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OBIT: Steven Miller

Steve Miller, age 73 of West Bend, passed away Thursday, November 25, 2021 at Mercy One of North Iowa in Mason City. Mass of Christian Burial will be held on Monday, November 29, 2021 at 10:30 AM at Divine Mercy Catholic Parish – Sts. Peter and Paul Catholic Church in West Bend. Mass will be live streamed on Lentz Funeral Home’s Facebook Page Burial will take place at a later date at West Bend Catholic Cemetery. Visitation will be held on Sunday from 2:00 PM until 4:00 PM with a 1:45 PM Knights of Columbus Rosary at Divine Mercy Catholic Parish – Sts. Peter and Paul Catholic Church in West Bend. Lentz Funeral Home of West Bend is assisting the family.

Steven Jon Miller, son of Herbert and Phyllis (Zaugg) Miller, was born on October 29, 1948 in West Bend, Iowa. He graduated from West Bend High School in 1966. After graduation, Steve volunteered for the Iowa Army National Guard. He served until 1972. On April 18, 1969, Steve was united in marriage to Carol Ann Higgins at Sts. Peter and Paul Catholic Church in West Bend. Throughout his life he farmed, worked for Miller Bros Trucking, West Bend Elevator/MaxYield Coop, and Cylinder Elevator/Stateline Coop until his retirement in 2014. In the years since his retirement Steve has enjoyed spending time with his wife, kids and grandkids, gardening, working in his wood shop, farming, golfing and puzzles.

Steve was a member of Sts. Peter and Paul Catholic Church, member of the Knights of Columbus and volunteered for the West Bend Fire Department for 10 years.

Left to cherish Steve’s memory are his wife of 52 years, Carol of West Bend; son, Chad (Carolyn) Miller of Bettendorf; daughters, Nicole Miller of West Des Moines, Stacie (Dan) Wright of Cumming and Emily (Phil) Dierickx of Iowa City; eight grandchildren; sisters, Patty (Doug) Shirk of Emmetsburg and Marcia (Jerome) Bauer of Ottosen and sister-in-law Jane (Dick) Johnston of Creston. He was preceded in death by his parents, Herb and Phyllis Miller and mother-in-law, Veronica Higgins.

The 4th of July was one of Steve’s favorite holidays to spend with his family. In Steve’s honor, the family welcomes donations to the West Bend Firework Display. These donations may be dropped off at West Iowa Bank or mailed to West Bend Iowa Chamber of Commerce (Firework Display) PO Box 366, West Bend, Iowa 50597.

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