Earl Dee Miller, 70, of North Liberty, died Friday June 21, 2013, at home surrounded by his family. Celebration of Life was held on June 24 at the Shueyville United Methodist Church Family Life Center.
Earl was born on April 20, 1943, in Burlington, to Lawrence and Margaret (Wickham) Miller. He graduated from Cedar Rapids Jefferson High School in 1961. Earl married Arlene Bowman on June 5, 1971, at Shueyville United Methodist Church. Earl’s passion was playing music for over 55 years, his first band at the age of fifteen, was called the Keen Teen. He truly loved Iowa Hawkeye sports, especially football, to which they have had season tickets for the past 27 years. He was a wonderful husband, father and grandfather. He loved watching his children and grandchildren play sports. Earl loved his home in rural North Liberty for the past 37 years with Arlene. Earl and Arlene were inseparable, if you saw one you saw the other.
Earl is survived by his wife of 42 years and best friend, Arlene; children; DeAlleyn (Steve) Wyman of Cedar Rapids, Stefanie (Tim) Rossmeisl of Minneapolis, Minn., Larry (Julie) of Kansas City, Mo, Chad (Amy) of North Liberty, Jason (JoLynn) of Cedar Rapids; grandchildren; Michelle, Trevor, Jordan, Kirsten, Zac, Mitchell, Alex, Brandon, Raquel, Tess, and Jayden. Earl was preceded in death by his parents and his in-laws, Donald and Esther Bowman.
Memorial may be directed Iowa City Hospice, 1025 Wade St. or the UIHC Cancer Center in Earl’s name.
Online condolences may be expressed to the family at www.broshchapel.com .