Joe Miller

Tuesday, March 15, 2011

Funeral services for Mr. Joe Miller, 80, of Spencer, will be held at 2 p.m. Warner Chapel in Spencer. Rev. Tonna Parsons will officiate the service.

Visitation will take place one hour prior to the services at the Warner Chapel in Spencer.

Interment will take place at North Lawn Memorial Park in Spencer. A military flag presentation will be conducted by Glen Pedersen Post 1 - American Legion of Spencer, following the services at the funeral home.

Mr. Miller passed away Saturday, March 12, 2011, at Spencer Hospital.

Dwight Joseph "Joe" Miller, the son of Frank and Ruth (Eastman) Miller, was born May 24, 1930, in Sioux Rapids, Ia. His childhood years were spent in the Greenville/Rossie area, where he received his education, graduating from Greenville/Rossie Consolidated School in 1948. Following his schooling, he entered the military and served with the U.S. Marine Corp from 1949, until his honorable discharge in 1955, achieving the rank of Sergeant. After his schooling, he returned to the Greenville/Rossie area.

Joe married Betty Lou Anderson on Jan. 19, 1957, in Jackson, Minn. Following their marriage, the moved to Spencer, where he worked at Whittenburg Distributing working in all aspect of the company for 30 years. For the last seven years of his working life, he worked at Spencer School, until his retirement in 2001. Joe was an avid fisherman and most of his spare time was spent fishing in area fishing holes.

He was preceded in death by his parents; an an infant son, Michael, a sister, Marjean Crute; and a son, Steven Miller and his wife, Betty on Feb. 13, 2011.

Left to cherish his memory are two daughters: Susan and her husband, Joe Malloy of Des Moines, Ia., and Barbara and her husband, Mick Conlon of Snohomish, Wash.; one son, Jeff and his wife, Kelley Miller of St. Cloud, Minn.; seven grandchildren; four great-grandchildren; two brothers: Marland Miller of California and Lance Miller and his wife, Mary of Pennsylvania; other relatives and friends.

Warner Funeral Home of Spencer is in charge of arrangements.