Michael "Mick" Miller Obituary

Michael "Mick" Miller

Michael “Mick” Clarence Miller, 74, of Waverly, passed away Friday, March 20, 2020, at St. Mary’s Hospital in Rochester, Minnesota.  Mick was born April 15, 1945, in Waverly, Iowa, the son of William and Faith (Freeman) Miller. He was united in marriage to the love of his life Verna Ball in Waverly on July 2, 1961. He graduated from Waverly High School with the class of 1963. He worked for several businesses over the years, often two of them at a time, Dick’s Conoco DX, Carnation, Kay Enterprise, United Hydraulics and Gemco Toppers to name a few. He was a welder at Terex in Waverly for 36 years, retiring in 2008. In retirement, every day was “Saturday”, he lived his life and his retirement to the fullest.   Mick loved to fish, most often alongside Verna. Whether it was annual trips to Canada or time spent at their trailer on Lake Pepin, Minnesota, Mick was sure to enjoy the time spent away. He also enjoyed watching all Iowa Hawkeye sports and was known to cheer for them, rather loudly. He liked to put together puzzles and make walking sticks out of diamond willow. Mick tirelessly gave himself to others, helping with any project or task, he always put others before himself. His Grandchildren meant the world to him, he was very proud to be their Grandpa.   Mick is survived by his wife of 58 years, Verna Miller of Waverly, two daughters, Lyndi (Paul) Elledge of Pilot Knob, Missouri, Barb (Doug) Michael of Riceville, Iowa, one son, David (Shawn) Miller of Waverly, 10 grandchildren and eight great grandchildren, three brothers; Frank Miller of Marshalltown, Gary Miller of Shell Rock and Bob (Paula) Miller of Fowler, California. He is preceded in death by his parents, sister-in-law, Betty Miller and his mother and father in law, Frank and Alice Ball.  A Celebration of Life Service will be held at a later date. Following a private family viewing, Mick will be cremated. Memorial contributions may be directed to the National Autism Association and on-line condolences may be left at <a href="http://www.kaisercorson.com/">www.kaisercorson.com</a>. Kaiser-Corson Funeral Home in Waverly is in charge of arrangements. 319-352-1187
April 15, 1945 - March 20, 202004/15/194503/20/2020
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Keith Lewis
June 20
Just heard the news about Mick he will be missed, always had a smile on his face and a good story to tell you. Prayers to the family from Keith and all from B.Wells.
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Sharon Abram
April 1
Verna, so sorry to hear of Mick's passing--I was shocked. Seems like I just talked with him a month or so ago. Hope your family and friends will help you through this--keep the faith and remain strong! It isn't easy but you will get through it. Sharon Abram
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Valorie Reed
March 25
I just learned of this yesterday and was completely shocked. When he would come to the pharmacy at Walgreens and show us his pictures of fish he had caught, I would tell him he needed to take my husband with him and show him how it's done. He was such a warm and friendly... Continue Reading
Delores Miller
March 25
My sympathy.
Pat and Ken Fox
March 24
We are sorry to learn of Mick’s passing. We enjoying living in the neighborhood in Waverly. Ken enjoyed working with him at Terex and more recently deer hunting with him. He was a great man and will be missed.
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LaDonna Hough
March 24
So sorry to hear of Mick's passing. We both worked with Mick at Terex. He always made us smile. Bob also was in the class of '63. He was a great guy and will be missed. Bob & LaDonna Hough
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Missy Buseman
March 23
So sad 😞 to hear of Mick’s passing. I have so many fond memories of him growing up and even into adulthood. Being one of my Dads best friends and hunting buddies. I had the pleasure of having him around the house. He would always stop in and report after sitting in the ... Continue Reading
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James Mormann
March 23
I am sorry to hear of Mick’s passing. My sympathy to his entire family! He was a customer of mine and friend when I worked at the State Bank of Waverly. Many fond memories remain when we eventually talked fishing! May God rest his soul!
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Allison Rojek
March 22
So sorry to hear of Mick's passing. I can't count the number of days our family spent fishing up at Lake Pepin with Mick and Verna and all the great memories created. He was a wonderful person and will truly be missed. Sending thoughts and prayers to your family. All... Continue Reading
Kathleen Michael
March 22
Verna, and your family. My heart just breaks for you and your family. Mick was such a fun loving guy. He will be missed by so many people. He was such a fun loving person. You wonder why this happen and we will never know. He lived his life to the fullest. Prayers, tho... Continue Reading