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Orval Miller

October 16, 1926 — March 31, 2013

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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