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Clyde Miller

Wednesday, July 11, 2012

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Clyde B. Miller, age 85, of Sioux Rapids, Iowa died Thursday, July 5, at the Sioux Care Center in Sioux Rapids.

Clyde Bert Miller, son of Iva Belle Ringgenberg Miller and Jesse Miller, was born at home near Nemaha, May 30, 1927. He attended country school near Nemaha. The family then moved to the Sioux Rapids area where he graduated with the class of 1944 at the age of 16. At the age of 17, he entered the U.S. Navy and served in the Peleliu Islands. He worked as a Captain's assistant, typing and distributing documents. He received his honorable discharge as Seaman First Class on July 17, 1946. He then returned home to help with the family farm.

On February 12, 1950, he was united in marriage to Delean Ann Haner of Woodbine, at the Little Brown Church of Nashua, Iowa. To this union, two children were born. They then started farming in the Webb area and he was employed at Sundholm Manufacturing in Albert City, and he drove bus for the Cornell School district. In 1959, they moved to a farm west of Sioux Rapids where Clyde farmed and worked at International Implement. He then started work at Simonsen Iron Works, where he was shop foreman for 26 years, when he then retired.

In 1967, they moved to Sioux Rapids, where after his retirement he began making loomed rugs as a hobby for about 20 years. He enjoyed going to craft shows to sell their rugs. Another hobby was his garden and each year his garden grew bigger and bigger. Friends, neighbors and family all enjoyed the benefits of his garden. He also custom baled hay and hauled fertilizer. Clyde enjoyed playing cards, bingo and spending time with his family. He also enjoyed talking with people, he did not know a stranger.

He was preceded in death by his parents and a sister, Aleta; two sisters-in-law, Cleta Piercy Ehlers and Ines McCannon. Left to cherish his memory are his wife of 62 years, Delean of Sioux Rapids; daughter, Lourene and her husband Richard Vail of Sioux Rapids; and son, Mark and his wife, Dena of Sioux Rapids; four grandchildren: Amy Rozeboom, Justin Vail, Matthew Miller and Rebecca Aronson; and 11 great grandchildren; three sisters: Shirley Woodford of Spencer, Marjorie Cooper of Texas and Donna Rath of Texas; and one brother, Carl of Calif.; and other relatives and friends.