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Sr. Florence Miller, OP, dies Print
Religious obituaries
Friday, Jan. 17, 2020 -- 12:00 AM

SINSINAWA, Wis. -- Sr. Florence Miller, OP, died January 13, 2020, at St. Dominic Villa, Hazel Green, Wis. Her religious name was Sister Roderic. The funeral Mass was held at the Dominican Motherhouse, Sinsinawa, January 18, followed by burial of the cremains in the Motherhouse Cemetery on January 20.

Sister Florence made her first Religious profession as a Sinsinawa Dominican August 5, 1945, and her perpetual profession August 5, 1948. She taught for 38 years and served as principal for one year, and finance director for 10 years. Sister Florence served the Dominican Sisters of Sinsinawa at the Motherhouse in various positions for 15 years. She served in Wisconsin, Illinois, New York, Missouri, Alabama, and Oklahoma.


In the Diocese of Madison, Sister Florence taught at St. Raphael, Madison, 1945-1948, and St. Mary, Portage, 1948-1949. She served the Sinsinawa Dominican Congregation as director of arrangements for the Dominican Education Center, Sinsinawa, 1975-1978; buyer for the Motherhouse, Sinsinawa, 1988-1992; director of the Mass Bread Department at the Motherhouse, 1994-2002; and volunteer at the Motherhouse, 2002-2019.

Sister Florence was born Jan. 8, 1926, in Faribault, Minn., the daughter of Philip and Cordelia (Beaupre) Miller. Her parents; two sister, Elizabeth Ellerbusch and Margaret Heyer; and three brothers, William Miller, Frederick Miller, and Philip Miller, preceded her in death. She is survived by nieces, nephews, and her Dominican Sisters with whom she shared 74 years of religious life.

Memorials may be made to the Sinsinawa Dominicans, 585 County Road Z, Sinsinawa, WI, 53824-9701 or online at

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