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Leo Clayton Miller
  • Memorials may be made to Holy Trinity Lutheran Church Open Arms campaign.
  • Holy Trinity Lutheran Church
    517 S.W. Des Moines Street
    Ankeny, IA 50023

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“One of if not the nicest man I have ever known. I am blessed just to have known him for many many years. Leo and Ruth . It never got better than how...Read More »
1 of 14 | Posted by: Jimmy Kelly - Ankeny

“On behalf of brother, Roger's children and extended family. ”
2 of 14 | Posted by: Kenny, Keven, Brenda, and Melanie Miller, Mittlestadt and Samples - IA

“My deepest condolences for your loss, Ruth Ann and family. I pray your memories will bring you comfort as you move through the grieving process. You...Read More »
3 of 14 | Posted by: Melanie Miller-Samples - Madrid, IA

“My thoughts and prayers go out to Ruth and family. He was one of my baptismal sponsor and was always at important events for me. He was a great...Read More »
4 of 14 | Posted by: Arlan Lewis - Huntington Beach, CA

“I'm so saddened to read of the loss of Leo. After working with him for several years (once a year check-up), I know that his place in God's glory is...Read More »
5 of 14 | Posted by: Gregg Sunner

“From meticulously beautifying Holy Trinity's property to visiting the unchurched and visitors to worship, there was little that Leo would not do nor...Read More »
6 of 14 | Posted by: Eric Biedermann - Fort Collins, CO

“Kent & family, so sorry to hear of the loss of your father and grandfather. Mike Wallace ”
7 of 14 | Posted by: A friend

“It seems that I've known Leo Miller for almost my whole life - he was a most personable man and I always enjoyed seeing and speaking with him on our...Read More »
8 of 14 | Posted by: Jeff Ehler - Omaha, NE

“Leo and I were first cousins. His mom and my dad were brother and sister. I will miss him greatly because we talked about our family genealogy...Read More »
9 of 14 | Posted by: Fran Denny - Liberty, MO

“Our thoughts and prayers are with this family. The lessons of friendship, kindness and love that Leo must have taught are very evident in his...Read More »
10 of 14 | Posted by: Rad and Pat Fish - North Liberty, IA

“What a gentleman/servant and great role model. I was especially impressed by Leo's connection with young people. We teamed up as confirmation guides...Read More »
11 of 14 | Posted by: Greg Ploeger - Ankeny, IA

“Kent and family, I am so sorry for your loss. Prayers to your whole family. ”
12 of 14 | Posted by: Shary Albaugh - Ankeny, IA

“We have only known Leo for about 2 1/2 years after moving to Ankeny.Leo was the first person to introduce himself to us when visiting Holy Trinity. ...Read More »
13 of 14 | Posted by: Ralph and Barb Schramm - Ankeny, IA

“Leo was a great person had know him all of our life. ”
14 of 14 | Posted by: Daryl & Sue Nerness - Osceola, IA


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Leo C. Miller passed away on January 9, 2017, at Mercy Hospital in Des Moines after a fall at his home in Ankeny. Leo had just celebrated his 87th birthday on January 2.
A time of visitation to celebrate his life, commitment to God, family and friends will take place 5 to 7:00 p.m., January 12, 2017 at Memorial Services of Iowa (4208 N Ankeny Blvd). A memorial service will be conducted at Holy Trinity Lutheran Church in Ankeny at 10:30 a.m., Friday, January 13, 2017.
Leo is remembered by his family and friends as a loving servant of God who was always thinking about how to help his church, family and friends. He was born in Cambridge, Iowa on January 2, 1930 to Addie and Jennie Miller.
Leo is survived by Ruth, his wife of 63 years. He had eight siblings and is survived by three siblings; brothers George Miller of Des Moines and Robert Miller of Ames and sister Joan Anderson of Ames. Leo has two children, Mary Jo Meiners (Paul) of North Liberty, Iowa and Kent Miller (Shirley) of Omaha, Nebraska. He leaves four grandchildren, Lisa Moore (David); Todd Meiners (Melissa); Chris Miller (Allison); and Alyssa Miller; as well as six great-grandchildren.
Memorials may be made to Holy Trinity Lutheran Church Open Arms campaign.