie” Miller


Ambrose E. “Bosie” Miller, 84, of Crosslake, passed away Sunday, Jan. 19, 2014, at his home. He was born to Nap and Rose Miller in Oklee, Minn., on Dec. 19, 1929. He was a barber for 50 years, four while serving in the U.S. Navy, two years as an apprentice under his father, and 15 years in Hopkins, Minn. In 1971, he decided to go back up north and bought a farm near Bagley, Minn. He built a log barber shop in Bagley and also drove school bus there for 29 years. In 1998, Ambrose sold his barber shop, in 2000 his cattle and in 2002, sold his farm, then moved to Manhattan Beach east of Pine River to be near family. Though he was retired, he drove school bus for Pine River/Backus for three years. He truly missed the north country, his farm and his many friends.

Ambrose and Marie celebrated their 50th wedding anniversary on July 19, 2002, with a two-day ordeal at their nephew, Bruce Larson’s lake home on Cross Lake. Ambrose loved to fish, hunt and play baseball, football and basketball.

He is survived by his wife, Marie; son, Daniel John Miller; daughters, Debra Lynn (Ray) Johnson and Lisa Marie (Pat) Buckley; daughter-in-law, Julie Miller; brother, Kenneth; grandchildren, Danielle, Carolyn, Kristen, Shane, Cole, Blake, Dana and Rachel; and two great-grandchildren.

He was preceded in death by his son, Robert; sisters, Lucille, Louella and Hazel; and brother, Morris.

Services will be at 11 a.m. Friday, Jan. 24, at Immaculate Heart Catholic Church, Crosslake. An additional memorial service and burial will be held in the spring of 2014.

Arrangements are with Kline Funeral Home Pine River.