June 29, 1958 - August 20, 2022
Jeff Miller, 64 of rural Hasting, IA, passed away, surrounded by his loving family, on Saturday, August 20, 2022 at Nebraska Medicine in Omaha. Funeral services will be held at 10:00 a.m. on Saturday, August 27, 2022 at the Loess Hills Funeral Home in Malvern, IA. Burial will be in the Hastings Cemetery. Visitation at the funeral home will be held from 5:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m. on Friday, August 26, 2022. Loess Hills Funeral Home in Malvern is caring for Jeff and his family.
Memorials: Hastings Cemetery Perpetual Care or Indian Creek Historical Society Museum.
Jeffrey Arno Miller, 64 of rural Hastings, IA, passed away, surrounded by his loving family, on Saturday, August 20, 2022 at Nebraska Medicine in Omaha.
Jeff was born on June 29, 1958 in Kansas City, MO. He was blessed to Arno Miller and Anna Mae (Benedict) Miller, of Hastings Iowa. Jeff enjoyed growing up on and living the farm life, learning about livestock and grain farming, this was the life he loved. Jeff graduated from the Nishna Valley High School in 1976, from there he moved to Texas with two classmates to work construction, but after one season he returned home and bought a farm to begin his farming career. The farm crisis of the 80's was tough, but he made it through.
Jeff married Christina Waller on April 7, 1984. Two sons were born to this union, Jason and Jordan. The couple later divorced in 1994.
On June 14, 1997, Jeff married Shirley Miller. He continued to farm and also drove truck, both locally and across the central United States, until 2001 when he wanted to stay local. Jeff was good and hard worker. He drove a roll off truck for Batten Sanitation for 14 years. For several years, he drove the activity school bus for the Malvern School District. Over the years, Jeff held several part-time jobs including; airport shuttle bus, SWITA, and at the Emerson elevator. In 2016, Jeff took a job working for the Mills and Montgomery Court Houses in the driver's license departments, doing driver's exams, until he resigned in 2022.
Jeff's goal in life was to make everyone laugh and smile. He enjoyed traveling with Shirley. His pride and joy were his two sons and their families, especially his grandsons.
Jeff was preceded in death by his parents, Arno and Ann, granddaughter Gabriel Ranee Miller; in-laws, Benne and Gerda Miller, and brother-in-law, Marvin Miller.
Jeff was survived by his wife of 25 years, Shirley Miller of Hastings; sons, Jason (Ashlee) Miller of Nebraska City NE, and Jordan (Brittany Wolfe) Miller of Glenwood IA; grandsons, Ryan, Elijah, Owen, Braxton, and Lennox; aunts, Connie Benedict of Clearfield, IA and Carol Benedict of Albert City, IA; many cousins; other relatives; and a host of friends.