Cover photo for Raymond "Bud" Miller's Obituary
Raymond "Bud" Miller Profile Photo
1927 Raymond "Bud" Miller 2024

Raymond "Bud" Miller

August 17, 1927 — March 2, 2024

Kilkenny, Minnesota

RAYMOND “BUD” MILLER, age 96 of Kilkenny passed into the hands of God on Saturday, March 2, 2024, in Faribault, Minnesota.

 

Born on August 17, 1927, in Kilkenny, Minnesota, he was the son of Carl and Lillian (Houska) Miller. He graduated from Waterville High School, Class of 1943. On February 24, 1949, Bud was united in marriage to Elizabeth Lucille Cahill. They started their married life on a farm near Kilkenny where they raised four children.   They lived on the farm for 14 years until they moved to Kilkenny.  Bud worked at a missile site in Rosemont directly out of high school. He then farmed with his wife Bette, until 1964 when he opened the Bulk Service Hardware Store and gas station. He later went into working steel construction for Danny’s Construction Company and High Five Construction Company, where he would continue to work until his retirement. Family came first for Bud. He was a loving husband and father to his children, their spouses, grandchildren, and great grandchildren.  Holidays were very special in the Miller home. Bud was very devout in his faith.   St. Canice Church was important to Bud and Bette.  Since they lived across the street from the church, they hosted many bridal parties, priests and friends from Kilkenny, Ireland who visited for St. Patrick’s Day in Kilkenny, Minnesota.  Bud was German, Czech, and all Irish, and knew how to care for visitors. He was part of the Band of Irish Crooners, that graced many weddings, funerals, and Irish celebrations. He was a loving and kind husband, father, and friend and was a member of St. Canice Catholic Church. He enjoyed carpentry work, fishing, golfing, and attending his grandchildren’s sporting events was a huge deal to him.

 

Bud is survived by his four children, Tom (Susann) Miller of Morristown, Ray (Nancy) Miller of Waseca, Dave (Deb) Miller of Faribault and Liz (Paul) Gregor of Kilkenny; 15 grandchildren; and 27 great grandchildren. Bud was preceded in death by his parents and wife, and his two brothers Bob and Jim.

 

Funeral services will be held on Tuesday, March 5, 2024, at 11:00 am at St. Canice Catholic Church in Kilkenny.   Visitation will be held from 9:00 am until the time of services at the church. Burial will follow at Calvary Cemetery in Kilkenny.   
To order memorial trees or send flowers to the family in memory of Raymond "Bud" Miller, please visit our flower store.

Service Schedule

Past Services

Visitation

Tuesday, March 5, 2024

9:00 - 11:00 am (Central time)

St. Canice Catholic Church

183 Maple St., Kilkenny, MN 56052

Enter your phone number above to have directions sent via text. Standard text messaging rates apply.

Mass of Christian Burial

Tuesday, March 5, 2024

Starts at 11:00 am (Central time)

St. Canice Catholic Church

183 Maple St., Kilkenny, MN 56052

Enter your phone number above to have directions sent via text. Standard text messaging rates apply.

Burial

Tuesday, March 5, 2024

Calvary Cemetery ~ Kilkenny

MN

Enter your phone number above to have directions sent via text. Standard text messaging rates apply.

Guestbook

Visits: 2439

This site is protected by reCAPTCHA and the
Google Privacy Policy and Terms of Service apply.

Service map data © OpenStreetMap contributors

Send Flowers

Send Flowers

Plant A Tree

Plant A Tree