Alton F. Miles

March 12, 1927November 8, 2012

Alton F. Miles Papillion 3/12/1927 - 11/8/2012 Born and raised in Council Bluffs. Served in the US Navy during WWII. Received his bachelors degree from UNO in Business Engineering completing the Navy V-12 program. Worked at Western Electric for 30 years in the HR department. Was a caring husband, dad and grandpa. Actively involved in church and community. Preceded in death by parents Hazel (Johnson) & Scyburt Miles. Brothers Gordon & Robert. Survived by wife of 63 years Shirley (Bluhm) Miles. Children & Spouses: Rich & Diane, Springfield, IL. Greg & Barb, Apple Valley, MN. Shelley & John Myers, Tucson, AZ. Deanna & David Clopton, Rochester, MN. Bev & John Eno, Lincoln, NE. 13 Grandchildren, 3 Great Grandchildren. The family thanks Teri, Jasmine, Velva & Belinda for their compassionate care over the past year. Service Monday 10:30 St. Paul’s United Methodist Church. Interment Cedar Dale Cemetery. Visitation: Sunday 1-8pm with family receiving friends from 5-7pm. Memorials to St Paul’s UMC.


  • Visitation Sunday, November 11, 2012
  • Funeral Service Monday, November 12, 2012

Alton F. Miles

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Janet Stenberg Smith

November 13, 2012

I would like to express my sympathy on the passing of Al. He and his family lived next door to my family on Happy Hollow. Many good times and memories were made during that time.

Mary Jo Jensen

November 13, 2012

I am sending condolences from the entire Stenberg family. The Miles family were our neighbors on Happy Hollow in Council Bluffs for many of the growing years of us children. I have so many many fond memories of those times. Al and Shirley were always so kind to us. Jan and Rich were the same age, Greg and I played together, and I don't recall who played with Bob and Donna, but there were always kids around! My folks, Larry and Jo, enjoyed the Christmas card exchanges for several years. They have both passed away, but we have many memories living on...our son even bought their house on Happy Hollow. Our sincere sympathies to all in losing Al....he was indeed a nice, nice man.
Mary Jo (Stenberg) Jensen

Karen Horn (Pippitt)

November 12, 2012

Greg - Please know you and your family are in my thoughts and prayers as you move through this difficult transition.

Paul Perez

November 12, 2012

Shelley and Family, sorry for your loss.

Sylvia and John Dobrovolny

November 12, 2012

Dear Greg, Barb, Jon, David, and Shell,
Prayers of comfort and sympathy are with each of you during this time of sadness in your lives. May happy memories bring you deep and abiding peace.
Our love,

Glenna Oltman

November 11, 2012

I am so sorry to hear about the death of Al. I worked with him for many years. He was a very kind person. He will always be remembered.


November 11, 2012

Shirley and Family,

We are all so sorry to hear of your loss. If we can be of any help please contact us.
May He keep you in His care, and bring peace to your heart, as He hears all of your prayers.
May God temper your grief with His everlasting Love,

With Deepest Sympathy,
Omaha Works Retiree Group

Bill Fead

November 10, 2012

Thanks for your Military Service to Our Country.
Past Commander V.F.W.

Christa Owens

November 10, 2012

So many wonderful memories come to mind - gentle, kind Uncle Al, as a child enjoying Christmas time at the Miles, the "Moore,Bluhm 'n Miles gatherings and picnics in a local park, touring our part of SC when Shirley and Al visited us a few years ago, visiting them in their apartment in Papillion this past summer.
Our heart-felt love and prayers for the Lord's comfort goes out to you all, Aunt Shirley, Rick, Greg, Shelley, Bev, and Deanna & your families.
Your niece and cousin,
Christa & Duane