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MILLER, Leo V. 1922-2017


Posted By: Tammy (email)
Date: 2/24/2019 at 18:37:09

Leo Vern Miller, 94, of Springfield, Missouri passed away at Glendale Gardens Nursing and Rehab on March 23, 2017. He was born to Charles Edward and Dora Brown Miller on June 9, 1922 in Kelley, Iowa. He grew up in central Iowa and lived his adolescence and teen years with the Pfantz family in rural State Center, Iowa. Leo was an Army veteran of World War II, serving from September, 1942 through October 1945 in the European Theater. Later, he worked at the Lenox Furnace Company in Marshalltown, Iowa where he met Doris Mae Stover. They were married in Marshalltown on May 7, 1949.

Leo operated his own business, Millerís Welding and Repair, in Conrad, Iowa before moving to Springfield, Missouri in 1972 where he was employed by Evangel College. In retirement, he enjoyed doing odd jobs and repair work for friends and neighbors and traveling with Doris.
He was preceded in death by his wife, Doris Miller, his parents, wife Violet (Witte) Miller (birth mother of Jerry Miller), seven brothers and sisters, Evelyn Miller, Jewell Miller Flockhart, Mary Miller Chance, Claude Miller, Paul Miller, Ross Miller, Almond Gene Miller, and foster brother, Kenneth Pfantz.

He is survived by his three sons, Jerry (Donna) Miller, Independence, KY, Lynn Miller, Ames, IA, Greg (Angela) Miller, Athens, GA, his daughter, Debra Miller, Springfield, MO, his great niece, Gina Dauphinais (Barry) Copeland, Carlinville, IL, and foster sister, Eloise (Don) Severidt, Des Moines, IA, 8 grandchildren and 9 great grandchildren.

A brief memorial celebration was held at Glendale Gardens, Springfield, MO, on Wednesday, March 29, 2017. A time for family and friends to celebrate his life will be at 1:30 p.m., Saturday, June 10, 2017 at Anderson Funeral Homes, 405 W. Main St., Marshalltown. A ceremony with military color guard to honor his service during WW II will follow at the cemetery in Conrad.

Memorial contributions can be made to Schweitzer Methodist Parish Visiting Ministry, 2747 E. Sunshine St., Springfield, Missouri 65804.

--Anderson Funeral Homes (www.andersonfhs.com)


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