Roland D. Miller

Mar 4, 2020
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10:30 AM, Monday, March 9, 2020, at Grace Reformed Church, 520 Maxwell Street, Waterloo


1:00 – 3:00 PM, Sunday, March 8, 2020, at Locke Funeral Home, 1519 West 4th St., Waterloo


Burial in Dumont Cemetery, Dumont with military honors by Dumont American Legion Post #360 and United States Navy Honor Guard at 2:00 PM


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Roland D. Miller, 86, of Waterloo, died at Pinnacle Specialty Care, Cedar Falls on Wednesday, March 4, 2020. He was born December 31, 1933, in Ackley, son of Harm and Gertrude Lursen Miller and graduated from Geneva High School in 1951. He served in the United States Navy during the Korean War (1951 – 1954).

He married Dorothy Mae Siems September 7, 1955, in Dumont. She died January 7, 2012.

Roland worked 31 years for Waterloo Industries, retiring as a press operator in 1996.

He was an active member of Grace Reformed Church where he served as a deacon and elder, chair of the mortgage fundraising committee, and chair of the Benevolence Committee. He and Dorothy volunteered at Wednesday Night Youth Group. In 2011, they received a 30-year service plaque from their church. Roland was a member of the Waterloo American Legion and handed out poppies every year. He assisted with local fundraising for the MDA and coordinated a fundraiser for Ruth Ann Shell's medical expenses. Roland was involved for several years with Boy Scouts.

He enjoyed traveling with Dorothy (she with her Pepsi and he with his coffee); they rarely missed Hobo Days in Britt and he would collect ball caps along the way.

Roland is survived by his Son, Steve (Debra) Miller‚ Jesup‚ IA; Daughter, Deb (Mike Morris) Peters‚ Lansing‚ IA; Son, Brian Miller‚ Iowa City‚ IA; Grandchildren: Jeff (Rachel) Miller, Matthew Miller, Emily Bultmann, and Maggie (Matt) Gaudian; Great-granddaughters, Audrey Sue and Lily Lynn Gaudian; Brother, Marvin (Sharon) Miller‚ Sioux Falls‚ SD; and several nieces and nephews.

Preceded in death by his parents; wife; a brother and sister-in-law, F. Luverne and Helen Miller; and a sister, Lenora Kurtz.

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  1. Julie Diehl | Mar 11, 2020
    So sorry to hear about the passing of Steve's Dad. You and your family are in my thoughts. Sincerely, Julie
  2. Gordon's | Mar 05, 2020
    Steve and Deb. So sorry to hear this. You are both in our prayers. Live you, Tammy and Allen

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