Jason Miller, 44 of Thief River Falls, MN passed away peacefully on Saturday, June 13, 2020 at his residence surrounded by his loving family.
A gathering time for family and friends will be held from 4:00 PM until 7:00 PM on Wednesday, June 17, 2020 at Our Saviour’s Lutheran Church in Thief River Falls, MN. The service to celebrate Jason’s life will be held at 7:00 PM Wednesday, June 17, 2020 at Our Saviour’s Lutheran Church in Thief River Falls, MN with Rev. Alex Amiot officiating. CDC guidelines will be followed and the service will be broadcast in the parking lot on radio station 102.5 once capacity is reached inside the church. Burial will be held at 10:00 AM on Thursday, June 18, 2020 at Greenwood Cemetery in Thief River Falls.
Jason Gene Miller was born October 16, 1975 in Thief River Falls, MN the son of Gene Miller and Patty (Hible) Lyson. He was baptized and confirmed at Our Saviour’s Lutheran Church in Thief River Falls, MN. He attended Knox Elementary, Franklin Middle and Lincoln High School.
While playing broomball during gym class, Jason met his future wife and love of his life, Jennifer Klos. On August 22, 1998 the couple was married in Thief River Falls and they have been inseparable ever since. To this union two wonderful kids were born, McKenzie and Brenden.
While in his teenage years, Jason worked mowing grass at Anderson Power & Equipment and washed dishes at China King. In the early 1990’s he began working at Arctic Cat, in 2000 began working at Spee-Dee Delivery and has worked for UPS since 2014. Jason loved going to work every day and considered his co-workers as part of his family. On December 6, 2018 at 10:00 AM while driving his route, Jason began having vision troubles and he knew something was wrong. On December 8, 2018 he had surgery to remove a golf ball size tumor on his brain. His diagnosis was grade 4 glioblastoma multiforme along with gliosarcoma. He underwent six weeks of radiation, six months of chemotherapy and wore the optune cap until his second tumor was discovered and needed to be removed on April 12, 2019. After surgery he continued with another round of chemotherapy until a third tumor was discovered February 25, 2020. By March 31, 2020 the tumor had grown by 40% and the decision to stop treatment was made. He entered into home hospice care on April 16, 2020. Jason’s infectious smile, positive attitude and strong faith showed us all that during tough times, there is still hope. Throughout his journey, the amount of support Jason and his family received is a blessing and truly humbling.
Jason was a man of few words and many talents. He was a very kind and compassionate person who had a great sense of humor & wit about him. He was the kind of person who made you want to be a better person. He left a wonderful legacy on earth, touched so many hearts and showed what true love is all about.
His passion was cars. He was the president of the Street Wizards Car Club in Thief River Falls for eight years. He loved attending car shows, going on car cruises, sitting around talking shop, and would spend hours in his garage working on his cars. Jason was an amazing dance, football and basketball dad who was always in the stands cheering on McKenzie & Brenden. The family enjoyed attending Monster Jam events, going on Razor rides and just spending time together.
He was a member of Our Saviour’s Lutheran Church in Thief River Falls.
Survivors include his loving wife of almost 22 years, Jennifer; daughter, McKenzie; son, Brenden all of Thief River Falls; parents, Gene (Kari) Miller of Hallock, MN and Patty (Steve) Lyson of Welch, MN; siblings, Christy (Rich Anderson) Wheeler of Viking, MN, Savannah (James) Wateland of Devils Lake, ND; grandparents, Sharon Brahosky of Thief River Falls, Avis Hagen of Lake Bronson, MN, Herb & Jan Lyson of Woodbury, MN, and Ben Hible of AZ; and many other relatives and friends.
He is preceded in death by grandparents, Morris & Signe Miller, John Brahosky, Alden Hagen and Elaine Hible; and brothers-in-law, Jason Wheeler and Rick Ward.