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Gary A. Miller

MILLER, GRETENCORD, VOLKERT, STREHL, ROSSITER, GREY, FORBES

Posted By: Megan Ciha (email)
Date: 1/8/2021 at 16:23:34

Rev. Gary A. Miller, 64, of Coralville, Iowa, went home to be with the Lord on Monday, January 4, 2021 after a battle with Covid-19.

Funeral services will be on Friday, January 8, 2021, at 12 noon at Grace Fellowship Church in Iowa City where he pastored for 29 years. A good friend and church member, Rev. Gerald Knock, will be officiating. Visitation will be at the church from 10 a.m. to 12 p.m. prior to the service. There will be no burial service. In lieu of flowers memorial donations may be sent to Grace Fellowship Church in his memory. To share a thought memory or condolence please visit the funeral home website @ www.gayandciha.com. The services will be livestreamed for friends and extended family. Please share your support and memories with Gary’s family and find a link to the livestream details on his Livestream Link at www.gayandciha.com under obituaries.

Gary was born on July 15, 1956, in Ottawa, Illinois. He is the son of Richard H. and Helen (Gretencord) Miller, Sr. and Elda (Forbes) Fife. He married Robin Rossiter on December 5, 1980. Gary graduated from IVCC in Oglesby, Illinois with an Associate’s Degree in Automotive Mechanics. He worked at Libbey Owens Ford in Ottawa, Illinois before moving to Broken Arrow, Oklahoma where he graduated from Rhema Bible Training Center in 1990 focusing on Pastoral Studies. He was a member of the Rhema Ministerial Association. He began a pastorate at Grace Fellowship Church in Iowa City, Iowa in August of 1992 and was pastoring there until he passed into glory.

Gary loved fishing, hunting and football. He was an avid history buff, loved studying his Bible and spending time with his church family. He was a coach for the Iowa City Kickers for 5 years. He enjoyed his daily phone calls with his brothers. And he especially loved his family. He was a devoted husband, father, grandfather and brother.

He is survived by his wife Robin; his son Ross (Amber) Miller of Fort Riley, KS; his daughter Kelli Miller of Los Angeles, CA; four grandchildren, Henry, August, William and Elizabeth Miller; his brothers Richard (Pat) Miller, Jr., Tom (Lorraine) Miller, and Bob (Brenda) Miller all of Ottawa, Illinois; two aunts, Betty Volkert and Carlene (Ed) Strehl; his mother-in-law Betty Rossiter, his sister in-law Sue Grey and many nieces and nephews.

He was preceded in death by his parents, grandparents Harry and Elenore Miller, Bessie Gretencord, and Miriam Forbes, many aunts and uncles, and his father-in-law Bob Rossiter and brother-in-law Mark Rossiter.

He will be greatly missed!

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