In Memory

Sally Miller

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Sally Beal, 67, North Mankato, MN went to her eternal home on Saturday, July 7, 2018 after a 2 year struggle with cancer.

Sally was born Marcella Mae Miller to Leonard and Lucille (Muellerleile) Miller on their 13th wedding anniversary, May 16, 1951. She was the ninth of fourteen children. Sally graduated from Mankato High School in 1969 with the greater share of classmates as “friends”. She attended and graduated from Mankato State University while working for Bachman’s Floral, Midtex, Valley Bank of North Mankato and then Taylor Corporations.

Visitation will be Saturday, July 14, 2018 from 3:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m. at Northview-North Mankato Mortuary and Sunday, July 15, 2018 from 12:30 p.m. to 2:00 p.m. with a service beginning at 2:00 p.m. also at Northview-North Mankato Mortuary.

Sally married John Beal at ISJ Hospital on Jan 22, 1972. She loved and cared for John for 43 years. After working 30 years for Taylor Companies she retired on May 1, 2015 planning to stay home and care for John who then passed away on May 3rd, 2015. Her focus then shifted to helping care for John’s mother Cyrilla Beal. For the next 10 months Sally searched and prayed for the what would be her next adventure when she was given a cancer diagnosis. Sally then went into her two plus year journey of living with cancer.

Sally loved crafting, specifically crocheting, she played softball and went on her annual weekend retreat with her NitWit friends. She was very involved with her friends of faith and helped organize “Sisters in Grace” in Mankato. She loved the Lord Jesus and could not wait for her day to go Home to be with Him. Sally lead many on their walk with Jesus and was truly loved by family and friends.

Sally is survived by four brothers, Tom (Joey) Miller, Ed (Sandy) Miller, both of Elysian, MN, Tony (Becky) Miller, Mankato, MN, Dennis Miller, Cleveland, MN and eight sisters, Mary (Dean) Wrucke, Daytona Beach, FL, Peg Johannsen, St. Clair, MN, Rita (Lee) Ulferts, Brooklyn Park, MN, Gerri (Kevin) Hermanson, Kasota, MN, Donna (Neal) Cutler, Heber City, UT, Barb (John) Hanson, Terri (Dennis) Wasinger and Julie (Tom) Hiniker all of Mankato, MN. Brothers-in-law, Bob (Susan) Beal, Four Seasons, MO and Dan Beal, Minneapolis, MN. Sally had many treasured nieces and nephews and grand nieces and grand nephews.

Sally was preceded in death by her husband, John Beal; parents, Len and Lucy Miller; brother, Timothy (George) Miller; sister-in-law, Linda (Timothy) Miller; brother-in-law, George Johannsen, brother-in-law Dale Baker and parents-in-law, Bill and Cyrilla Beal.

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07/09/18 10:47 PM #5    

Sue Crosbie

RIP my dear Sally.

07/10/18 10:53 AM #6    

Lynn Nordgren


I told you some of this in a card last year but want to share again here.

You were one of the genuinely nicest people I have ever met. You were so brave and patient throughout your life and gave of your time to others with compassion.  Thanks for the grace and kindness you shared with all. 

So sorry your life was shortened -  you will live on in the hearts of many.  We were all lucky to have met you.  

Now, you can rest.  

07/10/18 02:08 PM #7    

Miles Muller

Lynn, you put it very well.  John and Sally were both very special people, and I will always treasure having known them both.

Miles Muller

07/10/18 02:12 PM #8    

Stafford Harder

Sally was a wonderful person who lived her faith in Christ. I didn’t deserve such a great assistant as her when I was President of Carlson Craft. We worked together for twenty years. I prayed for her many months, but God chose to take her home. She has many rewards awaiting her. I thank God I knew her as a friend, a classmate and a sister in Christ.
Listen to Sally talk about her faith and journey through her illness here:

07/11/18 11:08 AM #9    

Charles McNear

You're in a much better place now Sally. RIP

07/11/18 12:50 PM #10    

John Apitz

A bright and cheerful light has gone out, but what a blessing it was to be near it in these swift passing years.

Sally set a standrd among us for enthusiasm, compassion, and self-sacrifice.  Few measured up, but you could not help but want to try when you in Sally's company.  If there was work to be done on one of our reunions, Sally always volunteered.  If there was a classmate who struggled, Sally offered comfort and often a prayer to ease the pain and renew the strength.  And, always with that honest, warm, knowing smile.

To be Sally's friend was not hard, and it was always rewarding.  She shared herself beyond a full measure with many of us and, certainly, with the man she stood beside for so many years.  We were all blessed.  Thank-you, Sally!


07/12/18 08:00 AM #11    

Greg Mathison

I agree with everyone's comments. Sally and John lived a life of love and service to the Lord and others. I met John when I worked at Kost Ambulance, taking him to Immanuel Hospital and home several times. Sally and John were married the same day as Pat (Cashman) and I, by the same priest, Father Halloran, so that was a special memory. Their devotion to each other was amazing--and now they get to continue that in Heaven. 

Greg Mathison

07/13/18 07:38 PM #12    

Dave Priem

God bless, your in a better place, your pain is gone. Rest in peace.

07/16/18 08:54 AM #13    

Brad Minkel

Sally had such a beautiful and gentle spirit. Her strength and courage certainly impacted many of us.

RIP sweet lady.

08/24/18 01:44 PM #14    

Kevin Cedergren

I remember Sally as a kind and friendly person. She always said “hi” to all she knew or came actoss

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