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MILLER, Fred M. Jr. 1903-1966


Posted By: Tammy (email)
Date: 6/22/2014 at 09:07:39

Funeral Tuesday At Wellsburg For Fred M. Miller Jr.

Funeral services for Fred M. Miller Jr., 63, were held at 3 p.m. Tuesday at the Doyen Funeral Home in Wellsburg, with Rev. Gideon Wolbrink officiating.

Burial was in the Wellsburg Reformed church cemetery.

Military rites were conducted by the local American Legion, Amvets and Grundy County Barracks No. 418 of World War I Veterans.

Mr. Miller passed away Friday evening at the Veteran's Hospital in New Orleans, La. of a heart attack.

Special music for the service was provided by the Ladies Quartet consisting of Mrs. Irwin Abels, Mrs. Douglas Geerdes, Mrs. Robert Valentine and Mrs. Harris Peters. Accompanist was Miss Marcella Neessen.

Casket bearers were Bryan Huisman, Ray Snittjer, Virgil Claassen, Thomas Claassen, Clarence Geerdes and Henry Dean Geerdes.

Mr. Miller was born on March 17, 1903, in Wellsburg, the son of Mr. and Mrs. Fred M. Miller, Sr., nee Julia Gereke. He received his education in the Wellsburg schools.

In 1928 he was married to Noma Riser. To this union three children were born, two sons, Junior Edward and Darrell and one daughter Charlaine. Their marriage later ended in divorce.

He was a veteran of World War II, having entered the service on October 12, 1942, and was discharged February 26, 1943. For the past 16 years, he had made his home in New Orleans, La.

Those who survive him are one son Darrell Miller of Iowa Falls, one daughter, Charlaine, Mrs. Gordon Daleske of Steamboat Rock, his step-mother, Mrs. Fred M. Miller Sr. of Marshalltown, three sisters and two brothers, Frances, Mrs. Glen Smith of Grinnell, Mrs. Helen Simbides of Marshalltown, Heike H. Miller of Spirit Lake, Mrs. Mae Murphy of Hampton, Warren R. Miller of Grinnell, five grandchildren and a host of other relatives and friends.

Those who preceded him in death were his mother, in 1906, his father on January 12, 1966, one son, Junior Edward, April 26, 1947, and one sister, Mrs. Julia Scarr.

--The Grundy Register/Wellsburg Herald (Grundy Center, Iowa), 14 April 1966, pg 9


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