MILLER, Rena 1896-1984
MILLER, ROSS, SWYTER
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Date: 1/12/2017 at 08:53:37
Rites Held For Rena Miller
Mrs. Rena E. Miller passed away at 3 p.m. Tuesday, February 21, at the Sartori Memorial Hospital in Cedar Falls.
Funeral services were held at the United Methodist Church, Dike, on Friday, February 24, at 1:30 p.m. Rev. Shirley Textor officiated.
Craig DeBerg sang "How Great Thou Art" and "The Old Rugged Cross." He was accompanied by Mrs. Alice Mayer, who also played selected numbers for the prelude and postlude.
The casketbearers were Evert Heikens, Ben Primus, LeRoy Harms, William Bakker, Willard Riekena and LaVerne Bakker.
The ushers were Jack Heritage and John Volberding. Mrs. John Volberding and Mrs. Jack Heritage were in charge of the floral arrangements.
The committal service was held immediately following the funeral service. Relatives and friends were invited to remain at the church following the service for a period of Christian fellowship and refreshments.
Interment was in the Stout Cemetery, Stout.
Mrs. Miller was born on August 3, 1896, on a farm northwest of Wellsburg in Grundy county. She attained the age of 87 years, six months and 18 days. She was the daughter of Evert and Steena Swyter Ross. She grew up on the family farm near Wellsburg.
On February 16, 1923, at Wellsburg, she was united in marriage to John E. Miller. After their marriage, they lived in the Wellsburg and Stout areas, moving to Dike in 1942. Her husband passed away on August 3, 1955.
She lived in the Albert's apt. building for 39 years. She lived in the Dike Senior Citizen Housing Unit for 2 1/2 months, and became a resident of Beverly Manor in Grundy Center on November 12, 1983.
She was active in the Senior Citizen's Group in Dike.
She was preceded in death by her parents, husband, three brothers and six sisters.
She is survived by her son, Edward J. Miller of Dike; one sister, Mrs. Dena Harms of Wellsburg and by three grandchildren.
A memorial fund has been established.
The Dike Funeral Chapel, Dike, was in charge of the arrangements.
--The Grundy Register (Grundy Center, Iowa), 1 March 1984, pg 8
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