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MILLER, Anson 1860-1941

MILLER, STRICKLER, SCHWARK

Posted By: Tammy (email)
Date: 1/3/2011 at 13:46:50

Anson Miller Dies Thursday At Hospital

Was One of Early residents of Grundy County; Came Here with His Parents in Covered Wagon 72 Years Ago

Ans Miller, who came to Grundy county with his parents in a covered wagon 72 years ago, died in a Marshalltown hospital last Thursday from old age and other complications. He was 80 years, 9 months and 28 days old.

The Miller family acquired a home in Melrose township and the son Anson spent all of his life there. He never married and made his home with his parents during their lifetime. Following their death he lived alone. All of his active life was spent on the farm. He had a wide acquaintance in the west part of the county and was held in high regard by them.

Funeral services were held at 3 o'clock Sunday afternoon at the Ivester church in charge of Rev. E. M. Frantz. The music was furnished by a men's quartet composed of Wayne Albright, Junior Albright, Myles Albright and Dale Button. Pallbearers were Elias Moats, Wes Moats, Harry Cakerice, E. J. Gohner, Orla Dinnes and Frank Sheller. Flowers were in charge of Mrs. Gerald Ralston and Arlene Miller.

Burial was in Ivester cemetery.

Relatives attending services from away were Mrs. Eva Miller, Ernest, Glen and Wilmer Miller, E. W. Roupe, Mr. & Mrs. Delbert Milton of Austin, Minn., and Mr. and Mrs. R. R. Adams and sons Thomas and Sidney of Linden, Iowa.

Mr. Miller was one of seven children and is survived by a sister, Mrs. B. J. Strickler, who at the present time is ill at her home in Conrad. A foster-sister, Mrs. Nellie Schwark of Sioux Falls, So. Dak.; also a number of nieces and nephews.

Mr. Miller was a regular attendant at Ivester church services until his hearing became greatly impaired. He spent many hours sitting in his chair singing hymns he had learned in his younger days.

He often expressed his gratitude and appreciation of the friends and neighbors who did so much for him. During his last illness he repeated again and again that their kindness had never been forgotten.

The relatives at this time wish to thank one and all who through the years helped in so many ways to make his life happier and a little less lonely.


 

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