Obituary for Helen Roberta (Chandler) Miller
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Helen Roberta (Chandler) Miller

December 31, 1949 ~ May 6, 2020 (age 70)

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May 10, 2020

3:00 PM to 5:00 PM
Home for Funerals Chapel
708 Georgia Avenue
Norfolk, NE 68701

Private Committal

Private graveside service for Helen “Quita” Miller will be Monday, May 11, 2020, at Hillcrest Memorial Park Cemetery. Reverend Todd Kollbaum will officiate. A limited visitation will be from 3 to 5 p.m., Sunday, May10, at the Home for Funerals Chapel, 708 Georgia Avenue.

She died at Nebraska Medicine, in Omaha, Wednesday, May 6, 2020.

Helen was born in Riverdale, ND, on December 31, 1949, the daughter of Howell and Minnie (Benck) Chandler. Following the unexpected death of her father, the family moved to Madison. Helen graduated from Madison High School.

On April 5, 1969, Helen married Jerry Miller in Norfolk. The couple lived on a farm north of Madison. Later, they moved to a farm on the edge of Enola. They raised melons.

Her family was her passion. That was why she operated the family “Open Late Café”.

She loved shopping for deals at the Salvation Army and amassing one of the greatest collections of “treasures” and “stuff”. What she loved even more than buying these bargains was going through said treasures which she referred to as “digging and scratching”.

After she raised her children, Helen was employed at the Brass Lantern as a bartender. She later was the bar manager at the Ramada Inn. Her last employment was the Door Controller at the Madison County Jail. She was employed at the Madison Sheriff’s Office for 15 years.

Helen is survived by her husband of 51 years, Jerry; her children—Jeston (Lori) Miller, of Washington, MO; Rebecca (Darin) Ternus, of Clearwater, NE; Ned “Frankie” Miller, of Sioux City, IA; six grandchildren—Deion Miller, Austin Miller, Alyssa Miller, Zoey Miller, Abby Miller and Jacob Pierzina; one brother, Joe (Darlene) Chandler, of West Hills, CA.

She was preceded in death by her parents, 3 brothers and one sister.

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