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Orval Miller

Celebration of Life services for Orval L. Miller, 86, of  rural Wellman are Wednesday, April 3, 2013, 10:00 a.m. at the Sharon Center United Methodist Church, rural Kalona. Pastor Doug Cue will officiate. Burial will be in the Sharon Hill Cemetery, Kalona. Visitation is Tuesday, April 2 at the Peterseim Funeral Home, Kalona from 4:00 pm to 8:00 pm. A memorial fund has been established for Iowa City Hospice or the Sharon Center United Methodist Church.

Orval L. Miller died Sunday, March 31 at Parkview Manor, Wellman following a 11 year battle with bladder cancer.

Orval L. Miller was born Oct. 16, 1926 in Johnson County, the son of Melvin F. and Mary Yoder Miller. He attended Center High School.

Orval was united in marriage to Rovona Steel on June 1, 1950 at the Little Brown Church in Nashua, Iowa.

Orval was an active member of many organization that include; Director of Johnson County Extension Council, F. H. A Committeeman, Johnson County Cattelman Association, Iowa State Cattleman's Association and  fund rasier, Washington Township School Board, State Certifed Election official for over 50 years, Wellman Coopertative Telephone Asscociation since 1980 and was currently serving, the Iowa City Senior Center Choir, and the Sharon Center United Methodist Church.

Orval loved music and entertained with his guitar at many rest homes in the area.

Orval is survived by his wife Rovona, four children, Eldon J. Miller of Kalona, Sheldon Miller of Colorado Springs, CO., Maureen Clark (Richard) of Warrensburg, MO., and Lionel D. Miller (Debbie) of Cedar Rapids, Also surviving are three grandchildren Daniel, Jason and Amanda.

Orval was preceded in death by his parents, one brother, Cecil, one sister Helen Yoder.

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Ravona & Family, We want to offer our heartfelt condolences.I have many fond memories with your parents and grandparents growing up as neighbors as well as relatives.My husband appreciated so much Orval's Musical Talent and to get to know him in his latter years as well, even though we lived miles apart.

Bob & Ginny (Yoder) Wenger Apr 3 2013 12:00 AM

Rovona, I am so sorry for your loss.My thoughts and prayers are with you and your family.Dorla

Dorla Hill Apr 2 2013 12:00 AM

Our deepest sympathy on your loss of your father and husband. May you find comfort in knowing that he is now at peace. Keith Miller and Deb Scott-Miller

Keith Miller and Deb Scott-Miller Apr 1 2013 12:00 AM

Orval , DonFrauenholtz, Gayle Cuppy and my husband played many many care centers over the years Richard my husband passed away June 19th ,Orval came to the visitation. I knew Rovona thru Johnson Co Farm Bureau for many yearsI know her condition.I have been wondering how he was and never knew he had gone to care center where she is.I have been in contact with Thelma Frauenholtz and we will come together to visitation and funeralMy condolences to the family.

Marilyn Jensen Apr 1 2013 12:00 AM