Edward Miller, 92 of Marshalltown, IA passed away Sunday, September 5, 2021 at the Iowa River Hospice Home in Marshalltown. Funeral Services will be 10:00 a.m., Tuesday, September 14, 2021 at Anderson Funeral Homes in Marshalltown. Visitation will be 9:00 a.m., until the time of the service. The interment will be held at the Iowa Veterans Cemetery in Van Meter, IA. In lieu of flowers memorial may be directed to the Iowa River Hospice House and the Wounded Warriors Project. Online condolences may be sent to www.andersonfhs.com.
Ed was born on December 16, 1928 in Marshalltown to John and Elizabeth (Shank) Miller. Ed served his country from 1952 to 1954 in the Korean Conflict. He achieved Sergeant First Class as an Army combat veteran. He worked long hours for years to achieve what he had done with the crops he produced. Ed married Mary Ann and spent 60 years together before she passed away in 2012. He then Married Carol Weidner and had seven wonderful years. At 92 he achieved so much to be proud of. Ed was very proud to be able to attend and be a part of an Honor Flight and Veteran Talk as a proud veteran. Ed and Carol talked for many hours about ways to use his farm equipment better. He worked very hard to be a good father and husband. Ed always expressed he wanted a simple funeral, just a simple pine box. He worked long days and hard every minute saying God was always with him in the fields during planting and harvest seasons. Ed always would say that he would sing while on tractors to keep him company. Carol, as Ed's second wife has been blessed to be his wife, never getting in an argument and always smiling. On Sunday early afternoon Carol sat with Ed holding hands as he was going to be going to the Iowa River Hospice House. As they sat together he told Carol to rest and sleep and he was going to be okay.
Ed is survived by his wife, Carol Miller; seven children, David (Mary) Miller, Debra (Gary Gibson) Miller, and Todd (Cheryl) Miller, Rhonda (Kevin) Lassen, Regina (Scott) Smith, Renae (Roger) Blink and Robin (Barb) Weidner, six grandchildren; Nathan (Kristi), Amanda, Bryan, Jacob (Emmy), Jeff (Stephanie), Joshua, numerous great-grandchildren, sister; MaryLou Speas, and his brother and sister-in-laws; Gary (Joyce) Granneman, Wally (Joyce) York and Linda Sanders. Preceding him in death is his late wife, Mary Ann, and two siblings; John Miller and Betty Weeden.
Ed was always so kind to my dad prior to his stroke. Ed was kind to me , I did not know him well, but he was a farmer like our family i know he loved the land . I am very sorry .
Ed was a great role model for me when I was growing up. He was hard working, cared for the land and his animals. I’ve often thought back on my time working on the farm and the experiences I had. One example of the leadership that Ed taught me was when I damaged a new piece of equipment and I had to inform him of what I had done. He didn’t get mad, but rather simply said we have to fix it and get it back working again. It didn’t matter to him about who did it or how it happened, just fix it and get back to work (and don’t let it happen again). We need more people like Ed today that stop looking to blame others and start looking for solutions to get back to work. Ed lived a full life and had a positive impact on those around him. He will be missed. Jeff Weeden
We are sorry to hear of Ed's passing. He was my brother Inlaw and a big brother while I lived, worked and shared life with Sis and Ed Love to all
We're so sorry to hear of Edward's passing, please know you're all in our prayers for peace and comfort.
Mike and Sandra Holubar
So sorry for your loss. Our thoughts and prayers are with you at this time.
Dave so sorry about your dad. Sending my prayers
Carol you have such happy memories to hold on to. I am here for you.
So sorry to read of your Dad's passing. You are in our thoughts and prayers.
So sorry to hear of Ed's passing. My sympathy goes out to his wife, Carol and of course all of Ed's family.
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Marshalltown, IA 50158
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