James-Miles-Obituary

In Memory Of

James Gillespie Miles

Minneapolis, Minnesota

Guest Book

Steven Miles

May 03, 2012 | Minneapolis, MN

Steve Miles Funeral Remarks.
The family thanks all of you for joining us to memorialize the life of James Miles.
This is a time when many people act as if their lives are measured by how much they amass. My Dad knew that when the bell tolls, our lives are remembered by their answer to the question, “How has the community been bettered by your sojourn here?�
We are surrounded by Jim's answers.
There is a children's hospital.
There is a nature preserve with a...

April 28, 2012

A gentle and great soul. How lucky we are to have known him. Respect and Love, Julia

Gary Schoener

April 28, 2012 | Minneapolis, MN

It was a privilege to work with Jim in the early 1970's. His steadfast efforts are one of the main reasons we have a fine Children's hospital today. He even made it to the opening of the Arnold & Rusk Anderson Education Center at children's some months back. It was hard to see such a vital and energetic man slowed so much by his medical issues, but there was still a spark in his eye when we talked. Warmest wishes to all of you.

Nathan "Mick" Haverstock

April 27, 2012 | Oberlin, OH

He gave new meaning to the term "Brother-in-law" --generous,caring,inspirational, and blessed with a remarkably keen and sustaining sense of humor.

Kelsy

April 27, 2012

To my beloved Boppa: You will be dearly missed by your loved ones. You were an incredible man and an inspiring role model. I've learned so much from you throughout the years- from lessons in life, to how to nurture the earth, to how to conduct good business. Thank you for everything. I can't express how grateful I am for being a part of your life. You will be in my heart forever and I will always remember our wonderful times together. Thank you for making me smile and for being such a...

Kelsy

April 27, 2012

The wonderful Boppa and Mamma, with their granddaughter Kelsy.

April 27, 2012

I learned many life-long lessons from my father-in-law. Miss you. Rest in Peace. Kenneth

April 27, 2012

Papa Roo, I LOVE YOU. Papa Roo, I MISS YOU. YOU WERE MY HERO. You were the most kind, loving, loyal, hard working, ethical, intelligent, caring, funny, generous, wonderful, forward-thinking-yet-old-fashioned, community-spirited, amazing person I have ever known. Thank you for being the best dad in the whole world. Know that we will take good care of mom, your loyal, loving partner of 63 years who is missing you, the LOVE of her life, very deeply. My LOVE and RESPECT for YOU will never...

April 27, 2012

It was an honor to know Jim, an extraordinary man that lived an extraordinary life. My thoughts and sympathies go out to the entire Miles family. -Clev Peters

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James Miles passed away in Minneapolis, Minnesota. Obit is featured in Star Tribune.