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Robert Vaughn Miller

Robert V. MillerRobert Vaughn Miller, age 68 of Hudson, WI, part time Mexico, MO and formerly of Knox County, MO, passed away January 11, 2015, at St. Mary’s Hospital, Rochester, Minnesota.

Born July 15, 1946 in Shelbina, Missouri, Robert was the son of Harold L. and Alta Voncille (Pulse) Miller.

He attended school in Knox County and in 1963 Robert toured Europe as an FFA Ambassador, having graduated in 1964 from Knox County High School, where he met his wife, Karen Jo Richardson.  Robert and Karen were united in marriage on May 28, 1966 in Edina, MO.

He graduated from the University of Missouri in 1969 with a B.S. in AG-Journalism. He was a member of the University Singers and had a great friendship with the director, Tom Mills. While earning his degree, he wrote for the Missourian and Missouri Ruralist. After graduating, he moved to Lincoln, IL, where he wrote for the Lincoln Courier. In 1971, he moved the family to Wisconsin and wrote for Farm Industry News at Webb Publishing Co. in St. Paul. He worked briefly for Peterson-Morris Ad Agency before starting his own agency in 1975. It was later known as Miller-Meester Advertising, Inc. and at one time became the largest Ag agency in the nation, winning numerous awards including Telly, Clio, Oliver, and Gold Saber. His career spanned nearly four decades and he employed over 1500 people throughout the years.

Bob enjoyed farming, music, car collecting, and meeting people. He is survived by his high school sweetheart and wife of 48 years, Karen; their four children, Eric (Grace) Miller of San Bruno, CA, Amber (Chris) Wildgoose of Boston, MA, Andrea Miller of Hudson, WI and Chad Miller of Austin, TX; four grandchildren: Vincent, Siena and Paolo Miller, (and their mother, Mariana), and Cooper Miller; three siblings: David (Betty) Miller of Columbia, MO, Larry Miller of Fort Collins, CO and Saundra (Don) Hensley of Des Moines, IA; and many nieces and nephews.

He was preceded in death by his parents, Harold L. and A. Voncille (Pulse) Miller; and sister-in-law, Karen Miller. Funeral services were held in Afton, Minnesota on January 16, 2015.

  Visitation will be held 1 p.m. to 2 p.m. Thursday, January 22, 2015, in the Davis-Playle-Hudson-Rimer Funeral Home in Kirksville, MO.  Entombment will follow in the Good Shepherd Mausoleum in Park View Memorial Gardens in Kirksville. Casket bearers will be family and friends.

Memorials are preferred to True Friends (Andrea Miller’s Camp), 10509 108th St. NW, Annandale, MN 55302, or to Shiloh Children’s Home. Memorials may be left at or mailed to Davis-Playle-Hudson-Rimer Funeral Home, 2100 East Shepherd Ave., Kirksville, MO 63501.