STORM LAKE, Iowa - Marie Miller, age 98, of Storm Lake, Iowa, died on Sunday, Dec. 16, 2007, at the Buena Vista Regional Medical Center in Storm Lake. Services are pending at the Fratzke and Jensen Funeral Home in Storm Lake.
Funeral services for Mrs. Miller will be held on Thursday, Dec. 20, 2007, at 10:30 a.m. at St Mary's Catholic Church in Storm Lake. Burial will be in St. Mary's Cemetery in Remsen, Iowa. The Fratzke and Jensen Funeral Home in Storm Lake is in charge of the arrangements.
Friends may call Wednesday, Dec. 19, 2007, from 3:30 to 8 p.m. at the Fratzke and Jensen Funeral Home in Storm Lake, where the family will be present from 6-8 p.m. A Legion of Mary Rosary will be recited at 3:30 p.m. and a vigil service will be held at 7 p.m., both at the funeral home during visitation hours.
A memorial fund in Mrs. Miller's honor has been established.
Marie Elizabeth Raymond was born July 10, 1909, in Fort Dodge, Iowa, the daughter of Karl and Betty (Trullason) Raymond. On May 30, 1930, Marie was married to Elmer Miller in Cherokee, Iowa. The couple was blessed with three children: Bonnie, Elmer "Sonny" and Darlene. Marie and Elmer farmed in the Quimby, Alta and Schaller, Iowa, areas before they bought a farm in Jackson, Minn. They moved to Spencer, Iowa, in 1959, where they owned and operated a motel for many years. They remained in Spencer during their retirement years. Elmer died on Jan. 28, 1992. Marie lived at Buena Vista Manor in Storm Lake since 2000.
Marie enjoyed playing bingo, cards and board games. She loved to cook and bake for family and friends. She treasured her family and the time she spent with them was precious to her. Her kind and caring ways will be missed dearly by all those who knew and loved her.
Left to cherish her memory are her daughter, Bonnie Eckerman, of Storm Lake; her son, Elmer "Sonny" (Vivian) Miller, of Prescott, Arizona; her daughter, Darlene (Donald) Saathoff, of Baxter, Minnesota; 12 grandchildren; 32 great-grandchildren; eight great-great-grandchidren; one sister, May Barry, of Sutherland, Iowa; sister-in-law, Alvira Tentinger, of Remsen, Iowa; brother-in-law, Don Barry, of Spencer, Iowa; extended family and many friends.
Marie was preceded in death by her parents; her husband, Elmer; grandson, Ricki Eckerman; son-in-law, Romane Eckerman; brothers, Harold Raymond and Harry Raymond; sisters, Viola Raymond, Edith Linneman, Marge Farquhar and Eldora Barry.