Debra Sue Miller, 56, died on Aug. 15, 2010. Her funeral services will be held at 2 p.m. today at First United Methodist Church in Stillwater, Okla. Strode Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.
Condolences may be e-mailed to the family and an online obituary may be viewed by visiting www.strodefh.com.
Deb was born June 27, 1954 in Milwaukee, Wis., the daughter of Frank and Marie Schramm (Hurula). She grew up near the town of Grandview, Wis., where she graduated high school in 1972. She served in the United States Army where she recognized and applied her passion for health services. In 1981, she graduated magna cum laude from Texas Women's University in Denton, Texas, with a bachelor's degree in physical therapy. On March 7, 1987, she married Steven Francis Miller in Carol Stream, Ill. In 1989, she earned her Master of Business Administration (MBA) from Keller Graduate School of Management. In 1990, she was blessed with the birth of her son, Neil Thomas Miller.
Deb had many passions. These included her Christian faith, family, health and fitness, the Boy Scouts and Stillwater Swimming.
A member of Salem Lutheran Church, Deb served on the Church Council, led the Campus Ministry and taught confirmation. She was also very active with the "Moms in Touch" group, serving Stillwater's youth. As a physical therapist, she served her patients at Total Health, Stillwater Medical Center and Hands on Therapy. She enjoyed being a very active athlete, daily either running and/or biking with her husband and friends. Adventure was also in her blood, serving and camping with the Boy Scouts of Troop 818 in Stillwater, Okla., and Pack 48 of Palatine, Ill. Some of her most memorable outings included: Philmont 715-J1, Boundary Waters, Tres Ritos, the Ouachita Trek and Will Rogers Summer Camp. She could also be found running the clock at the YMCA during swim meets and the Special Olympics.
Deb was Steve's soul-mate, the loving mother of Neil Thomas Miller, as well as a friend to all who knew her. She will be greatly missed.
She was preceded by her father Frank and brother Jeff.
Deb is survived by her husband Steve, son Neil, mother Marie Martin, three brothers, Jack, Timothy and Thomas.