Funeral services for LeRoy Miller, 76, of Churdan will be held at 10:30 AM Wednesday, December 12th, at the Churdan Methodist Church with burial in the Highland Cemetery in Churdan. Visitation will be at the church on Tuesday from 4 to 7 PM.
Survivors are his wife, Marlene, sons: Mark and David of Churdan and Jeff of Waukee, daughter, Jodi Van Bell of Waukee, 9 grandchildren, brother, Duane of Churdan and sisters; Deloris St. Clair of Des Moines and Diane Howe of Johnston.
In lien of flowers, memorials are requested to be given to the Churdan Methodist Church.
NOTE: THE FDLLOWING OBITUARY IS WRITTEN IN THE PAST TENSE.
LeRoy E. Miller, the son of Harold G. and Darlene (Carrick) Miller, was born August 17, 1942 in Bayard, Iowa. LeRoy died peacefully on December 5, 2018 at his rural home southwest of Churdan, Iowa surrounded by his family. He lived his life to the age of 76 years, 3 months and 18 days.
LeRoy grew up on a farm east of Churdan and graduated from the Churdan High School in 1960. During and after high school, LeRoy helped his Dad with the family farm. In June of 1963, LeRoy joined the Army National Guard and served for 6 years.
On June 10, 1967, LeRoy was united in marriage to Marlene Batz at the Presbyterian Church in Auburn, Iowa. Four children were born to this union. After their marriage, LeRoy and Marlene moved to Lake City where LeRoy worked as a mechanic at the Lake City Implement and also attended college at the Fort Dodge Community College for two years. They then moved to Churdan and started farming on their own. Farming was LeRoy’s life and he seldom strayed too far from the farm as there was always something that needed to be done. He was an avid Iowa Hawkeye fan and hardly missed a Hawkeye football or basketball game on TV. He also enjoyed attending his children’s and grandchildren’s athletic games. LeRoy retired in 2015. LeRoy was a lifelong member of the Churdan United Methodist Church.
LeRoy will be dearly remembered by his wife of 50 years, Marlene, children and their spouses; Mark (Jennifer) Miller of Churdan, Jodi (Chad) Van Bell of Waukee, Jeff (Becki) Miller of Waukee and David (Anna) Miller of Churdan, nine grandchildren, a brother, Duane Miller of Churdan and two sisters, Deloris (Elmer) St. Clair of Des Moines and Diane (Kevin) Howe of Johnston. He was preceded in death by his parents.
A remembrance of LeRoy’s life was held Wednesday, December 12, 2018, at 10:30 A.M. from the United Methodist Church in Churdan with Rev. David Arulnathan officiating. Burial was made in the Highland Township Cemetery in Churdan. Musical selections, “The Lord’s Prayer”, “You’ll Never Walk Alone and “When I Get to Where I’m Going” were played. Military Honors were conducted by Camp Dodge Honor Guard.