Leslie O. Miller

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Leslie O. Miller, age 94 of New Hampton, IA passed away at his home on Monday, November 17, 2014. Leslie Otto Miller was born on November 27, 1919 to Ernest and Rena (Knief) Miller in Sumner, IA. He and his family farmed North of Sumner while Leslie attended country school and Sumner High School. On June 11, 1942, Leslie enlisted into the US Army and served his country during World War II on the beaches of Normandy. He received his honorable discharge on December 4, 1945. Leslie was united in marriage to Ruth Hayes Way on April 23, 1953. The couple then made their home in New Hampton where they farmed until retirement in 1982. Leslie enjoyed playing cards, trout fishing, going to farm sales and gardening. Leslie was a member of the New Hampton VFW Post # 5238 and recently the Alta Vista VFW Post # 4069. Leslie is survived by his wife, Ruth Miller of New Hampton; his stepson, Ronald (Debbee) Way of Dunkerton, IA; his grandchildren, Stephanie (Dan) White of Madrid, IA and Clark (Renee) Way of Urbandale, IA; one great-grandson, Marshall; his siblings, Vera Winter of Waucoma, IA and Leo Miller of Orlando, FL and numerous nieces and nephews. He was preceded in death by his parents, Ernest and Rena Miller; his brothers, Elmer, Cletus and Ray Miller and one sister, Larinda Meyer.

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  1. Ruth, Our sympathy and prayers to you and your family in the loss of Les.
    Merle & Karen Schwickerath

  2. Dear Ruth: You are in my prayers as I have now learned about your loss of Les. I remember Les as a kind person and supportive person. He was a determined worker and helper at the station. Sharon Trewin

  3. My thoughts and prayers are with you, Ruth. May the special memories you have created as a family
    over the years remain alive in your hearts—-always!

  4. Please accept our sincere condolences. May the words quoted from this song bring you a measure of comfort as it did for us.
    ”If a man or woman should die, can they live again?
    Hear the promise God has made:
    He will call; The dead will answer.
    They shall live at his command.
    For he will have a longing
    For the work of his own hand.
    So have faith, and do not wonder,
    For our God can make us stand.
    And we shall live forever,
    As the work of his own hand ”(Job 14:13-15)

  5. Ruth and family–So sorry to hear about Les. Our deepest thoughts and prayers to the entire family. Dan and Nancy Hayes Stanley ,iowa

  6. Ruth,
    You are in our thoughts and prayers. The ‘neighborhood’ will never be the same, Les was a very kind and thoughtful man. Blessings on you at this difficult time.
    Richard and Rose

  7. Ron, Debbee and family, I am so sorry for your loss. May God give you the strength, comfort and peace that only He can bring to you during this difficult time.
    With prayers,
    Brooke Trent

  8. Ruth & family- Our sympathy to all of you. I am so glad I got to see both of you shortly before we left. You two have had a lot of wonderful years together so cherish the memories. Duane & Pat Lynch

  9. Dear Ruth, I am sure Les will catch some big trout in Haven and we will sure miss him next spring on the trout stream. All my love and my prayers will be for you two. Norm

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