Margaret Clara (Schilling) Miller, 86, of Waverly, Iowa, died on Saturday, January 19, 2019 at UnityPoint-Allen Hospital in Waterloo.
Margaret was born on May 28, 1932, in rural Clarksville, Iowa, the daughter of John H. and Gesine W. (Baro) Neuhaus. Margaret was baptized in rural Clarksville and confirmed in 1945 at Peace Lutheran Church in Shell Rock. She attended school in Shell Rock, graduating in 1949 from the Shell Rock High School. On June 4, 1950, Margaret was united in marriage to Eugene Schilling in Shell Rock and the couple later divorced. On October 30, 1992, Margaret was united in marriage to Richard D. Miller at St. Paul U.C.C. in Denver. The couple made their home in Denver, where Margaret worked for Kurtt’s Jack & Jill, Benders, drove school bus for 17 years, and also owned and operated the “Bait Shop”. In October of 2002, the couple moved to Waverly.
Margaret was a member of Peace United Church of Christ in Waverly. She loved wintering in Texas and enjoyed dancing and spending time with her family and friends.
Margaret is survived by her husband, Richard Miller of Waverly; her three children; Linda (Jim) Brown of South Carolina, Michael (Alla) Schilling of Deer River, Minnesota, Patti (Danny) Short of Kentucky; four step-children, Debra (Brian) Lindsay of Nora Springs, Vicky (Craig) Rewerts of Waverly, Susan (Thomas) Cooley of Chippewa Falls, WI, and David (Darci) Miller of Cedar Falls; numerous grandchildren, great grandchildren, step-grandchildren, step-great grandchildren; and a brother, John (Dixie) Neuhaus of Shell Rock. Margaret was preceded in death by her parents, a son Merle Schilling, a daughter, Kim Gade, one great grandchild, two brothers, Henry and Helmut Neuhaus, and two sisters-in-law, Wilma and Dora Neuhaus.
Funeral services will be at 10:30 a.m. on Wednesday, January 23, 2019, at the Peace United Church of Christ in Waverly, with Pastor Jon Hennings officiating. Burial will take place in Harlington Cemetery in Waverly. Visitation will be held on Tuesday from 4:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m. at Kaiser-Corson Funeral Home in Waverly and also for one hour on Wednesday at the church. Memorials may be directed to Peace United Church of Christ or to Margaret’s family for later designation. Online condolences may be left at www.kaisercorson.com. 319-352-1187
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