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OBITUARY - ROY JOSEPH MILLER

Roy Joseph MILLER was born April 5, 1906. The oldest son of Joe and Ann MILLER. He grew to adulthood in the Mount Ayr area. He served in the Army during WWII spending nearly all of his time in Hawaii. After his return home he was united in marriage to Marie BENNETT on October 25, 1945. To this union were born three children Dixie Lee, Ricky Lynn (passed away in infancy) and Dennis Roy.

He farmed and worked at farm related jobs all of his life. Upon his marriage they farmed in the Bayard, Iowa area. In 1951 they moved to the family farm near Mount Ayr. In 1955 they moved to a farm near Blockton, Iowa. In 1969 they moved to a house in Blockton. In 1993 they moved to Clay Center to be near their daughter. In May of 1996, with Marie's failing health they moved to Hamilton Manor in Aurora, Nebraska. Although Marie passed away a few days later Roy had resided there for over four years.

Roy truly enjoyed his life wherever he was. He was a wonderful, kind and loving father, grandfather and great-grandfather. He also was a great spirit at Hamilton Manor and very much enjoyed his years there.

He was proceeded in death by his infant son Ricky Lynn, his wife Marie and his parents Ann and Joe; his siblings Lee, Mary, Bernice, Fern, and Gladys.

Left to cherish his memory is his daughter Dixie BURGMAIER and husband Marshal of Clay Center, Nebraska; his son Dennis of Pompano Beach, Florida; two granddaughters, Angela BIESTER and husband Gary of Clay Center and Brenda NICHOLS and husband John of Lincoln, Nebraska; two great granddaughters, Jordanne and Isabel NICHOLS; brother Bob MILLER of Jackson, California; sister Winnie FITZGERALD of Corning and Marie JETER of Bedford, Iowa; as well as many other friends and relatives.

He was a wise and loving father, grandfather and great-grandfather. He was a friend to those who most needed friends.

SOURCE: genealogybuff.com

Transciption by Sharon R. Becker, June of 2010

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