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Our Staff

Our staff is comprised of dedicated and licensed professionals with the experience to answer all your questions regarding our services. Please feel free to contact any of our staff members at any time.

Steven Anderson

Steven Anderson

Manager/Licensed Funeral Director

Steven was raised in Brooklyn Park, and his first job was bagging groceries at Holiday Foods in Fridley. He worked at the Fridley Target until graduating from Park Center High School in 1980. 

Steve attended the University of Minnesota in search of a medical degree. While going to college, he worked at Hennepin County Medical Center on an Oncology Unit. This experience helped him understand some of the pain and suffering that individuals endure and the loss that families encounter while struggling with the effects of cancer and death. Because of the life changing experiences he had with these individuals and their family members, Steve changed his educational direction and in 1985, registered for the Mortuary Science Program at the University of Minnesota. After graduating from the University of Minnesota in 1987, Steve joined the Miller family and has been with them since that time. 

Steve and his wife Monie were married in 1985 and they live on a small hobby farm just north of Anoka. Steve and Monie are very actively involved with their children and with their church. 

Our team here works very hard and often times very long, with compassion, sincerity, and integrity, to meet the needs of those who chose to use our home in the disposition of their loved one’s remains.


Mark Stohlberg

Mark Stohlberg

Licensed Funeral Director

Mark was born in Fresno, California to a pastor’s family, and he lived most of his life in the Twin Cities area. Mark attended Minnehaha Academy, North Park College and the University of Minnesota where graduated with a Bachelor’s Degree in Mortuary Science.

Mark has one daughter Gretchen, and her husband Chris; two sons, Devin and Chris; and two grandsons, Aidan and Logan. Mark is an active member of Salem Covenant Church in New Brighton. He enjoys spending time with his children and grandchildren, as well as church activities, including singing in the church choir.


Kayla Sommerfeld

Kayla Sommerfeld

Licensed Funeral Director

Kayla joined the staff at Miller Funeral Home in July of 2015. Kayla graduated from the University of Minnesota in 2015 with a Bachelor of Science Degree in Mortuary Science.

Kayla was born and raised in Litchfield, Minnesota, and she graduated from Litchfield High School in 2012. 

In her personal time, Kayla enjoys spending time outdoors with family and friends, especially snowmobiling during the winter months, and boating during the summer months. Kayla is an active member of Zion Lutheran Church.


Kelly Taylor

Kelly Taylor

Funeral Director

Kelly has been in funeral service for over 15 years. During his time in this profession, he has served families of all faiths across the country and the world. 

He grew up and graduated from school in Anoka, Minnesota. Aside from his degree in Mortuary Science from the University of Minnesota, he also holds a Bachelor’s degree in Music Education, a Master’s degree in Education, and is licensed to teach music (K-12 Instrumental) in the state of MN. Kelly has a variety of performance and teaching experience in music. He has performed with Drum and Bugle Corps all over the US and Canada for audiences of several hundred thousand. As an educator, Kelly has taught in several school districts and with marching band programs all over the state of MN, serving from consultant to program director. He also has been active in the Minnesota Percussion Association, serving on the board of directors as 2nd Vice President and President.

Kelly is married to his wife, Stacy, and has two boys, Drew and Alex, who are finishing high school in Coon Rapids. When he is not at the funeral home, he enjoys being at the cabin, hunting, fishing, composing and performing as a percussionist or bass player.

He is excited to begin his contribution to the rich heritage and ongoing success of Miller Funeral Home & Choice Cremation in the communities of Fridley, Mounds View, Columbia Heights and New Brighton. He brings a depth of funeral experience that was gained working in the metro area.  He is dedicated to the families he serves and is proud to help honor the lives of those who have passed.


Monie Anderson

Monie Anderson

Pre-Arrangement Specialist

Monie became interested in assisting families plan ahead when the need became evident with her own parents. Coming from a family of six children, she knew how difficult it would have been to deal with the loss of her parents with no advance funeral planning in place.

Monie has been assisting families with funeral pre-planning since 2000 and she currently holds her resident license to assist families with the numerous decisions involved in the process. With Monie's years of experience, she is able to confidently help families experience the value of a pre-planned funeral service.

Monie and her husband Steve enjoy spending time with their children and grandchildren.  When Monie is not at the funeral home, she is caring for her various animals on their hobby farm.


Julie Knobbe

Office Assistant

Julie joined the staff at Miller in 2016. She was born and raised on a farm in Monona, Iowa.

Julie has one son, Lance who is married with four children...making Julie a very happy Grandmother.

Julie and her husband, Wayne reside in Friendly Fridley and she is so thrilled to be working with families in her hometown of Fridley.

Julie enjoys walking her dogs, visiting grandchildren, time with friends, and travel with her husband.


Mark Waznik

Mark Waznik

Funeral Assistant

Mark has been a part of the team at Miller Funeral Home since 2007.

After working with Kim for some time, Mark soon found out that he enjoyed contributing to the experience of celebrating the life of people’s loved ones. Creating the “just right” atmosphere is quite rewarding to Mark, knowing that families appreciate the care and consideration they receive.

Mark is present at many of the services and visitations through Miller Funeral Home, and he also helps prepare many of the details beforehand.

Mark and his wife, Holly live in Coon Rapids.


Dave Ongstad

Dave Ongstad

Funeral Assistant

Dave grew up in Fridley, Minnesota, and has been associated with Miller Funeral Home for over 30 years. He attended college at the University of Minnesota Duluth.

Dave has three adult sons also living in the Twin Cities, and his hobbies include hunting, fishing, and collecting classic cars.

Aside from working with the staff at Miller Funeral Home, Dave also works part-time at a treatment center for troubled teens.


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