Ruth Miller passes on at age 89

ruth_miller-facebook_211x310.jpgCHARLES CITY — Ruth Miller, 89, of Charles City, died April 3, 2017 at the 11th Street Chautauqua Guest Home in Charles City.

A funeral service for Ruth will be held 10:30 a.m. Friday, April 7, 2017 at Hauser Funeral Home with Pastor Jim Beranek officiating. Burial will be at Sunnyside Memory Gardens in rural Charles City.

Visitation will be at Hauser Funeral Home from 5-7 p.m. Thursday, April 6, 2017 and will continue one hour prior to the funeral service Friday.

Ruth Maxine (Fisher) Miller was born March 1, 1928 to Walter and Nellie Mae (Carle) Fisher in Bradford, Iowa. She attended school first in Bradford, then later on in Nashua. On July 2, 1945 Ruth was united in marriage to Garold George Miller. To this union seven children were born.

Ruth was a true homemaker who loved to care for her farm and her family. Her family will always remember her cooking and baking, especially: bread, fried bread dough, homemade milk noodles, chicken noodle soup, and her own unique salmon soup. She also enjoyed canning with her good friend and companion David Rodamaker. When she wasn’t on the farm, Ruth loved to attend high school girls’ softball games, and taking vacations with her family to Lake George, Minn.. She loved music and time spent with children; always saying, “Enjoy them now because they grow up too fast.” Her favorite children to spend time with were her grandkids who all have special memories of fishing with grandma. Most recently Ruth looked forward to her Saturday morning breakfasts with her son Hal.

Ruth is survived by her children: Kathleen (Roger) Kellogg, Daniel (Lana) Miller, Dennis (Carol) Miller, Gloria (Charles) Kolbet, Hal (Sharon) Miller, Joseph (Lisa) Miller, and Marc Miller; 18 grandchildren; 29 great-grandchildren; and sister: Virginia (Don) Ackerson

She was preceded in death by her parents; husband: Garold in 1981; brothers: Cecil Fisher, Chuck Fisher, Jim Fisher, Gary Fisher, and Ronald Fisher; and sisters: Alice Cagley, Lulu Fisher, Elna Fisher.

Hauser Funeral Home, (641) 228-2323, is handling the arrangements.