In loving memory of

Virginia Ann Miller
July 1, 1931 - July 15, 2020

Virginia Ann (Lauterbach) Miller, 89, of Dumont, Iowa, passed away July 15, 2020, at Franklin General Hospital, Hampton, Iowa. She was born July 1, 1931, to Brunk and Minnie (Berends) Lauterbach in rural Grundy County. Virginia attended school in Grundy County and graduated from Dike High School. She worked at the Western Home in Cedar Falls and was a Nurses Aid at the Franklin General Hospital in Hampton.

Virginia was united in marriage to Delos Miller on November 14, 1949, at the Stout Reformed Church. They made their home on the family farm southwest of Dumont in rural Franklin County. They retired in 1993 and stayed on the farm until Delos passed away in June of 2002.

Virginia was baptized at the Stout Reformed Church and became a member of the Dumont Reformed Church in 1957. She was a catechism teacher, Sunday school teacher and was active in the Reformed Church Women's group.

Virginia enjoyed crafts such as embroidery and ceramics, where she painted a 24-piece nativity. She also enjoyed crocheting and made afghans for all the grandchildren. Virginia also crocheted several small crosses which were placed inside cards to family and friends to give as encouragement or a blessing for several years.

Virginia and Delos enjoyed their annual fishing trip to Osakis, MN, and after retirement enjoyed taking several bus trips. Her greatest joy though was her family.

Virginia is survived by her sons Dennis (Deb) Miller of Ackley, Norman (Vickie) Miller of Grinnell, Vernon Miller of Ackley, and a daughter Patsy Miller of Ackley. Six grandchildren; Denise (Trever) Willems of Ackley, Daniel (Megan) Miller of Ackley, Andy (Casey) Miller of Ankeny, Valerie (Alex) Minor of United Kingdom, England, Jillene (Jason) Blunk of Ankeny and Tim (Niki) Merfeld of Iowa Falls. 13 great-grandchildren; Kylie, Collin, and Blake Willems; Tate and Denver Miller; Gideon, Sawyer, and Sadie Miller; Gunnar, Jordyn, Jett and Rylie Blunk and Faith Merfeld. Two sisters; Irene Miller and Darlene Overman, along with several nieces and nephews.

Virginia was preceded in death by her parents, her husband Delos and a sister Matilda Johnson. Memorials and cards may be sent to the Virginia Miller Family, Box 246, Dumont, IA 50625.


Bob and Michelle Schaefer wrote on Jul 22, 2020:

"Dennis, Norm, Vernie, and Patsy, your family is in our thoughts and prayers. As you know, your mom was a caring, loving individual and will be missed."

Dixie Krause wrote on Jul 19, 2020:

"I have great memories of Patsy, your Mom and your brothers. We had good times with your mom. She was always very kind. I was so happy to see you Patsy at my moms visitation. I'm thinking about you now in the days ahead. With our sympathy Dixie and Scott Krause"

Arvilla J Lien wrote on Jul 19, 2020:

"I check funeral homes every day on my computer and saw this and thought I know Virginia, We went to church in Stout together, wonderful person and a caring family. Prayers for her family. Arvilla (Meester) Lien of Dilworth, MN "

Steve Miller wrote on Jul 18, 2020:

"Aunt Virginia, Thank you so very much for always taking time to send me letters while I was deployed. I always enjoyed reading them and you keeping me up-to-date on things. Thank you for all the Christmas letters and Christmas cards that you would send Tracy, the boys and I. I always enjoy coming to see you and visit with you when we would come back to Dumont. You?re such a sweet wonderful lady and you will be dearly missed. Love Steve, Tracy, Freddie and Andy ."

Steve Miller wrote on Jul 18, 2020:

"Aunt Virginia, Thank you so very much for taking time to send me letters while I was deployed. I always enjoyed reading them and you keeping up to date on things. Tracy, the boys and I always loved getting a Christmas card and letter from you. I always enjoyed visiting with you when we would come back to Dumont. Your such a sweet, wonderful lady who will be deeply missed. Love you. Steve, Tracy, Freddie and Andy. "

John and Patty Severs wrote on Jul 17, 2020:

"We are so sorry to see this. Virginia was an awesome woman with a kind heart."

Ken Overman wrote on Jul 17, 2020:

"We will miss you, Aunt Virginia. I remember the family get together's at the old farm. Love Ken & Lynn Overman"

Loretta Jones wrote on Jul 17, 2020:

"I'm so sorry to hear this! Sympathies to all the family. Loretta Jones"