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Bernard Miller

Wednesday, April 29, 2009

Bernard Miller
Services for Bernard D. Miller, 83, will take place at 10:30 a.m. Thursday, April 30, at United Methodist Church of Ruthven. Rev. Roger Maize will officiate the service.

The visitation will be Wednesday after 4 p.m. at the Maritn-Mattice Funeral Home in Ruthven.

Interment will take place in Crown Hill Cemetery of Ruthven.

Military graveside rites will be conducted by American Legion Post No. 33 of Ruthven.

Bernard passed away Sunday, April 26, 2009, at the Spencer Municipal Hospital.

Bernard Dean Miller, son of Walter F., Sr. and Mae A. (Burton) Miller, was born March 17, 1926, in Ruthven. He graduated from Ayrshire Consolidated School in 1943. In March 1945, Bernard was inducted into the United States Army where he served as a postal clerk in Hawaii until November 1946, when he was honorably discharged. After returning from the service, Bernard attended brick laying school in Storm Lake.

On Sept. 12, 1953, Bernard was united in marriage to Ruth Marie Wetherell in Jackson, Minn. To this union two children were born.

He spent many years laying block and brick helping build numerous churches, schools, and homes as well as other buildings in the area. Some of these included Sacred Heart Catholic Church, Zion Lutheran Church and he and Ruth's home. Bernie took great pride in his brick laying skills and was considered one of the best. After years of brick work in the Ruthven area, Bernie retired and went to work at the Ruthven-Ayrshire Community School where he was employed as a custodian and bus driver.

Bernard was a member of the United Methodist Church and the American Legion Post No. 33 in Ruthven.

He was preceded in death by his parents; three brothersz: Denzel (Nelva) Miller, Vern Miller and Walter Miller, Jr.; a granddaughter, Alison Feldman; and a nephew, Gary Miller.

Bernard is survived by his wife, Ruth of Ruthven; his children: Debra Kay Feldman and her husband, Mark of Spencer, and Ricky Bernard Miller and his wife, Andrea of Colleyville, Texas; five grandchildren; brothers-in-law: Max Wetherell and his friend, Kathleen Whittenburg of Peterson, and Bill Wetherell and his wife, Nadine of Fairfield, Calif.; and sisters-in-law, Maureen Willard of Everly, Goldie Miller of Spencer, Janis Raveling of Sioux Rapids, and Ione Sievert of Storm Lake.

Arrangements are being handled by Martin-Mattice Funeral Home.