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Eugene "Gene" Miller

February 27, 2018
Emmetsburg News

A Mass of Christian Burial was held for Eugene Miller on Monday, Feb. 28, 2018 at Holy Family Catholic Church in?Emmetsburg. Father Clem Currans officiated.

Interment was in St. John's Catholic Cemetery in Emmetsburg. Gene was buried with Military Rites courtesy of V.F.W. Post #2295 of Emmetsburg. Martin-Mattice Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.

Eugene "Gene" Miller, son of John and Mary (Wagner) Miller, was born April 28, 1926 in Mallard. He received his education in Curlew, graduating in 1944. On March 29, 1946, Gene enlisted in the United States Army. He was honorably discharged on Oct. 3, 1947.

On Sept. 7, 1946 Gene was united in marriage to Betty Blighton in Emmetsburg. To this union six children were born.

Gene was employed for John Deere, as a parts man for over 35 years. He then worked at Wigdahl Hardware for 10 years before retiring.

Gene was a member of St. Thomas Catholic Church in Emmetsburg where he served on several boards. He was one of the first lay ministers that were allowed to distribute Holy Communion. He was later a member of Holy Family Catholic Church.

Gene enjoyed his card club which he had been a member of for over 22 years. He was an avid baseball fan and was especially fond of the Yankees.

Gene passed away Thursday, Feb. 22, 2018, at the Palo Alto County Hospital in Emmetsburg at the age 91. He was preceded in death by his parents; an infant son, Larry Gene Miller; two brothers, Ray Miller and Ed Miller; and one sister, Nora Enderton.

He is survived by his wife, Betty Miller of Emmetsburg; his children, Barbara Miller of Cedar Rapids, Mary Ann Osborn (Sam) of Cedar Rapids, Tom Miller (Vickie) of Spencer, Helen Grage (Rolland) of Perry, and Ann Leymaster (Mike) of Cedar Rapids; three grandchildren, Rachel Palermo (Mike), Sarah Taylor (Jake) and William Grage; three great grandchildren, Emily Palermo, Sam and Matt Taylor; a sister, Mary Wolterman of Spirit Lake; as well as many other relatives and friends.

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