RICHMOND, Calif. -- Dorothy Lonewolf Miller, 83, Richmond, died Friday, May 30, 2003, of pulmonary fibrosis at her home.
Memorial services will be held at a later date. Memorials may be made to any American Indian organization.
Born in West Liberty, she was part Blackfeet Indian. She was married twice.
She participated in the Iowa Writers' Workshop at age 19 and later published several poems in national anthologies.
Her lifelong interest in activism began in the 1940s, when she served as a union organizer in several Iowa factories. She earned her bachelor's degree in sociology in 1955 and her master's in social work in 1957 from the University of Iowa. She received her doctorate in social welfare from UC Berkeley in 1967.
While studying at Berkeley, she worked as a psychiatric social worker and researcher at the California Department of Mental Hygiene, advocating for mental health patients to live at home and receive community mental health care rather than be institutionalized.
She left the job in 1966 to found Scientific Analysis Corp., a San Francisco nonprofit research firm dedicated to social policy issues. There, she studied mental health, prison reform, children of alcoholics, runaway youth and urban American Indians. She served as its executive director until she retired three years ago.
She was an American Indian activist who assisted Indians in their 1969 occupation of Alcatraz Island.
She hired staffers specifically to work on what she dubbed 'the Indian Desk', through which she provided communication and funneled charity contributions to the Native Americans who occupied Alcatraz. Shortly before her death, she donated a library of Indian books to the Soboba Band of Luiseno Indians, who in turn established the Lonewolf Reading Room at their community center in San Jacinto in Riverside County.
Survivors include a daughter, Ann Metcalf of Kensington, Calif.; four grandchildren; and six great-grandchildren.
She was preceded in death by a daughter, Sherry Hillyer Sesko.
MUSCATINE, Iowa - Mary Catherine Miller, 75, of 822 Fuller Street, died Tuesday, March 4, 2003, at Unity Hospital.
A Funeral Mass will be held at 10:00 a.m. Saturday at the St. Mathias Church, 215 W Eighth St. Celebrants will be The Reverends John P. Gallagher, Bernard Weir, Scott LeMaster, Mark Spring and Rob Lathrop. Pallbearers will be Scott Miller, Jason Miller, Michael Clyde, Luke Gentzler, Benjamin Nietzel, and Michael Miller. Honorary Bearers will be Matthew Miller, Samuel Miller, Shane Miller, Joshua Miller, Seth Miller, Daniel Nietzel, Joseph Nietzel, Marcus Gentzler, and Christopher Howell. Burial will be in St. Mary's Cemetery. A funeral luncheon will be held at Gannon Hall following the committal service.
Visitation will be from 2 to 7 p.m. on Friday at the Ralph J. Wittich-Riley-Freers Funeral Home with a Rosary Prayer service at 7 p.m. at the funeral home. Memorials may be made to the Bishop Hayes Catholic School or the Community of Family of Mary Co-Redemptrix.
Mrs. Miller was born on April 26, 1927, in Muscatine, the daughter of George and Genevieve Henle Koenigsaecker. She married Henry Harold Miller Sr. on Sept. 5, 1946, in Muscatine.
She was a member of the St. Mathias Church.
She was CEO of the Credit Bureau of Muscatine, Inc. and the Muscatine Adjustment Bureau.
Mom Miller was truly a mother to all who walked through her door. She will always be remembered for her strong faith, patient love for her children, her piano playing, great popcorn and her love for the Christmas Season. She will be greatly missed.
Survivors include seven sons, Henry H. Miller Jr. and his wife, Francy, Denis J. Miller and his wife, Diane, Michael J. Miller and his wife, Susan, all of Muscatine, Jeffrey A. Miller and his wife, Michelle, of Davenport, Joseph A. Miller and his wife, Mindy, James A. Miller, and John A. Miller and his wife, Julie, all of Muscatine; six daughters, Deborah A. Hills of Columbus Junction, Rosalie M. Miller, Mary M. 'Shellie' Clyde, Lori L. Nietzel and her husband, Nick, all of Muscatine, Lea R. Gentzler and her husband, Scott, of Cedar Rapids and Sharon A. Rauenbuehler and her husband, Mark, of Muscatine; 45 grandchildren; eight great-grandchildren; and one sister, Patricia Grosjean.
She was preceded in death by her parents, her husband in 1976, three brothers, George Koenigsaecker II, Robert Koenigsaecker, and Charles Koenigsaecker, one sister, Dorothy Minder, and one son-in-law, William 'Tim' Hills on Feb. 27, 2003.
MUSCATINE, Iowa - Larry James Miller, 62, of 2023 Houser St., died Thursday, Jan. 23, 2003, at the University of Iowa Hospitals and Clinics, Iowa City.
Funeral Service will be 10:30 a.m. Monday at the Ralph J. Wittich-Riley-Freers Funeral Home. Rev. Paul Ostrem of the Zion Lutheran Church will officiate. Burial will be in Columbus City Cemetery. A luncheon will be held at the Muscatine Moose Lodge following the committal service.
Visitation will be from 3 to 7 p.m. Sunday at the Ralph J. Wittich-Riley-Freers Funeral Home. Memorials may be made to the American Cancer Society.
Mr. Miller was born on Nov. 9, 1940, in Muscatine, the son of Frank A. and Harriett Steniger Miller. He married Bonnie L. Branson on May 15, 1999, in Muscatine.
He was a US Army veteran serving during the Vietnam War.
He had worked at Hon Company for 19 years prior to moving to Phoenix, Arizona. While in Arizona he worked for and retired from the Overnight Transportation Company.
He was a member of the Moose Lodge #388.
Survivors include his wife, Bonnie Miller of Muscatine; one daughter, Jennifer L. Miller of Grandview; two brothers, Arthur Miller of Muscatine and Gary Miller of Fond Du Lac, Wisconsin; two sisters, Marilyn 'Joyce' Strause and Patricia 'Pat' Berry, both of Muscatine; and several nieces and nephews.
He was preceded in death by his parents, one son, Scott Miller, two brothers, Richard Miller and Robert Miller and one sister, Katherine Miller.
West Liberty, Iowa -- Ione M. Miller, 98, West Liberty, died Thursday, Jan. 23, 2003, at the home of her daughter, Mary Pat Brooke, after a short illness.
Services are 11 a.m. Monday at First Church United, 1100 N. Calhoun St., West Liberty. The Rev. Al Zimmerman will officiate. Burial will be at Oak Ridge Cemetery, West Liberty.
Visitation is 4-7 p.m. Sunday at the church. Memorials may be made to Iowa City Hospice. The Barker Funeral Home, West Liberty, is handling the arrangements.
Mrs. Miller was on born Aug. 29, 1904, in Dallas Center, the daughter of J.H. and Mary C. Summitt Loos. She married Charles Miller in March of 1931 in Cresco.
She attended Iowa State Teachers College in Cedar Falls. She began her teaching career in southern Iowa and later taught in Cresco.
She taught school for 40 years, 31 of which were in the West Liberty School system where hundreds of students began their education in her kindergarten class. She was a dedicated teacher and the love for her students was exceeded only by the love for her family. She retired in 1972 after her three grandsons had completed kindergarten. Since 1990 she has given a scholarship to a graduating senior seeking a degree in education.
She was a member of First Church United.
Her constant companion for 17 years, Muffin, the Yorkshire terrier died in August 2002.
Survivors include a daughter, Mary Pat Brooke and her husband, Thomas, of West Liberty; grandsons, Bruce Brooke and his wife, Patti, of Muscatine, Darren Brooke and his wife, Lori, of West Liberty and Scott Brooke and his wife, Angela, of West Branch; eight great-grandchildren, Carrie Brooke, Jerra Brooke, Jeff Brooke, Zachery Brooke, Charles Brooke, Dillon Brooke, Shane Standaert and Jessica Standaert; and special friends, Karen and Gracie Jedlicka, Beryl Brooke and Audrey Allen.
She was preceded in death by her husband, two brothers, a sister and a great-granddaughter.
MUSCATINE, Iowa -- Robert 0. Miller, 70, of Davenport passed away Monday Jan. 1, 2001, at Genesis East, Medical Center.
A Masonic Memorial service will be held 10 a.m. Friday at the Runge Mortuary Chapel.
Visitation will be from 1-3 p.m. and 5-7 p.m. Thursday at the funeral home. Burial will be at a later date, in Davenport Memorial Park Cemetery.
Mr. Miller was born April 10, 1930, in Muscatine, the son of Frank and Harriett Steniger Miller. He married Bonnie Gordon on Nov. 20, 1965, in Davenport.
He received his electrical engineering degree at Fort Lewis, Wash. He served as Master Sgt. in the U.S. Army at the end of World War II and also during the Korean Conflict. He served in the Asiatic-Pacific Theatre for two tours of duty.
He was employed by Iowa Illinois Electric for 15 years and then worked as an expeditor for Shaw Electric from 1965 to 1972.
He owned and operated his own business, ROM Electric from 1972 until 1988. He retired in 1998 as an electrical inspector for the City of Davenport after 10 years.
He served as a Scott County Deputy Sheriff for two years.
He was a member of the Roosevelt Lodge No. 626 of Davenport, the Scottish Rite Consistory of Davenport, the Mohassan Grotto and the Mohaasan Grotto Minibikers, both of Davenport.
Survivors include his wife, Bonnie, of Davenport; one son, Douglas and his wife, Diane Miller of Arizona; four daughters, Judith Miller of Colorado, Suzanne Jordan of Davenport, Kristi Ramirez and her husband, Frank, of Davenport and Lori Roby and her husband, Shawn, of Arizona; eight grandchildren; two great-grandchildren; three brothers, Art and Larry Miller of Muscatine, and Gary Miller of Fond Du Lac, Wis.; two sisters, Pat Berry and Joyce Strause of Muscatine.
He was preceded in death by his parents and one brother, Richard.
MUSCATINE, Iowa – John Charles Miller Jr, 81, of Muscatine, died Monday, January 26, 2009, at his home.
Funeral Service will be 11:00 a.m. on Thursday, January 29, 2009, at the Ralph J. Wittich-Riley-Freers Funeral Home. Reverend Dan Schoepf of Calvary Church will officiate the service. Casket bearers will be John Birkhofer, James Birkhofer, Jason Symmonds, Randy Spies, Joe Imhoff, and Todd Nath. Burial will be in Greenwood Cemetery.
Visitation will be from 4 to 6 p.m. on Wednesday, January 28, 2009, at the funeral home.
John was born on October 31, 1927, in Muscatine, the son of John and Emma Grensing Miller. He married Joan L. Richardson on December 17, 1950, in Muscatine. She preceded him in death on September 1, 1993.
He was a farmer and played in Dixieland bands and enjoyed country western music.
He was a charter member of the Calvary Baptist Church and was a member of the SD Steamboat Club.
Survivors include one son, John C. Miller and wife, Jan, of Muscatine; two daughters, Joni Birkhofer and husband, Jim, of Moscow, and Lori Symmonds and husband, Dan, of Tipton; seven grandchildren, Kristie Miller, Katie Miller, James Birkhofer, John Birkhofer, Jason, Jennifer and Leann Symmonds; and four great-grandchildren, Britney, Cora, and Jennifer Nath, and Marcus Birkhofer.
He was preceded in death by his parents; his wife; and one sister, Imogene Imhoff.
MUSCATINE, Iowa -- Lorenze 'Slim' Miller Jr., 76, Muscatine, died Wednesday, April 21, 2004, at Unity Hospital.
Memorial services will be held at a later date at Memorial Park Cemetery. According to his wishes, his body has been donated to the University of Iowa for research and studies.
There will be no visitation. The Geo. M. Wittich-Lewis Funeral Home is in care of the arrangements.
Mr. Miller was born June 19, 1927, in Muscatine, the son of Lorenze and Mildred Hohenadel Miller.
He worked for Peterson Plumbing.
He served with the National Guard for more than 12 years.
He was a member of the Eagles Lodge No. 815, Muscatine. He was an avid bingo player, Cubs and Hawkeye fan and enjoyed watching golf.
Survivors include a daughter, Barbara Lawton of North Collins, N.Y., Patricia Myer of Catskill, N.Y., Bruce Miller of Snohomish, Wash., Kathleen Hankins of Oklahoma City, Okla., and Roger Miller of Everett, Wash.; three brothers, Gerald L. Miller of Muscatine, Harold W. Miller of Mount Lake Terrance, Wash., and Donald R. Miller of Sunnyvale, Calif.; and special friend, Glorietto Marshall of Muscatine.
He was preceded in death by his parents and a sister, Joan.