Stephen C. Miller | Morris Nilsen Funeral Chapel

January 30, 1959 - December 24, 2020

Stephen Craig Miller

Age 61, of Welch, formerly of Minnetonka. Survived by loving wife, Susan Miller; sons, Aaron Miller and Ethan Miller; daughter, Alyssa Miller (Trevor Pierce); sister, Lori Lemke; nephews, Noah Lemke and Joshuah Lemke; niece, Rebekah (Joshua) Jensen; great-nephews, Elijah Jensen and Everett Jensen; and many friends. Preceded in death by parents, Verner and Ordella Miller.

Celebration of Life will be held and live-streamed at 2:00 PM on Saturday (January 30) with visitation 1 hour prior at Grace Church, 9301 Eden Prairie Road in Eden Prairie.


  1. Steve and Vicki Jastram says:

    Susan and family our heart aches for your loss. We have some great memories of Steve during our family reunions. May the Lord wrap his loving arms around you at this time. God bless!

    • Jane Nelson says:

      Susan and family, my heart aches for you. Your faith will lift you up and may Steve’s memory be a blessing. All my love.

  2. Larry & Carol Bredahl says:

    Sue, we are so very saddened to hear of your loss. We have great memories of motorcycle riding with you two. Steve was definitely “the bright light in the room” and he will be very missed. May God bless and keep you and your family, hold you close in His loving arms, and give you the peace, comfort and strength you need.

  3. Fran Price & Kamea Kahler says:

    Sue – Kamea and I are so sorry for your loss. Love to you and the kids. Please let us know if there is anything we can do.

  4. Dale Blomgren says:

    Susan and family. Stephen and I were co-workers at Seagate. I am so saddened to learn of his passing and your loss.
    Stephen was a wonderful person to work with. Always willing to share his knowledge and wisdom.
    My sincere condolences to your family.

  5. Joe Stoutenburgh says:

    Just before departing Seagate, Steve spoke enthusiastically about fixing up the “new” house. We had a lot of enjoyable conversations about the work he planned to do himself, what tools he planned to buy, etc. Steve was an excellent engineer, helpful co-worker and person of integrity. And a shameless punster. The world is a poorer place without him. Please accept my sincere sorrow for your loss

  6. Brian Boling says:

    I worked with Steve for a number of years and always enjoyed my interactions with him. He was upbeat and enthusiastic regardless of the situation – traits not so common these days. Steve and I also shared a passion for motorcycles and I’ll miss hearing his stories of adventure. I’m so sorry for your loss.

  7. Darrel Bimberg says:

    My Condolences to Sue and the kids and all. Steve was a very happy and fun person to have around the office. I’ve enjoyed learning from him and working with him. He is missed here as well.

  8. Jon Trantham says:

    My condolences to Sue and family. Steven was truly a wonderful person to work with, both as a supplier and as a coworker. He was very knowledgeable, kind, and always willing to help. We will miss him

  9. Michael M Thayer says:

    Sue, we are so very saddened to hear of your loss. I first met Steve when he joined Seagate.

    Steve was a member of the Seagate lunch posse which included an elite group of men over 60: Dale Erickson, Jeff Wiltz and me.
    I really enjoyed having lunch with Steve and discussing topics like snowmobiling, automotive repair and maintenance, home improvement and politics. Steve was very knowledgeable in all these subjects and an exceptional handy man.

    Steve’s recent projects included building the kitchen cabinets from scratch, pulling the engine from Ethan’s Subaru and repairing a blown head gasket, installing a boiler for the heating system in the basement and a new o-ring on his van’s oil pickup tube.

    Steve was always willing to lend a hand. I recently rebuilt a Polaris XCSP 600 engine with Steve’s help. Steve provided me with guidance and specialty tools for the project. Steve was also getting his Yamaha snowmobile ready for the winter riding season and had just ordered a part to repair a coolant leak.

    I was lucky to have known Steve for those brief few years and considered him a close friend. I will miss him.

  10. Michele Bartolini says:

    I enjoyed to work with Steve at ST. He was a positive person to work with and always kind.
    My condolences to his family.

  11. Dale H. Erickson says:

    My heartfelt condolences to Sue and the rest of Steve’s family. Having worked and lunched with Steve for many years, it is very hard to accept that his friendship and advice are there no longer. He was such a kind and decent person. He will be greatly missed.

  12. Rick Rubenstein says:

    My heartfelt condolences to Sue and all of Steve’s family. I worked with Steve for many years while he was at ST here in Minneapolis and was fortunate enough to hire him into my department at Seagate when he left them. Steve always had a great outlook; he was very positive and had a wicked sense of humor that he shared with us on a regular basis. I am very saddened to hear of his loss; overall he was a great person and I am proud to have known and worked with him for many years.

  13. Londa K Anderson says:

    I am so sorry for your and your family’s loss. So sad and so sudden. Wishing you peace and comfort. My condolences.

  14. Mark Dobbelmann says:

    I was so fortunate to have Steve join me at our STM Edina office in 2008. Over 12 years we became very close friends talking daily about business, our families, and his home or mechanical projects. Steve’s Engineering expertise, business insight, ethics, exceptional interpersonal skills plus great sense of humor were invaluably helpful to many years of STM’s success at Seagate. What I will cherish the most of our friendship is Steve’s kindness helping me and my family through family illnesses and loss of loved ones. He was always the first to provide me emotional support, wisdom, guidance and prayers. He was like a big Brother to me. Our prayers are with you all, God Bless.

  15. matt engelland says:

    Sue and Family,
    Oh behalf of ST we offer our deepest condolences. We all were blessed to know Steve and his contagious spirit. It was obvious to all who knew Steve that he was great human being with strong core values, strong work ethic and a dedication to his family. We will miss you Steve but we will never forget you and you have left an imprint on all who knew you. We all look forward to the day that we see you again!

    Matt Engelland & Your entire ST Family

  16. Laura Battan says:

    Ciao Steve,
    you were for me the kind giant, always happy and ready to give a hand. I was honored to have worked with you and met you personally. I hope now you can bring your joy and happiness wherever you are!
    My condolences to his family.

  17. Roberto Peritore says:

    I had the privilege to start to work with Steve more than 10 years ago and immediatly he becomes a friend more than a collegue because Steve was the kind of man that offer his freindship to the people he meet. Even if he was an hard worker he alwasys had the capacity to help the team tomaintain a peaceful atmosphere even in times of stress with his jokes and his lightheartedness. I am sure he already started to be a friend for all in the paradise … Our prayers for Steve and his family.

  18. Lori Lemke says:

    Its hard for me to believe your gone..We were family for 60 years, God Bless You,Love you
    your sister,,,,

  19. Giorgio Pedrazzini says:

    Susan and Family,

    My deepest sympathies to you and your Family.
    I had the honor to work with Steve at ST and his passion at work was incredible. Steve was a wonderful person.
    My thoughts and prayers are with you in your time of grief.


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