Alvin W. Miller, 75, of Scotia passed away on Friday, October 27, 2017, at theCommunity Memorial Health Center in Burwell.
Funeral Services will be held at 10:30 a.m. on Wednesday, November 1, 2017,
at the Zion Lutheran Church in Scotia. Pastor Mark Middendorf will
officiate. Burial will be in the Mt. Hope Cemetery in Scotia.
Visitation will be on Tuesday from 5:00 to 7:00 p.m. at the church.
Memorials are suggested to the Scotia Volunteer Fire Department or
the Family’s Choice. Ord Memorial Chapel is in charge of
Alvin Webster Miller was born March 8, 1942, at Miller, Nebraska to
Franklin Webster and Vava Vera (Fox) Miller. He lived in a sod house
until the family moved to Brewster. Alvin attended school through the
8th grade at
Brewster and then attended the 9th-10th
grades at Burwell. He worked on several ranches in the Brewster,
Taylor and Burwell areas.
On November 4, 1959, Alvin was united in marriage to Karron Deloris Amos
at Denver, Colorado. To this union four sons were born, Alvin James,
Roy Dean, Ronald Clifford and Franklin Lee. In November of 2006, they
adopted their great-grandson, Alvin Nathaniel. In November of 2009,
Alvin and Karron celebrated their 50th
Golden Wedding Anniversary and renewed their vows of marriage.
Alvin and Karron started their married life in Burwell and later moved to
Scotia. Alvin worked for Rodeo Telephone Company which later became
Nebraska Central Telephone Company for 36 years, where he was the
office manager and telephone repairman. Alvin also raised cattle,
hogs and did custom haying. He had his own trenching, plumbing and
electrical company. Alvin also worked as a Greeley County Deputy
Sheriff for several years. Alvin and Karron operated the Miller and
Sons Buggy Restoration and Upholstery Shop.
Alvin was a proud member of the Scotia Volunteer Fire Department for 57 years.
Alvin was baptized and confirmed into the Lutheran Faith on December
3, 1967, and was a member of the Zion Lutheran Church in Scotia.
His hobbies included camping, boating, fishing, hunting and restoring
buggies and sleighs. His greatest joys were seeing his boy’s
accomplishments. He was very proud of each and every one of his kids,
grandkids; and great-grandkids.
Survivors of the immediate family include; five sons and daughters-in-law,
Alvin James of Watertown, SD, Roy Dean and Sarah of Oakland, NE,
Ronald Clifford and Donna of Ramstein, Germany, Franklin Lee and Dana
of Valentine, NE and Alvin Nathaniel of Valentine, NE; 8
grandchildren, Alvin Gregory Miller, Miranda Leigh and Joey Patek,
Alyssa Ann and Cory Wohlleber all of Watertown, SD, Shane Michael and
Mara Miller of Maplewood, MN, Eric Dean Miller of Cozad, NE, Heidi
Beth, Brent Roy and Layne Augustus Miller all of Oakland, NE, Jessica
Lynn and Gregory Roseland, and Josephine Anne Miller all of Bellevue,
NE, KayLynn Deloris, Cody Franklin and Casey William Miller all of
Valentine, NE; 8 great-grandchildren; a sister Delores Davis of
Tyndall, SD; two brothers and two sisters-in-law, Allen F. Miller of
Burwell, NE, Howard G. and Linda Miller of Hastings, NE and Patricia
Miller of Ord, NE; a sister-in-law and brother-in-law, Betty J. and
Richard Meyer of Burwell, NE; numerous nieces, nephews; and a host of
family and friends.
He was preceded in death by his beloved wife of 50 years, Karron Deloris who
passed away on September 3, 2010; a beloved grandson, Ronald William
Miller in October of 2002; his parents; Franklin W. Miller and Vava
V. Miller-Doty; his step-father, James “Bill” Doty; father-in-law
and mother-in-law, Lorne L. and Leola H. Amos; a brother, Joseph W.
Miller; and three brothers-in-law, Stanley R. Scott, LaVern D. Amos
and Karrol D. Amos.