Robert Lee Miller, 74, of Kewanee, passed away at 7:12 PM, Thursday, September 5, 2013 at his home.Cremation has been accorded and a Memorial Mass will be celebrated at 10:00 AM, Tuesday, September 10 at St. Mary’s Catholic Church. Celebrant will be Rev. Johndamaseni Zilimu. Visitation will be held from 5:00-7:00 PM, Monday, September 9 at Rux Funeral Home in Kewanee where a rosary will be recited at 6:45 PM. Inurnment will be in Mt. Olivet Cemetery. Memorials are the preferred form of remembrance and may be directed to the Robert Miller Memorial Fund.
He was born April 12, 1939 in Washington, IA, the son of Delmer and Marian (Pauly) Miller. He married Kathryn A. Hillgartner on February 27, 1960 in Fort Madison, IA. She survives, as does a son, Michael J. Miller of Sparks, NV, a daughter, Julie A. (John) Kedley of Bettendorf, IA, his brother, Jerry (Anita) Miller of Seymour, TN, four sisters, JoAnn (Wayne) Henninig of Broomfield, CO and Susie (Ronald) Menke, Mary (Gary) Featheringill and Rose (Rick) Beelman, all of Fort Madison, IA, a grandson, Jacob M. Kedley of Davenport, IA, a brother-in-law, John (Maria) Hillgartner of Fort Madison, IA and several nieces and nephews. He was preceded in death by his parents.
Robert worked in sales for Good’s Furniture until his retirement. He was a member of St. Mary’s Catholic Church, the Knights of Columbus Council #734, where he was the Treasurer, the Kewanee Historical Society and the Kewanee Social Services Agency. He had been a Scout Master at Lady of Lourdes in Bettendorf, IA, a Kewanee Hospital Volunteer and had participated in the Goodfellows food basket delivery. He was an all around handyman who enjoyed helping others. He also enjoyed golfing and was an avid Iowa Hawkeye and Green Bay Packer fan.