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Edna Miller

Funeral Service:  Thursday, August 4, 2011   9:30 AM at the Leslie Miller home, 2851  560th St, Kalona, IA

visitation: Miller home starting Tuesday, Aug. 2 starting at 2:00 PM and continuing all day Wed

Burial: Peter Miller cemetery, rural Kalona

Funeral Services for Edna J. Miller, age 53, of Kalona will be Thursday, August 4, 2011 at 9:30 AM at the Leslie Miller home located at 2851 560 th St, Kalona. Burial will be in the Peter Miller cemetery, rural Kalona.  Visitation starts Tuesday at 2:00 at the Miller home and will continue all day Wednesday. Minister in charge is Lloyd Hochstedler.

Edna Miller died Sunday, July 31 at the University of Iowa Hospital and Clinics as result of an attack by a bull on the family farm.

Edna J. Miller was born January 15, 1958 in Kalona, the daughter of Jacob and Viola (Yoder) Schlabach.  She was united in marriage to Leslie W. Miller on November 27, 1980.  The couple lived in the Kokomo, IN and Kalona community after their marriage.  She was a member of the Kalona Community Amish Church.

Edna is survived by her husband, Leslie, nine children: Heidi (Sam) Swartzentruber of Kalona, Freeman (Vickie) Miller of Iowa City, Eugene Miller of Kalona, Allen (Fannie) Miller of Kalona, Hannah (Adam) Hershberger of Kinsman, OH, Kevin Miller, Daniel Miller, Rachel Miller and Leslie, Jr Miller all of Kalona.  Also surviving are two grandchildren, Zachariah and Karleen Swartzentruber, four sisters, Maryanna Gingerich, Miriam (Lloyd) Hochstedler all of Kalona, Celesta (Harold) Miller of Crofton, KY, Alma (Herbert) Miller of Walhonding, OH, and four brothers Abe Schlabach of Tipton, IA, Edward (Ida) Schlabach, Chris (Elizabeth) Schlabach, and Henry (Fannie Ellen) Schlabach all of Kalona.  Other survivors include her mother-in-law, Ruby Miller of Kalona and 68 nieces and nephews.

Preceding Edna in death were her parents, her father-in-law, Alvin Miller, one brother-in-law, Rudy Gingerich and five nieces and nephews.


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God bless and keep you during these difficult days. Edna is now safe in Heaven but it is those left here who are sad and struggle. I pray the Lord gives you great peace and comfort.

Michelle perkins Aug 4 2011 12:00 AM

Dear Leslie and Family,My prays will be with you at this time. And now Edna is welcomed into our Father's heavenly kingdom. May the Lord gave you restConnie Jo Jurgensen

Connie Jurgensen Aug 4 2011 12:00 AM

Leslie & Family, We are saddened to hear of your great loss. May the Lord watch over you and welcome Edna into His kingdom. We keep you all in our prayers and stand ready to help in any way we can.Sincerely,Tom & Peggy Duwa

Tom & Peggy Duwa Aug 2 2011 12:00 AM

Dear Leslie and familyI am so sorry for your loss. In the short period of time I knew her I could tell Edna was a wonderful mother and partner. Our thoughts and prayers are with you Tom Plaht and rest of staff at FCS of America.

Tom Plaht Aug 2 2011 12:00 AM

Please accept our deepest condolences. We are praying for strength and comfort for you & your family during this time.We were deeply saddened to hear of your loss. Our thoughts & prayers are with you.Your friends at Gierke Robinson Company

Jana Kaefring Aug 2 2011 12:00 AM

Dear Leslie & children,Our hearts go out to you for your great loss of your wife and mother. Edna will be missed. May God meet your every need in the days ahead. So very sorry,Bob, Deb, Megan & Stephanie Yoder

Bob & Deb Yoder Aug 2 2011 12:00 AM

Dear Leslie & Children,Am so very sorry to hear of the loss of your wife & mother. May God be with you & give His comfort to you all. You & all your family are in our prayers.Lyle & Judy (Bontrager) Beeson

Judy Beeson Aug 1 2011 12:00 AM

Leslie: May God give you strength during this time. Edna was a wonderful person, she always had a ready smile and a kind word and I always felt that she was a wonderful wife and mother. I am saddened by your loss. You and your family are in our thoughts and prayers.Kelly & Sandra (Sleichter) Lien and family

Sandra Lien Aug 1 2011 12:00 AM

Leslie and kids, We are so sorry for your loss.

Rod & Kevan Yoder Aug 1 2011 12:00 AM