Edith Catherine (Slifka) Miller, 96, of Elkader, died Saturday, June 25, 2011, at Central Community Hospital in Elkader. She was born on June 7, 1915, in Cresco, the daughter of Michael and Leona (Lewis) Slifka. Edith attended and graduated from Cresco High School.
On Sept. 11, 1939, Edith was united in marriage to George Miller at the Holy Name Catholic Church in West Union. In 1947 they bought the LEN-HA-HA Dairy in Elkader, which they renamed and operated as the Miller Ice Cream Company. Local survivors include a grandson, Gregory A. (Abby) Johnson of North Liberty; and great-grandchildren, Alana and Avery Johnson.
Edith was preceded in death by her parents, three brothers and four sisters.
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Mass of Christian Burial was held June 29 at St. Joseph’s Catholic Church in Elkader. Interment was at St. Joseph’s Catholic Cemetery, Elkader.