Gerald "Gerry" E. Miller
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Gerry Miller, age 86 of Hartington, Nebraska died on Friday, November 22, 2013 at the Golden Living Center in Hartington.

Mass of Christian Burial will be on Monday, November 25, 2013 at 10:30 am at the Holy Trinity Catholic Church in Hartington with Rev. Jeffery Loseke officiating. Burial will be in St. Michael's Cemetery in Hartington with military honors provided by the Hartington VFW Post 5283. Visitation will be on Sunday at church from 2:00 to 6:00 pm with a Vigil Service at 3:30 p.m. Visitation will begin one hour prior to services on Monday at the church. The Wintz Funeral Home in Hartington is in charge of arrangements. To view the video tribute, or to send online condolences, please visit www.wintzrayfuneralhome.com .

Pallbearers will be Austin Crist, Jace Crist, Jarryd Schieffer, Reggie Miller, Hunter Miller, and Matt Miller.

Honorary pallbearers will be Gerry's former employees of Gerry Miller Implement; Auctioneers - Ryan Creamer, Alton Heimes, Roger Janssen, and Borge Kastrup. Gene Burbach and Terry Frank.

Gerald E. Miller was born on July 21, 1927 in Hartington, NE to Glen and Myrtle (Christiansen) Miller. He grew up in Hartington and graduated from Hartington High School in 1945. After high school Gerry served in the U.S. Air Force as a Meteorologist in the Pacific Theater. Upon returning from the service, he farmed south of Hartington from 1947-1960. Gerry became involved with the Auction Business in 1947 after attending the Duncan Brothers Auction Schools in Council Bluffs, Iowa. He married Marjorie Leise on October 23, 1950 in Hartington. With further interests he purchased shares in the John Deere Dealership in 1960, and in 1965 became the sole owner of Gerry Miller Implement. Through the years he received many honors and awards for his services among which are: Director of Iowa-NE Farm Equipment Dealers Association, Director of the Hartington Telephone Company, Inc., member of the NE and National Auctioneers Association including Past-President and Auctioneer of the Year in 1991-1992; Trustee of the Cedar Catholic Foundation Board and member of Holy Trinity Catholic Church; past church council member and trustee; lifetime member of the Hartington VFW Post #5283, Knights of Columbus, served 25 years on the Hartington City Council; served 3 terms as Mayor of Hartington; past president of the Hartington Chamber of Commerce; received the Community Service Award in 1983; served on the Sacred Heart Hospital Board of Directors; served on the Avera Rural Board of Directors (2 terms), and received the NE Auctioneers Hall of Fame Award on June 2004.

Gerry is survived by his wife of 63 years, Marjorie of Hartington; daughter-in-law Carol Miller of Omaha, NE, Daughters and spouses Cindy and Al Heimes of LaVista, NE, Lisa and Ross Crist of Sioux Falls, SD, Wanda and Tom Schieffer of Hartington; sons and spouses Rob and Brenda Miller of Hartington, Dr. Steve and Janel Miller of Norfolk, NE; 18 grandchildren; 15 great grandchildren; brother Don and Darlene Miller of Hartington, NE; sister Sally and Bart Bredenkamp of Niceville, Florida.

He was preceded in death by his parents Glen and Myrtle Miller; son Dr. Ritch E. Miller.




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Our sympathy and prayers to the entire Miller Family. May you feel God's love and grace during this season.

From your Hillcrest Friends - Leon & Beth Wassenaar


Our thoughts and prayers to Gerry's family. He was a very special person and touched the lives of many in northeast Nebraska.

Ken and Mary Thunker


Thoughts are with the entire Miller family during this sorrowful time. I had the pleasure of working for Gerry at the dealership during the early 90's and couldn't have asked for a better employer. To many stories to tell here but all were good. He will be missed by many.

Andy and Dawn Johnson


Marj and Families, Our sincere sympathies and prayers go to you all. I have always had extreme respect for Gerry for his kindness and integrity; he was a true gentleman! I certainly enjoyed viewing the slide show to see many pictures of your family, some friends whom I know, and the pictures remind me of other friends common to us as well. I celebrate many good memories of Gerry, you, your family, and many friends. Gerry and you have built your greatest legacy, your family.

David Levorson


Dear Marj and family.

I'm sorry for your loss. I just found out of Gerry's passing. I held great respect for the Miller families growing up in the neighbor hood and babysitting your children as a teenager. I have lived and CO for so many years but I will remember the good memories of Gerry and you and May God Bless and keep you all.

Don and Mary Arens Merkel


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