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Monroe G. Miller, 92, of Kalona, died Saturday, October 31, 2020, at his home in Kalona. Funeral services will be held Wednesday, November 4, 2020, at 10:30 AM at Fairview Church. The service will be livestreamed on the Beatty Peterseim Facebook Page. Burial will follow at the Fairview Cemetery. Visitation will be held Tuesday, November 3, 2020, from 2 – 4:30 and 6 – 8 PM at Fairview Church. A memorial fund has been established for Iowa City Hospice, Iowa Plowing Association and the Pleasantview Home Building Fund. Social distancing guidelines will be in place. The Beatty Peterseim Funeral Home is assisting the family.
Monroe Glen Miller was born March 5, 1928, in Johnson County, the son of Eli L. and Anna (Gingerich) Miller. He attended Boone School near Sharon Center. Monroe was united in marriage to Emma Jean Hostetler on October 14, 1951, at Fairview Church. He farmed all of his life and was a member of the Fairview Church, where he served in many capacities. Monroe was a member of the Iowa and USA Plowing Associations, and had served on the Farmer’s Electric Board, the Pleasantview Home Board, and the MCC Sale Committee. Among his many interests he enjoyed plowing, tractor pulls and tractor rides.
Survivors include his wife Emma Jean of Kalona, five children: Dean (Julie) Miller of Kalona, Evie (Paul) Yoder of Buda, IL, Ray (Ginny) Miller of Chambersburg, PA, Lee (Pam) Miller of Iowa City, Lyle (Bonnie) Miller of Goshen, IN, nine grandchildren: Jennifer (Dan) Newendorp, Sheena (David) Johnson, Alicia (Philip) Yoder, James Miller, Monica Miller, Brian (Kally) Miller, Kyle (Quinlan) Miller, Tony Miller, Ryan Miller (fiancée Carolyn Saylor), nine great grandchildren: Lydia and Caleb Johnson, Shiloh, Jed and Micah Yoder, Reyer Newendorp, Morgan and Zoey Miller and Cooper Miller, and one sister Cora Frey of Newton, KS.
Preceding Monroe in death were his parents, infant brother George, infant sister Ella, two brothers: Eldon and Paul Miller and one sister Nettie Schrock.
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Thanks Leora....those March birthday celebrations were always good times. And your mom and dad shared the same day for a birthday.
Evie Jan 10 2021 12:00 AM
My thoughts and prayers have been with you, the family of Monroe, since I heard of his passing. I have many good memories of our family being together with yours -- especially of when we celebrated the "March Birthdays." I hope you have found/are finding healing ways to remember and celebrate your husband and father's life during this already difficult time.
Leora (Miller) Troyer Dec 25 2020 12:00 AM
Our sympathy to all of Monroe's family. He always had a smile whenever we happened to see him. Our thoughts and prayers to all the family.Rich and Pam Loan
Rich & Pam Loan Nov 10 2020 12:00 AM
Dean , Lee and all the family. We are so sorry for your loss. We want you to know that you have our condolences. Thinking of you at this sad time .Matt & Sam Gavin
Matt Gavin Nov 4 2020 12:00 AM
Dean, Lee and family,You have our deepest sympathy.
Mark & Becky Hurt Nov 3 2020 12:00 AM
Dear Miller family,We were sorry to hear of Monroe's passing. Your dad was a very special man and he and Emma Jean were a wonderful couple. Our thoughts are with you all.Chris and Steve Hedlund
Steve and Chris Hedlund Nov 2 2020 12:00 AM
My thoughts are with the family.He was a great friend to me and my husband Maurice Cashman.Peg
Peg Cashman Nov 2 2020 12:00 AM
Our thoughts and prayers are with you during this difficult time.Angela & Kenny Lane
Angela & Kenny Lane Nov 30 -0001 12:00 AM
Dear Emma Jean & family,Our thoughts are with you through this difficult time. Our prays will be with you as you go through the grief journey. We have many loving memories of Monroe. We love you.Joe, Norma and family.
Joe, Norma and family. Nov 30 -0001 12:00 AM
Our Thoughts and Prayers are with YouWith LoveYour Sister CoraKen & NevaDan & VirginiaChad Frey FamilyChris Frey FamilyKelson Graber FamilyGus Dorado Family
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