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Peterseim Funeral Home
Sunday September 29th, 2019
2:00pm - 6:00pm

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St. Mark's United Methodist Church
Monday September 30th, 2019
9:30am - 10:30am

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St. Mark's United Methodist Church
Monday September 30th, 2019

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Charles "Chip" Miller

A Celebration of Life for Charles E. “Chip” Miller, 78, of Iowa City, will be held Monday, September 30, 2019 at 10:30 AM at St. Mark’s United Methodist Church in Iowa City with Pastor Sarah Rohret officiating. Burial will be held at 1:30 PM at the Sharon Hill Cemetery in Kalona. Visitations will be held Sunday, September 29 from 2 - 6 PM at the Peterseim Funeral Home in Kalona and Monday from 9:30 until time of the service at the church. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be directed to the Alzheimer’s Association, Iowa City Hospice, or St. Mark’s United Methodist Men.

Charles Edward “Chip” Miller was born February 5, 1941 in rural Johnson County, the son of Paris and Lydia (Briskey) Miller. He attended Prairie Dale School in rural Kalona. On May 19, 1963 he was united in marriage to Karen Yoder at the Kalona United Methodist Church. Chip worked at Briskey Cabinets in Coralville, then owned and operated Miller DX station in Kalona and later moved into real estate sales for the next 40 years. In 2012 he was honored by the Iowa City Area Association of Realtors with a Lifetime Achievement Award. Chip served as President of the Old Capitol Sertoma Group and as a board member and fundraiser for Big Brothers and Big Sisters. He was a member of St. Mark’s UMC in Iowa City where he volunteered countless hours on committees and flipped countless pancakes to raise funds with the St. Mark’s United Methodist Men.

Survivors include his wife of 56 years, Karen of Iowa City; four children: Angela (David) Bywater of Iowa City, Deanna Miller of Iowa City, Jeffrey (Ashley) Miller of Asheville, NC, Jennifer (Brett) Johnson of Weaverville, NC; nine grandchildren: Emily, Megan and Adam Bywater, Elly, Sage, Betsy June and Charles “Charlie” Miller, Ben and Katie Johnson; four sisters: Anna Pfeiffer, Alma Hershberger, Sally (John) Hershberger, Marilyn (Derald) Bender, and a sister-in-law Ruby Miller all of Kalona and in-laws: Bev (Bill) Bauer of North Oaks, MN, Boni Yoder of Riverside, Jim Yoder and Cheri (Nathan) Miller of Kalona.

Preceding Chip in death were his parents, parents-in-law Monroe and Luella Yoder, an infant daughter, and four brothers: Owen, Henry, Milton and Robert Miller.

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Angie and David, so very sorry to hear about Chip's passing. He was a wonderful man. May you find peace in your loving memories of him. Char and John Maher

Char Maher Oct 2 2019 12:00 AM

I am thinking of your whole family at this sad time. I know your good memories will ease the loss. My sincere condolences. Sherri Zastrow

Sherri Zastrow Oct 1 2019 12:00 AM

Dear Karen and Family,I am so sorry to hear of Chip's passing. We had some great times double dating way back when.Heaven will be so much brighter to have received such a wonderful man.Remember the good times and I will pray for your peace and well being.I will be in touch, Karen.Joyce Spicher Craig

Joyce Spicher Craig Oct 1 2019 12:00 AM

I am so sorry to hear of Chips passing. He really crawled into my heart at Memory Cafe. I feel so blessed to have had him come into my life. I will never forget his twinkle in his eyes, and how he lit up when we played old music. A beautiful soul! So sorry I didnt hear until today, or I would have came to honor him. Take care, and thanks for sharing that special man with us!Marcie Durian

Marcie Durian Sep 30 2019 12:00 AM

Our deepest sympathies on the loss of Chip. I always thought it was great how he and Karen came out to their grandkids events and traveled to nearby towns to watch Adam play baseball. Thinking of you all at this difficult time.

Carly Lippert Sep 29 2019 12:00 AM

Dear Miller Family, Remembering your wonderful father. So very sorry for your great loss.Take care. Celeste Cook Vincent

Celeste Vincent Sep 28 2019 12:00 AM

Deanna posted words regarding Chip that I never could have out in writing, humble, serving others, supporting... I can keep going. AMAZING MAN, that I myself am greatful I knew for 4 years. RIP my friend, you will be missed.

Ross Imwalle Sep 28 2019 12:00 AM

Chip was an amazing man, a class act and I never saw him without a smile. Our real estate community lost an icon. My thoughts and prayers to the family.

Gwen Johnson Sep 28 2019 12:00 AM

I am so sorry to hear of your loss.

Wendae Waite Sep 28 2019 12:00 AM

With our deepest sympathy. Jerry Howe, LouAnn Lathrop, Angie Longou, Vicki Garbett

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