James B. "Jim" Miller, 85 of Marshalltown passed away Friday, May 22, 2020 at Unity Point Health Hospital in Marshalltown, IA. A Private Mass of Christian Burial will be held Wednesday, May 27, 2020 at Anderson Funeral Homes in Marshalltown. Interment will be at Riverside Cemetery in Marshalltown. Online condolences may be sent to www.andersonfhs.com
Jim was born July 28, 1934 to William and Frances (Oetker) Miller in Marshalltown. He graduated from Van Cleve High School in 1952 where he played basketball and baseball. Jim was united in marriage to Jean (Schott) Miller on June 18, 1960, in Perry, IA. He was employed with Marshall Printing Company as a printer pressman for nearly 40 years retiring in 1996. Jim was a member of the St. Mary Catholic Church where he sang with the funeral choir. He was also a 3rd and 4th degree member of the Knights of Columbus. He volunteered at the House of Compassion and the Emergency Food Box. Jim enjoyed playing slow pitch softball, bowling, camping and dancing at Forrest Park Ballroom. Family was very important to him. He especially enjoyed watching his grandchildren participate in their many sports and activities.
Jim is survived by his wife of almost 60 years Jean, his 5 children; David Miller of Marshalltown, Doug (Carolyn) Miller of Algona, IA, Diane (Chad) Miller of Conrad, Debra (Mike) Stein of Iowa City and Father Dennis Miller of Bellevue, IA. His grandchildren, Dana (Brooke) Miller, Dustin Miller, Andrew Miller, Amanda Miller, Abby (Ethan) Charley, Mitch Miller, Allison Stein, Hannah Stein, Sam Stein and Luke Stein. He is also survived by his brother Clarence (Donna) Miller and a sister Helen Prazak both of Marshalltown. He was proceeded in death by his parents, his sisters; Erma Rebik and Luella Schoborg, and bothers; Vernon Miller and Don Miller.
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Jean and family ,
I am so sorry for the loss you are feeling today with the loss of your beloved husband. I’ve known you for years and wish I could be there to honor Jim . You were so good with my dad Pete he always talked about your visits to bring him Communion . May you know you will all be in my prayers and God will lead you on your path ahead . In love and friendship . Vicky Risk
Dear Jean and family
I'm so sorry to hear of Jim's passing. I know he has been struggeling for some time and hope he is at peace now. When we lost Rosemary I told myself 'no one gets into heaven alive so I will try not to feel bad that she gets there before me.' I will say a prayer for all of you.
Cathy Stansberry Lamb
Jean, David, Doug, Diane, Debbie and Dennis - I am so sorry for the loss of Jim, our thoughts and pray are with all of you during this difficult time. Our family has some great memories with him and the family, lots of laughter. Our family plays was playing scat when we received the work of his passing. Tim, Jackie, Conner and Marriah Stonewall
May the road rise up to meet you. May the wind be always at your back. May the sun shine warm upon your face. And rains fall soft upon your fields. And until me meet again, May God hold you in the palm of his hand. Irish Blessing. We are so sorry for your loss. Our family was privileged to know him and have great memories of him. His laughter will always be in our hearts. You are all in our thoughts and prayers. Jenny, Jason, Brennan, Mary, Cecilia, and Erin Berg
To the Miller Family, our deepest sympathy for hearing of Jim's passing. It was a pleasure seeing him and Jean a few years ago at Marilyn Rhodes retirement party. Our thoughts and prayers are with you during this time of great loss. Theron (Class of '81) and Conny Schutte
Jean and Family; We are so sorry to hear of Jim's passing. He always seemed like such a strong stable person, a good family man. We will miss seeing him in church with you and David.
Dick and Mary Lou Naughton
Doug, Carolyn and family: I am so sorry for your loss! My thoughts and prayers are with you! Amber Garman and Family
Deb and family, our sincere sympathies for your loss. May you find peace in the memories you made together. Take care, we are thinking of you..
We are so sorry for your loss Father Dennis. We will be praying for you and your family during this difficult time.
Rick and Jackie Keil family
My sympathy to you Jean, and your family. He was a classmate at St. Joseph School in Haverhill, Iowa thru all eight grades until we parted ways going to Van Cleve High School, and I to St. Mary's, Marshalltown, both graduating in 1952. Always remember him as a quiet, friendly fellow.
I am so sorry for your loss! Jim was an awesome man and a dedicated helper to me when I was at the Emergency Food Box. He would do anything he possibly could to help someone. I always looked forward to seeing his smile. Keith and Ada Brown
Jean and family,
We are so saddened by the news of Jim’s passing. You two always seemed so steadfast and devoted to each other. A true testimony to marriage and such a great example for all. Our love and prayers for all of your family.
Cindy and Dave PETRIE.
So sorry to hear of your loss Jean. Our sympathies to you & the family. My memory is Jim’s silent support of you in your years of service at St. Mary. He seemed a kind & gentle man. Prayers for all of you.
Terry & Beth Anson
I remember with great fondness Jim & my dad laughing at each other's jokes at wedding dances. It makes me smile as I think about them. Our sympathy to Jean and to their family.
Raechel & Mike Casey
Mary and i are so sorry to hear of Jim passing . Prayers to Jean and her family we are thinking of you
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