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Ezra “Buzz” M Miller

March 7, 1948 — February 7, 2023


Ezra “Buzz” Miller, 74, of Kalona, passed away peacefully Tuesday, February 7, 
2023, at his home north of Kalona. His body has been cremated and a memorial 
service will be held Saturday, February 11, 2023, at 10:30 AM at the Lower Deer 
Creek Church. The family will greet friends Friday, February 10, from 4 – 8 PM at 
the Peterseim Funeral Home in Kalona. A general memorial fund has been 
Ezra M. Miller was born March 7, 1948, in Iowa City, Iowa, the son of Clarence C. 
and Mary (Mullet) Miller. He attended rural school and was baptized in his youth. 
On August 18, 1967, he was united in marriage to Norma Bender at the Lower 
Deer Creek Mennonite Church. Buzz had a passion for all things automotive which 
started when he was young. He owned and operated Buzz’s 66 Station and Kalona 
Auto, was a Regional Vice President for the Slick 50 company and worked for 
Nichels Automotive. For many years Buzz and Norma were leaders in the Bible 
Memory Program at Lower Deer Creek, facilitating trips to Twin Lakes Bible Camp 
in Manson, with Buzz driving the bus. He was a kind and generous man, always 
going out of his way to help others, even if he didn’t know them.
Survivors include his wife Norma of Kalona, children: Darin (Christine) Miller of 
Maineville, OH, Bruce (Cindy) Miller of Riverside, IA, Eldy (April) Miller of Ely, IA, 
Dellis (Michelle) Miller of Solon, IA, and Debbie Beyal of Kalona, IA, 13 
grandchildren: Bella, Isaac, Sophie and Levi, Taylor, Owen and Brody, Elaina and 
Eva, Elias, Addie and Emerson and Taylor B.
Preceding Buzz in death were his parents and seven siblings: Noah, Enos, 
Clarence, Jr, Albert, Fanny Miller, Clara Yoder and Mamie Nisly

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Service Schedule

Past Services


Friday, February 10, 2023

4:00 - 8:00 pm (Central time)

Peterseim Funeral Home Kalona

201 B Ave, Kalona, IA 52247

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Memorial Service

Saturday, February 11, 2023

Starts at 10:30 am (Central time)

Lower Deer Creek Church

1408 540th St SW, Kalona, IA 52247

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