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MILLER, William D. 1886-1966


Posted By: Tammy (email)
Date: 10/2/2015 at 12:07:48

W. D. Miller Died Suddenly Thursday

William D. Miller, who had resided on a farm in Grundy county more than 50 years, died at the Grundy hospital Thursday night shortly after he was stricken at his farm home three miles west of Grundy Center. He had tried to get his car out of a soft spot near his garage. The over-exertion in trying to push the car is believed to have brought on the stroke. His sister, Miss Marian Miller, who had been making her home with her brother, saw him keel over and she rushed to his side. She immediately called a doctor and the Ferree ambulance and Mr. Miller was taken to the hospital. He was still conscious, but he was unable to speak. Death followed very shortly after he reached the hospital. The body was taken to the Ferree funeral home where arrangements were made.

Services were held at the Methodist church in Grundy Center Monday afternoon. Burial was in the Grundy Center cemetery. Rev. Harold Sparks, pastor of the Grundy Center Methodist church, officiated at the services.

Mr. Miller was born at Fairfield, Iowa, November 18, 1886, and grew up in the Fairfield vicinity. He was a son of Mr. and Mrs. John Miller

Married in Grundy Center, March 5, 1912
William Miller and Ethel Plager were married in Grundy Center, March 5, 1912. They spent the first year of their married life on a farm near Plainfield, after which they returned to Grundy county and moved to a farm at Hickory Grove west of Grundy Center where they resided continuously until the time of their death. Mrs. Miller died December 13, 1961.

News of Mr. Miller's death was heard with deep regret by his many friends in Grundy county. He had been an active member of the Grundy County Farm Bureau since its organization in the county. He was an active member of the Methodist church.

Survivors include a son, John, of Clive, three daughters, Miss Alice Miller of Milwaukee, Wis., Mrs. Francis (Dorothy) Winslow, Grundy Center, and Mrs. Francis (Celestine) Persinger, of Grundy Center.

Other survivors are eight grandchildren and three great-grandchildren, two brothers, Carlyle Miller, Clarksville, Iowa; Kenneth Miller, Reynoldsburg, Ohio.

--The Grundy Register (Grundy Center, Iowa), 17 February 1966, pg 8


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