Karen Miller, age 72, of Butte Montana passed away in the comfort of her own home with her family at her side Tuesday afternoon March 3, 2021.
Karen was born December 6, 1948 in Butte, Montana to Matthew and Shirley (Harris) Leppanen. She received her education in graduating from Butte High. Karen was an incredible loving individual. She met James “Jim” T. Miller at a young age. Jim and Karen were married 1967 in Coeur d’Alene Idaho. Jim was a single and family man with five children at the time of their marriage. She and Jim had one child together from their marriage, a son, Carl J. Miller who preceded her in death in 1988. Karen was a mother and homemaker raising their children for a part of the life together. Karen also worked a short time in housekeeping for St. James Health Care.
Karen had a selfless heart when it came to her children and grandchildren. She was known to be feisty, a little battler, a person who stand strong for her children and grandchildren. She cherished the many hours watching them grow up.
In addition to her son Carl, she was preceded in death by her parents, her sister, Patricia Tiedemann. Karen is survived by her husband, Jim of Butte; her children, Jim (Colleen) Miller of Butte, Garrett (Cathy) Miller of Butte, Tina (Gordon) Mellott of Spokane, WA, Jody Tiedemann and Shelly Tiedemann, both of Idaho; brothers, Willard Miller and Jack Leppanen, both of Butte; sisters, Darlene Corrigan of Michigan, Vicki Cook of Kellogg, Idaho, Sharon Ann Pettersen and Sandy Cook, both of Butte, and Prudence Cooper of Oregon. She is also survived by numerous grandchildren, great grandchildren extended family and friends.
A Celebration of Karen’s Life will be held 10:30 AM, Saturday, March 6, 2021, at the Rocky Mountain Martial Arts building, 3233 Kennedy Ave., in Butte, MT, 59701.
Interment of her cremated remains will be at Sunset Memorial Gardens Cemetery In Butte come spring.
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Axelson Funeral and Cremation Services has been privileged to care for Karen and her family.