John Webster Miller
August 16, 1928 – April 6, 2021
John Webster Miller, 92, of Eldridge, Iowa, passed away Tuesday, April 6, 2021, surrounded by loving family members.
Due to Covid concerns, a private family service will be held with a celebration of life including friends at a later date. The service will be live streamed for those not in attendance. A link can be found on the Runge Mortuary and Crematory website. Memorials may be made in John’s name to the Eldridge Fire Department, the Eldridge Police Department, and/or the Medic EMS of Eldridge. Online condolences may be expressed at www.rungemortuary.com
John was born on August 16, 1928, in Evansville, Indiana, to Stephen Miller and Lenna Said. On June 2, 1951, he was united in marriage to ‘Bert’ Bertha Ann Schmidt. They went on to enjoy 67 happy years of marriage together. John and Bert enjoyed taking care of their family and loved family gatherings. They loved the adventure of camping, fishing, traveling, and playing cards with friends and family. John had a passion for gardening and enjoyed sharing his bounty with others.
Those left to cherish his memory include his children, Rick (Viki) Miller, Ron (Kelli) Miller, and Deonne (Brian) Murphy; grandchildren: Brandon (Molli) Miller, Marcia (Shane) Regula, Jordan Miller, Jacquelynne Miller, Austin Miller, Adrienne Miller, Adam (Sophie) Gallotta, Laura (Wesley) Platt, and Scott (Nina) Murphy; and great-grandchildren: Shannon Murphy, Jonathan Murphy, Henry Gallotta, Rowen Regula, and Valerie Miller.
He is preceded in death by his loving wife, Bert; parents, Stephen and Lenna Miller; siblings: Florence Gibson, Edith Lubben, Helen Eaton, Steve Miller, AnnaMary Kunde, and twin brother, Joe H Miller.
- Stephen Miller, Father (deceased)
- Lenna (Said) Miller, Mother (deceased)
- Bertha "Bert" Ann (Schmidt) Miller, Wife (deceased)
- Rick Miller (Viki), Son
- Ron Miller (Kelli), Son
- Deonne Murphy (Brian), Daughter
- Brandon Miller (Molli), Grandchild
- Marcia Regula (Shane), Grandchild
- Jordan Miller, Grandchild
- Jacquelynne Miller, Grandchild
- Austin Miller, Grandchild
- Adrienne Miller, Grandchild
- Adam Gallotta (Sophie), Grandchild
- Laura Platt (Wesley), Grandchild
- Scott Murphy (Nina), Grandchild
- Shannon Murphy, Great Grandchild
- Jonathan Murphy, Great Grandchild
- Henry Gallotta, Great Grandchild
- Rowen Regula, Great Grandchild
- Valerie Miller, Great Grandchild
- Florence Gibson, Sibling (deceased)
- Edith Lubben, Sibling (deceased)
- Helen Eaton, Sibling (deceased)
- Steve Miller, Sibling (deceased)
- AnnaMary Kunde, Sibling (deceased)
- Joe H. Miller, Twin Brother (deceased)
- Eldridge Fire Department
- Eldridge Police Department
- Medic EMS of Eldridge
Private Funeral Service
Monday, April 12, 2021
John Webster Miller
April 16, 2021
Jen and I offer our prayers and condolences to Rick, Ron, Deonne and your families on the passing of John. I have so many fond memories of John, having had the privilege spending many hours of work and leisure with him in my younger years, and enjoying his wisdom, humor, laughter and indomitable enthusiasm for life. What a wonderful man! We know he will be greatly missed by all. May God bless each of you with peace and fond memories that will not be forgotten.
Lee and Jen Hamann
April 13, 2021
John was not only a great guy, he was a great long time neighbor. In their golden years, John and my dad had many good times together fishing and visiting in Dad’s sunroom. We were always impressed by your Dad’s gardens. He had quite the green thumb! Sending our heartfelt condolences. Jollie and Dan Holden
April 12, 2021
Rick, Viki and family,
Your family are in our thoughts and prays as you remember your father’s life. I still remember all the project stories you shared with me over work breaks that were built and rebuilt in the family shop. ...Greg Herbers
Duand & Lynda Miller
April 11, 2021
We have known John for many years, but got to know him really well as a friend, advisor confidant, gardening consultant, fellow Veteran, and all-around Good Guy after we moved next door to him 25 years ago. One could not have a better neighbor! He was always willing to help when he saw a need. He shared his abundant harvest willingly every summer and fall. When Duane needed an extra hand in the shop, he was there. When planting suggestions were required, there was no better expert.
Having his diversified background and knowledge was a real asset when a question arose about how to get something accomplished. Our Country Acres Neighborhood will always have a void in the future without John’s wisdom.
Happy hour won’t be the same either.
April 10, 2021
John was a great man. I remember he and Bert well from being in the Galloway family for a few years in the early 80's. I am happy knowing they are together again. The family has my condolences.
April 9, 2021
My deepest sympathy to you and your family
John (MIKE) Higgins
April 9, 2021
I consider John to be a longtime and dear friend! I lived in Country Acres in my young adult life and spent time with Rick and Ron during our motorcycle days. I worked part time for City of Eldridge when the city conducted garbage pickup in early 70s. John was my boss and guided me to seek employment with Central Scott Telephone Company in 72. That was an excellent recommendation as I was employed there for 38 years which provided good income and retirement for my family, my wife, and myself.
As I get older I look forward to again meeting John and all those that have been granted Eternal Life with our Lord Jesus in Heaven! See you soon, Brother!
Jeff & Margie Biddick
April 9, 2021
John was a good neighbor, friend and fishing buddy. He will be missed in the neighborhood. Thoughts and prayers to the Miller family. Jeff & Margie
April 9, 2021
Dear Ron & Family,
I'm so sorry for your loss. Please know that you are in my thoughts and prayers.
(Priester & Treiber)
April 8, 2021
Our thoughts and prayers are with the family and friends of John. May he rest in peace.
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