Press Release: Former Mayor Jerre Miller Dies at Age 84 After Lifetime of Service to City of Hopkins

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Hopkins, MN Hopkins, MN – Former Hopkins Mayor and City Attorney Jerre Miller passed away Jan. 23 at age 84. Miller spent nearly his entire career serving the City in various capacities.

Miller was born and raised in Hopkins, graduating from Hopkins High School in 1950. He received his bachelor’s degree from St. John’s University and his law degree from William Mitchell College of Law, and began working as an attorney in 1962.

Miller began his tenure as a public servant for the City of Hopkins in 1966 when he served on the Planning Commission. In 1969, he served as a member of City Council and was later elected as mayor of Hopkins, a role that he held from 1975 to 1981. Following his time as mayor, Miller worked as the city attorney for Hopkins from 1984 until his retirement.

“Jerre loved Hopkins and was actively involved, offering his wise advice and counsel to many boards, commissions and organizations, until his passing,” said Hopkins Mayor Molly Cummings. “The City has lost a true icon and will never sparkle in quite the same way without his input, smile and sense of humor.”

Funeral services will be held Friday, Jan. 27, beginning at 11 a.m., at St Gabriel’s Church, 1310 Mainstreet, Hopkins. A visitation will be at the church one hour before. In lieu of flowers, memorials are preferred to St John’s University, the Hopkins Historical Society or a charity of choice.  

More information is available in an obituary on the Star Tribune website.




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