Gene Miller

Gene Rollin Miller was born May 7, 1935, in Mt Ayr, IA to June and Virgil Miller. He went to see Jesus with assistance of the Angels on Oct. 4, 2022, at Eden Acres of the Perry Lutheran Homes long term Care Facility in Perry, IA at age 87. To honor Gene’s life, a celebration of life will be held on Saturday, October 15, 2022, at 11:00 a.m. with visitation beginning at 10:00 a.m. at the Carris Family Funeral Home & Cremation Care in Perry. Anyone who knew him is encouraged to come share with his family. Memorials will be given to his family and may be left at the Carris Family Funeral Home & Cremation Care. Online condolences may be left at

Gene was nurtured and assisted by his father and grandfather, John Lane, throughout his school years in all his participation in baseball, football, and basketball. He lettered all four years during high school in Mount Ayr.

He attended Graceland College at Lamoni, IA where he met his life mate, Wanda Fears. Later he completed his education by attending Grandview College and Drake University where he participated in golf, basketball, and football. He finished his degree in Education from Drake. After teaching and coaching girl sports for 26 years in Dallas and Boone counties, he moved on to working for President Homes and was very successful.

Faith was very important to their life as they journeyed through the years ahead. They were both were very active in the Community of Christ Church.

Their first darling child, Michele Jolene, was born on September 13, 1968. Then John Delmont was born two years later. What a joy to have their own children to enjoy! They now have six grandchildren: Alec, Blair, Lane, Alexis (Jason), Ethen and Kal.

Retirement brought house building jobs where Gene and Wanda worked together to achieve success. They also enjoyed several years of trips throughout the world.

Gene and Wanda were married for 67 enjoyable years along with their leader as their Lord and Master, life was made great!


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