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Keith E. Miller

December 22, 1931 January 2, 2019
Keith  E. Miller
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Obituary for Keith E. Miller

Keith E. Miller, age 87, of Mapleton, Iowa, passed away on Wednesday, January 2, 2019, surrounded by his family at his residence of Mapleton, Iowa.

A Memorial Service will be held at 2:00 p.m., Monday, January 7, 2019, at the St. Matthew’s Lutheran Church of Mapleton, Iowa. Rev. Chris LaBoube will officiate. Committal Services will follow in the Little Sioux Township Cemetery of Smithland, Iowa, with Military Rites conducted by the Loren Hollister Post #496 of the American Legion of Mapleton, IA. A Visitation will be held one hour prior to the Memorial Service from 1:00 p.m. to 2:00 p.m., Monday, January 7, 2019, at the St. Matthew’s Lutheran Church of Mapleton, Iowa. The Armstrong – Van Houten Funeral Home of Mapleton, Iowa is in charge of the funeral arrangements. Condolences may be sent online www.armstrongfuneral.com.


Keith E. Miller, the son of Claude L. and Estella A. (Jenkins) Miller, was born on December 22, 1931, in Castana, Iowa on the Miller family farm. He attended school in Ticonic through sixth grade and then Castana Consolidated School graduating with the class of 1950.

On June 21, 1952, Keith married his high school sweetheart, Alice Louise Lindley, at the Christian Church in Onawa, IA. In February of 1953, Keith left for the Army and went to Fort Leonard Wood, MO for basic training. He was stationed overseas to serve in the Engineer Division and later served in the Headquarters of the Artillery Division in Harvey Barracks Kichitzeng, Germany. Keith was honorably discharged as a Corporal in January 1955. He returned to the home farm in Ticonic and later farmed in the Mapleton area most of his life. He took pride in his farming and cow herd.

Left to cherish his memory include his wife of 66 years Alice Miller; grandson Thomas (Jessica) Forbes of Mapleton, IA; children: Michael (Jan) Miller of Jewell, IA, Daniel (Regina) Miller of Crozet, VA and Susan Miller of Des Moines, IA; grandchildren: Ryan (Leigh) Miller of Stanhope, IA; Dr. Daisy Miller of Ontario, OR, Mark Miller of Webster City, IA, Keith Miller of Arlington, VA, Dr. Amber Miller of Jacksonville, FL; 8 great-grandchildren: Will Forbes, Charlie Forbes, Sylvia Forbes and Kelly Forbes, Triston Twedt, Treyton Twedt, Kaelen Miller and McKenna Miller; many nieces, nephews, extended family and friends.

He was preceded in death by his parents Claude and Estella Miller; six sisters: Bethine (Robert) Morse, Freda (Waldo) Lundeen, Wilma (Orlo) Johnson, Elizabeth (Robert) Nutt, Jeannine (Russell) Clemons, and Carol (Frank) Hewitt; two brothers: LeRoy (Lavonne) Miller and Russell (Joan) Miller.; in-laws Jeff (Daisy) Lindley, Esther Chedester, Violet Strait and Roy Lindley.


Previous Events

Visitation

Monday

7

Jan

1:00 PM 1/7/2019 1:00:00 PM - 2:00 PM 1/7/2019 2:00:00 PM
St. Matthew Lutheran Church

504 Walnut Street
Mapleton, IA 51034

One Hour Prior To Memorial Service

St. Matthew Lutheran Church
504 Walnut Street Mapleton 51034 IA
United States

Memorial Service

Monday

7

Jan

2:00 PM 1/7/2019 2:00:00 PM
St. Matthew Lutheran Church

504 Walnut Street
Mapleton, IA 51034

St. Matthew Lutheran Church
504 Walnut Street Mapleton 51034 IA
United States

Cemetery Details

Location

Little Sioux Township Cemetery Final Resting Place

Smithland, Iowa 51056

Smithland 51056 Iowa
United States
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