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John Miller Osceola

Published: Wednesday, July 23, 2014 9:20 a.m. CDT • Updated: Wednesday, July 23, 2014 10:02 a.m. CDT

John Raymond Miller (Rooney) was born April 1, 1940 to Frances Dean Miller and Margaret Lucille (Cameron) Miller in Clearfield Iowa. He attended school in Clearfield. He drove a truck for his uncle until he married Gale Mae (Fearnot) in 1960.

They were married in the Baptist Church in Bedford, IA. He worked for a famer for four years, then went to work for a W.R. Grace in Creston. He managed the Depot until it was closed. He then moved to Osceola, IA in August of 1977. He worked for Jimmy Dean Meat Co. for 10 years until he was diagnosed with Alzheimer’s and was no longer able to work.

To this union two children were born, Pamela Kaye (Miller) Stroup and Marvin Kent Miller.

John enjoyed fishing hunting, camping, and most of all dancing.

He loved his family and loved to be around all of his family. When his daughter was too ill to care for her 2 children, he and his wife started over raising their grandchildren. He loved his little great grandchildren and was so happy to see them whenever they were visiting. John truly was a family man. He loved when all of the brothers and sisters came together or even if it was just one at a time.

He was preceded in death by his parents, step-parents, grandparents and in-laws, his daughter Pamela and his sister Violet Campbell.

He is survived by his wife of 53 years Gale, son Marvin (Terra), granddaughters Sasha (Ben) Campbell, Sunshine (Stroup) Radcliffe, Hannah Miller, grandsons Travis Stroup and Jared Coverdale, great grandchildren Savannah and Jaelynn Campbell. Brothers Larry (Sandy) Miller, Randy (Deb) Miller, Dennis (Lee) Lovejoy, Michael (Virginia) Lovejoy. Sisters Dixie (Bob) Kitchen, Sheryl (John) Killins, Sandy (Larry) Miller and many loving nieces, nephews, and friends.

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