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Violet Martha (Brugger) Miller

October 9, 1924 ~ June 20, 2020 (age 95)


Thank you to the participants in Violet's funeral service:

Clergy ~ Pastor Lorah Houser Jankord

Soloist ~ Jordan Kjellsen

Pallbearers ~ Brian Schone, Greg Kjellsen, Monte Anderson, Rustin Schone


Violet Martha (Brugger) Miller, 95, of Redfield, SD, passed away on Saturday, June 20, 2020, at Community Memorial Hospital in Redfield.  Visitation will be on Monday, June 29, 2020, from 9:00-10:00 a.m., at Hyke Funeral Home in Redfield. Graveside service and interment will follow at 10:30 a.m. at the Tulare Cemetery in Tulare, SD with Pastor Lorah Houser Jankord officiating.  

For these public services, please follow current guidelines for the COVID-19 pandemic.  Arrangements have been entrusted to Hyke Funeral Home.  (

Violet Martha Brugger, daughter of Martha (Zibell) and Jesse Brugger, was born October 9, 1924 in Tulare, SD.  Violet grew up on a farm the oldest of four sisters and graduated from the Tulare school. 

Violet married Elton Miller on October 28, 1947.  They spent most of their lives living on a farm near Tulare and enjoyed the Tulare community, especially Mick’s cafe.  Violet worked for many years at the Bill Harrison grocery store and later babysat for her sister MaryAnn’s children, Brian and Terri, whom she referred to as her kids. She enjoyed gardening, fishing, and cooking, and was active in the UCT Auxiliary.  Violet and Elton enjoyed almost 50 years of marriage before he passed away in June of 1997.  She was a member of the Tulare United Church.  Violet was fondly known as “Auntie” to her nieces and nephews.   

Violet was residing at the Eastern Star Home in Redfield at the time of her death.  She appreciated visits from family and friends.  Her family is grateful for the loving care provided to her at the Eastern Star Home. 

Violet is survived by her sister Mary Ann Schone of Redfield; nephews: Monte (Sheila) Anderson of Spangle, WA, Brian (Tammi) Schone of Tulare, and Troy Fountain of Minnetonka, MN; and nieces: Shannon (Ted) Williams of Redfield, Terri (Greg) Kjellsen of Aberdeen, SD, LaRee (Tal) Farnham of Elkton, SD, and Jennifer (Robert) Dirk of Fargo, ND. 

Violet was preceded in death by her parents, her husband Elton, her sisters Beverly Fountain and Jeannine Anderson, and brothers-in-law George Fountain and Clyde Schone.




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June 29, 2020

9:00 AM to 10:00 AM
Hyke Funeral Home
101 E 7th Ave.
Redfield, SD 57469

Graveside Service
June 29, 2020

10:30 AM
Tulare - Tulare Cemetery
182nd Street
Tulare, SD 57476

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