‘Beloved face’ of Taco John’s dies

April 12, 2018

The owners and staff of Taco John’s in Sioux Falls are mourning the death of their former longtime hostess.

Verna Miller, 96, died Wednesday at Ava’s House Hospice. She worked at the restaurant’s Minnesota Avenue location for 17 years, retiring at 94.

Miller worked over the lunch hour, bringing orders to customers and keeping the dining room clean. Known for chatting with customers and warning them not to burn their mouth on Potato Oles, Miller took the bus to work and started the job at age 77 to keep busy after her husband died.

“Verna touched so many lives and made such a difference in so many lives,” the company wrote in a Facebook post, sharing the news of her death.

Obituary information posted on George Boom Funeral Home’s website  describes her as “the beloved face of the Taco John’s on Minnesota Avenue for 17 years.”

‘Beloved face’ of Taco John’s dies

Verna Miller, who worked at Taco John’s on South Minnesota Avenue until she was 94, died Wednesday.

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