Donald Earl Miller (1938 - 2014)

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Donald Earl Miller, 75, of Waverly, Iowa, died on Feb. 26, 2014, at his home in Waverly from complications of lung cancer.

Don was born on Aug. 11, 1938, in Hampton, Iowa, the son of Earl and Eula (DeArmon) Miller. He was raised in Dumont and graduated from the Dumont High School in 1957. Don then entered the United States Army on Oct. 1, 1957, and was honorably discharged on Jan. 22, 1958. He then went to work for the Oliver Tractor Works in Charles City. On November 16, 1958, Don was united in marriage to Dorene Ball at St. John's Lutheran Church in Waverly. The couple made their home in Waverly and later that year Don started working for Carnation/Nestle' retiring in 1998.

Don was a past member of the Waverly AMVETS and a current member of Waverly Joe Cretzmeyer V.F.W. Post #2208. His main enjoyment and passion was taking care of his immaculate yard, however, what he treasured most was spending time with his wife, children, and grandchildren.

Don's memory is honored by: wife Dorene of Waverly, Iowa; four daughters, Debra (Dennis) Canfield of New Hartford, Iowa, Dawn (Doug) Leisinger of Waverly, Iowa, Deanna (Todd) Verdon of Onalaska, Wisconsin, and Donna (Dennis) Sturges of Woodbury, Minnesota; fifteen grandchildren; eleven great-grandchildren; two brothers, Max Miller of San Matro, California, and Cecil Miller of Roseville, California; three sisters, Charlotte Maifield of Scottsdale, Arizona, Kathleen Hammon of Richland, Washington, and Phyllis Armstrong of Chamberburg, Pennsylvania.

He was preceded in death by: his parents; five brothers, Wayne, Veral, Bob, Alvin, and Carol Miller; and three sisters, Peggy Cook, Beverly Allan, and Margaret Miller.

Funeral services will be held at 11 a.m. on Saturday, March 1, at the Kaiser-Corson Funeral Home in Waverly with Pastor Ben Epley and Jordan Lumbard officiating. Burial will follow at Lynwood Cemetery in Clarksville. Visitation will be held on Saturday, March 1, at Kaiser-Corson Funeral Home in Waverly where the family will greet friends from 10 a.m. until the time of service.

Memorials may be directed to Don's family and online condolences may be left at
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218 2nd St. SE
Waverly, IA 50677
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Published in Waverly Democrat from Feb. 27 to Mar. 6, 2014
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