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MILLER, Linneaus E. 1855-1931


Posted By: Tammy (email)
Date: 8/28/2015 at 18:11:22

L. E. Miller, Early Grundy Resident, Died Sunday

Came To Grundy County 62 Years Ago and Remained Continually

Linneaus Elmer Miller passed away at his home at Ivester Sunday morning, June 7, 1931, at the age of 76 years, 1 months and 8 days. Mr. Miller had been failing in health for some time, having been under the doctor's care for the past two years, but his death was due mainly to a general wearing out of the physical body.

The deceased was born in Carroll county, Illinois, April 29, 1855. He was the oldest of seven children. In 1869 he came with his parents to make his home in Grundy county and settled with his parents on a farm just a mile north and two miles west of the Ivester church.

On April 7, 1881 he was united in marriage to Alice Orlla Strickler. On April 7, 1931, Mr. and Mrs. Miller very quietly celebrated the golden anniversary. To this happy union four children were born, Irven, Lauretta, Grace and Alva.

Having come to this county in an early day and having spent all of his life in this immediate vicinity, he is very generally known by everyone in the community. He was a man faithful to whatever duty might be placed upon him and was held in the highest esteem by all who knew him. As an evident of this confidence the Ivester church called him to the ministry some forty years ago, shortly after his affiliation with the church, and he served well during the period when the church was served by the free ministry. He also evidenced his love for his church by faithfully performing the duties of janitor at the church for many years until his health would no longer permit such duties.

He is survived by his wife, the children, Grace and Alva of Eldora; Irven, of Traer; and Mrs. Lauretta Olmstead of Des Moines; two brothers and a sister, Anson, Will and Susie, fifteen grandchildren, six great-grandchildren and a host of other relatives and friends.

The funeral services were held at the Ivester church Tuesday afternoon, June 9. Rev. D. C. Gnagy, the pastor, was in charge. A quartet, Glen Sheller, Mrs. Frank Lamb, Mrs. I. L. Cakerice, and Wayne Kinney sang "In the Sweet Bye and Bye" and "Jesus Lover of My Soul."

Elmer Wolfe, Frank Gohner, Frank Sheller, Harry Sheller, Adam Messer, and S. E. Moats were the pall-bearers. Burial was made in the family lot at the Sheller cemetery.

--The Grundy Register (Grundy Center, Iowa), 11 June 1931, pg 1


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