Leslie A. Miller

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Leslie A. Miller, age 72, of Elma, IA died Tuesday, September 13, 2011 at Regional Health in Cresco, IA. Leslie Arno Miller was born on October 12, 1938 to Arno and Hattie (Miller) Miller in Elma, IA. Leslie attended and graduated from Elma High School in 1957. He worked for the Elma Creamery and hauled milk. Leslie later farmed south of Osage before purchasing his present farm near Elma in 1973. On September 3, 1961, Leslie was united in marriage to Margaret Troge at St. John’s Lutheran Church near Osage. He enjoyed fishing, hunting, Hawkeye sports, Viking’s football, snowmobiling, family get-togethers and playing ball with the kids. He was a member of St. Peter Lutheran Church and the Farm Bureau. Leslie is survived by his loving wife of 50 years, Margaret of Elma; his children, Keith (Sandy) Miller of Elma, Brenda (Chad) Kiel of Thompson, IA, Lorie (Kent) Hoeft of Charles City, IA and Craig (Melissa) Miller also of Charles City; his grandchildren, Hattie Miller, Bill and Cole Worthy, Ashley (Jeremy) Lemke, Dustin and Devin Kiel, Lee and Lynn Hoeft, Amanda and Kelly Miller, Kalee Tepee and Caleb Schadt; three great-grandchildren, Bentley Miller, Gabe Brunschoen and Jay Lemke; one sister, Lucille (Richard) Bill of New Hampton and several nieces and nephews. He was preceded in death by his parents. Cemetery: Burial will be in Howard Cemetery at Elma. Memorials may be directed to the family. at Conway-Markham Funeral Home in Elma, and will continue at the church one hour prior to the service on Friday. at St. Peter Lutheran Church in Elma.

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  1. Margaret, Keith, Brenda, Lorie, Craig and family – My deepest sympathy – although at times of sorrow ; there’s so little words can say ; still may these words of sympathy help somfort you at this difficult time. Please do not hesitate to contact me if there is anything I can do
    In the Peace of Christ;
    Di and Reecee Kovarik

  2. My condolences to Les’s family. I remember so well our neighbors Hattie & Arno. Rest in peace!
    Marlys Recker (Zweibohmer)

  3. Brenda and family, Extending my sympathy at the loss of your father. May the good memories of him guide you thru the next days.

  4. Margaret & Brenda (& other family members):

    We are thankful that Les could celebrate his 50th anniversary, but what a shock to all of you to have him go so sudden. He was an honest and genuine person and I always valued him as a friend. Please accept our sincere sympathy.

  5. To the Miller family, I am sorry to hear of your loss,just letting you know you are in my thoughts and prayers..Sharon Reicks

  6. We are thinking of you and praying for you. Wishing you all the comfort and strength you need to carry you through. And the peace in your hearts knowing God has Les close to him.

  7. Our thoughts and prayers are with all of the Miller family. Sorry we weren’t able to be there to express our sympathy. Our families had alot of good times on the farm years ago. Les was a character and a all of fun, miss those days with Les and Lucille, Aunt Hattie and Uncle Arno.

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