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December 12, 2018 Ervin J. Miller
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ARTICLE DESCRIPTION:

1933 - 2018

Ervin J. Miller, 85, of Wellman, formally of the Frytown area, passed away Friday, Dec. 7, 2018, at Parkview of Wellman. Funeral services were held Wednesday, Dec. 12, 2018, at East Union Mennonite Church with Pastor Joel Beachy officiating. Burial was in East Union Cemetery. A memorial fund for Alzheimer Association has been established.

Ervin was born Oct. 26, 1933, east of Frytown in Johnson County, the son of Joe B. and Cora Ellen (Otto) Miller. He attended Lincoln country school.

Ervin was united in marriage to Jennis Norene Hershberger on Nov. 15, 1953, at East Union Mennonite Church. The couple were longtime members of East Union Mennonite Church.

Ervin was a farmer and employed at the Ford garage in Iowa City, retiring in 1997 from the Hydraulic Laboratory at the University of Iowa.

Ervin served as a board member of Sharon Mutual Insurance Company and the Frytown Water Department. He and Jennis were Amway representatives for many years. Gardening was a hobby he enjoyed.

Survivors include children: Randy (Jody) Miller of Sigourney, Lola McAndrew of Iowa City, LaMar (Kenlyn) Miller of Muscatine, Coletta (Errol) Bontrager of Kalona, Janette Miller of Wellman, and Byron (Anna Powers) Miller of Williamsburg; son-in-law: Paul McAndrew Jr. of North Liberty; 16 grandchildren; and 17 great-grandchildren.

He was preceded in death by his parents; wife: Jennis; sister: Amy Jean; and great-grandson: Lowell Gingerich.

Peterseim Funeral Home of Kalona is caring for the family.

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