Thomas O. Miller

Thomas O. Miller age 84, of Missouri Valley, Iowa passed away on Monday, November 12, 2018 at Longview Nursing Home in Missouri Valley, Iowa. Thomas was born February 16, 1934 in Council Bluffs, Iowa to Vince and Mattie (Milburn) Miller. Thomas graduated from Abraham Lincoln High School in Council Bluffs. He was employed with Griffin Pipe Company in Council Bluffs as a supervisor for forty years. Thomas was married to Barbara Ames, July 12, 1980 in Council Bluffs, Iowa. He was a member of the Christ Lutheran Church in Blair, Nebraska, Optimists Club, ten year member of the Hometowners Senior Choral Group, 14 year assistant Scout Master of the Boy Scouts. Thomas loved woodworking and had made many hobbie horses for children as well as jewelry boxes, he did home repairs and had built homes.

Thomas was preceded in death by his parents, brother Dennis.

Survivors include his wife Barbara Miller of Missouri Valley, Iowa, son: Dennis Duane Miller and wife Stephanie of Council Bluffs, Iowa, daughter: Sheri Smith of Bellevue, Nebraska, grandchildren: Kelsie Miller, Delaney Miller, Chloe Miller, Shelby Smith, Dalton John Smith, step daughter: Holli Cox and husband Dwight of Mondamin, Iowa, step grandchildren: Hannah Archer and husband Jacob, great granddaughter: Eleanor Archer, step son: Tim Burke of Texas, step grandchildren; Brandy Schratter and Mark, step great granddaughter: Daphne Schratter.

The family would like to invite everyone to a time of lunch and fellowship at the church following the service.

In lieu of flowers memorials to be directed to Christ Lutheran Church Building Fund.





In Loving Memory Of


Thomas Miller



February 16, 1934                            Council Bluffs, Iowa


Entered Into Rest

November 12, 2018                       Missouri Valley, Iowa


Memorial Service

11:00 a.m. Friday, November 16, 2018

Christ Lutheran Church

Blair, Nebraska


Officiating                                    Pastor Mark Degner



  • Sandy dorrance Posted November 13, 2018 9:09 pm

    I’m so sorry to hear this. Tom( handsome) he was many of the residents I took care of. I have so many good things to say about this man. He had so many stories to tell. But most of all. On how much love he had for his family. He knew what days, times events Barb was doing. He talked so much about her and the little granddaughter of hannah. I remember her walking down the hallway. Where papa Tom. He loved sitting outside in the sun with his brown hat on. And the yellow blanket that was made I think by barb. He likes to put his fingers threw the holes of the blanket. His laugh was contagious and sweet. Comb his hair a certain way. I could keep going about tom( handsome). This man is going to be missed by many family and friends.and the care takers. I’m sorry for you loss….. sandy Dorrance. He called me(beautiful) Longview

  • Marvin and Vickie Buettner Posted November 14, 2018 7:37 am

    Our deepest heartfelt sympathies in your loss. Tom will be missed. He was such a giving man. His talents, warm heart, and smile will be our loss and Heaven’s gain.

  • Don Friedrichsen Posted November 14, 2018 5:41 pm

    To Barb and family- I was very sorry to read of Tom’s passing. I worked with him at Griffin Pipe for many years. I wish to offer my sincere sympathies on your loss. I hope your wonderful memories will help you during your time of grief. Don Friedrichsen

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