Marie Alena (Klavetter) Miller of 3 Pinewood Drive, Glenville NY passed away
peacefully in her home early on Christmas morning of 2017 with her husband
at her bedside. She had been in Hospice care for several weeks following a
lengthy hospital stay. Her life was celebrated on December 29th at a memorial
Mass at St. Joseph’s church in Schenectady, NY with her immediate family and
friends living locally attending.
Marie was born in Plainview, Minnesota, graduating from Plainview High School
in 1959, and worked as a surgical technician at hospitals in Rochester, MN
and Cincinnati, Ohio. She married Harold E. Miller in 1967, and they lived in
Cincinnati and Greenville, SC before moving to Schenectady in 1976. She was
a member of St. Joseph’s Church in Schenectady for the past 14 years. During
her life in Schenectady, she was a volunteer usher at Proctor’s Theatre for
over 25 years, volunteered at the Glencliff school library, and was active in
several quilt guilds: Q.U.I.L.T., Inc. of Delmar, NY, Q.U.I.L.T.S.  of Schenectady
and the Quilt North guild of Saratoga County, NY. She enjoyed travel in the
US, Europe and Asia.
She is survived by her husband, Harold, sons Edward of Plainville, MA and
Robert of Golden, CO; 3 grandchildren, Evan, Emma and Makenzie; 5 siblings,
Catherine Klingerman of Stewartville, Robert (Julie) Klavetter of Theilman,
Nancy (Scott) Otey of Centennial, CO., Patricia (Mike) Burgdorf of Plainview
and Joseph (Rhonda) Klavetter of Rochester. She is preceded in death by her
parents, Meade R Klavetter and Doris (Hall) Klavetter, of Plainview, MN.
A second Memorial Mass will be Friday, April 6, 11:00 a.m. at St. Joachim
Catholic Church in Plainview with Father William Becker officiating. Burial will
be at the St. Joachim Catholic Cemetery. Visitation is Friday, 10:00 a.m. till the
time of the service at the church.
Schad & Zabel Funeral Home, 57 3rd St SW, Plainview, MN, 55964, 507-534-
2003
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