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Katie Irene Miller
Katie Miller, 77, of Keystone, formerly of Marion, died Tuesday, March 1, 2022, at Keystone Nursing Care Center. A funeral will be held Saturday, March 5, 2022, at 2:00 PM at the Peterseim Funeral Home in Kalona with Pastor James Perry officiating. The service will be available via Livestream at the Beatty Peterseim Facebook page. Burial will follow at Sharon Hill Cemetery in Kalona.Visitation will be held Friday, March 4, from 4 – 6 PM at the funeral home. A memorial fund has been established for Keystone Nursing Care Center or Parkinson’s Research.
Katie Irene (Coblentz) Miller was born June 12, 1944, in rural Johnson County, Iowa, the daughter of Christian “Pops” and Edna (Thomas) Coblentz. After her mother’s death when Katie was four, she was raised by Henry and Pearl Miller. She attended Prairie Dale rural school. On July 4, 1965, she was united in marriage to Chester I. Miller in Iowa City, Iowa. Katie was a housekeeper for many years, working at Methwick Manor in Cedar Rapids, and Oakdale in Iowa City. She was a member of Creekside Bible Church in Marion and enjoyed bingo, gardening, and playing cards. Family was very important to Katie, spending time with her kids, grandkids, siblings and extended family meant the world to her.
Katie is survived by two sons, Anthony (Lisa) Miller and Brian (Heather) Miller all of Blairstown, Iowa; four grandchildren, Austin Miller, Andrew (Chelsea) Burkart, Kaitlyn Miller, and Madison Miller; three great-grandchildren; Kasyn, Riley and Aubree Burkart; two sisters: Helen Coblentz of Tiffin, Arlene (Jim) Schreiber of Riverside, two sisters-in-law Mary Ann (Scott) Ferguson of North Carolina and Linda Miller of Guernsey, and one brother-in-law Chris (Betty) Miller of Williamsburg, KY.
Preceding Katie in death were her parents, her husband Chester on July 27, 2019, one granddaughter, Kali Miller, five brothers: Amos, Danny, Ralph, DeWayne and Lloyd Coblentz, five sisters: Viola and Esther Coblentz, Mary Ellen Madden, Dorothy Vesely and Shirley Gilbert, and her stepmother Gerry Coblentz.
Love you aunt Katie! It was to many years that I hadn't seen you, but I will see you again. ❤️❤️❤️
Jannelle Mar 3 2022 5:02 PM
I have many memories of spending time at Katie and Chester's house while growing up. Anthony, Brian, my brother and I kept them on their toes trying to keep us out of trouble, lol. She will be missed.
Teresa Betenbender Mar 3 2022 11:28 AM
Katie was a good ,caring person, I worked with her for 13 years ,She was so kind and always had a smile .She will be missed .May GOD wrap his loving arms around her and lead her into Heaven .
Rebecca Coleman Mar 3 2022 11:01 AM
We had fun with Chester & Katie at Mr. Beans in Marion. The cinnamon rolls were large enough to share. We enjoyed just talking and laughed a lot. When Chester backed over her walker when he forgot to put it in the trunk as they were leaving Mr. Beans, he had to buy a nicer replacement! We laughed together. The HyVee group was another fun place with more friends and sharing stories. We will miss Katie too.
Dick & Leann Knupp Mar 2 2022 11:05 PM
Thinking of Katie's family.
Mary Yoder, Divide Colorado, formerly of Kalona Iowa Mar 2 2022 10:16 PM