Vernon E. Miller

    Vernon E. Miller, 85, Norfolk, formerly of Winside, died Monday, Aug. 14, 2017 at Faith Regional Health Services in Norfolk.
    Services will be held at 10:30 a.m. Saturday, Aug. 19 at Christ Lutheran Church in Norfolk. The Rev. Chip Winter will officiate. Burial will be at the Greenwood Cemetery in Wayne. Visitation will be from 5-8 p.m. Friday, Aug. 18 at Stonacek Funeral Chapel in Norfolk.
    Memorials may be made to the family for a future designation.
    Stonacek Funeral Chapel in Norfolk was in charge of the arrangements.
    Vernon Edward Miller was born Feb. 26, 1932 on the family farm at rural Winside to Adolf and Ella (Hintz) Miller. He was baptized March 13, 1932, and confirmed Dec. 10, 1944, both at St. Paul’s Lutheran Church in Winside. He graduated from Winside High School in 1949. He married Lois Boyce on Dec. 9, 1951 at St. Paul’s Lutheran Church in Winside. After Vernon and Lois were married, they farmed in the Winside area. They moved to Norfolk in 2004. Vernon worked many years at Arkfeld Manufacturing and at Mead Lumber until his retirement.
He enjoyed square dancing and playing cards in Kard Club, with which he was involved for 60 years. Vernon taught Sunday School for 18 years, and he enjoyed watching Cornhusker sports activities. He was a member of Christ Lutheran Church in Norfolk, was a square dance caller, a member of the Laurel Town Twirlers and then later the 49ers.
    Survivors include his spouse, Lois Miller of Norfolk; a son, Dale Miller of Blair; a daughter, Phyllis (Larry) Cleveland of Norfolk; a daughter, Carla (Jay) Dowler of Houston, Texas; a son, LaVerle (Kathy) Miller of Grand Island; a son, Brent (Amy) Miller of Norfolk; a daughter, Coleene (Mitch) Robinson of Fort Calhoun; a son, Kyle (Cindy) Miller of Laurel; 17 grandchildren and 28 great-grandchildren; a sister, LaJean (Warren) Marotz of Winside; and numerous nieces and nephews.
    He was preceded in death by his parents, Adolf and Ella Miller; a sister, Delaine Matthes; and three great-grandchildren, Kanaan, Corben and Wyatt.
    Pallbearers will be Vernon’s grandsons: Chad Miller, Nick Cleveland, Brandon Cleveland, Cody Cleveland, Sean Dowler, Anthony Dowler, Brady Miller, Collier Miller and Benjamin Robinson.
    Honorary pallbearers will be Vernon’s granddaughters: Jessica Gorsett, Katie Keasling, Brittany Dowler, Sara Wucher, Erin Fitzgerald, Enjoli Schmidt, Erica Pilger and Brooke Hedemark.     Condolences may be expressed to the family online at

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