Sylvia Miles
1934 - 2021
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Sylvia Miles

Sioux Falls - Sylvia Miles, of Sioux Falls, SD, passed away peacefully on Monday, January 11, 2021 at Ava's House Hospice, just three days before her 87th birthday. She had been a resident of Prince of Peace Nursing Home for the past three years. Her funeral service will be Friday, January 15 at 1:00 p.m. at Miller Funeral Home in downtown Sioux Falls, with burial following at Woodlawn Cemetery. Visitation with family and friends will be Thursday, January 14 from 5 to 7 p.m. at the funeral home.

Sylvia Arlene Haugse was born January 14, 1934 in Florence, MN, to Albert and Isabelle (Ronning) Haugse. She was the second of seven children. She graduated from Tyler, MN High School and received her teaching degree from Augustana College in Sioux Falls. She spent many years as a teacher and educator in the Sioux Falls Public Schools.

She was united in marriage to Harold L. Miles on June 20, 1959 at Christ the King Catholic Church, where they were members for many years. Their family grew to include one daughter, Jennifer Miles, and two grandchildren, Andrew Ruf and Jessica Ruf.

Also grateful for having shared her life are her siblings, Audrey DeWitt (Sioux Falls), A. Leonard Haugse (Ohio), Kenneth Haugse (Sioux Falls), Yvonne Silvis (Florida), and their spouses and families, along with many other relatives and dear friends. Sylvia was preceded in death by her husband Harold on May 22, 2012, her parents, and siblings Jim Haugse and Janet Kaufman.

Sylvia was a Type 1 diabetic for 58 years. Memorials may be directed to the Juvenile Diabetes Research Fund.

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Published in Argus Leader from Jan. 12 to Jan. 13, 2021.
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January 13, 2021
Jennifer & family,
I was saddened to see your mother’s passing. I have many memories of her and uncle Harold visiting mom& dads place and they were so nice to be. I’m sorry I won’t be able to attend services I’m currently out of town & won’t be back in time. Your mother was one of the nicest ladies I ever knew, always had a smile and so kind.
May god give you & your family comfort in the days ahead.
Audrey abbott
January 12, 2021
So sorry, Jennifer, Andrew and Jessica. A lovely lady who now joins her loving husband and other family members in heaven. May she Rest In Peace always.
Mary Kay Garry
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