In Memory of Tracey E. Miller



Tracey E. Miller
Tracey E. Miller
Born: February 21, 1958
Died: November 1, 2017
Age: 59
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Tracey E. Miller
February 21, 1958 - November 1, 2017
From: Ida Grove, IA

Tracey E. Miller, age 59, of Ida Grove, Iowa, passed away on Wednesday, November 1, 2017 at the Mercy Medical Center, of Sioux City, Iowa.

A Memorial Service will be held at 11:00 a.m., Saturday, November 4, 2017, at the St. Paul Lutheran Church of Ida Grove, Iowa.  The Rev. Neil Wehmas will officiate.  Committal Services will follow in the Ida Grove Cemetery; Military Rites will be conducted by the Mc Namara - Moore Post 61 of the American Legion both of Ida Grove, Iowa.  Visitation will be held one hour prior to the service from 10:00 a.m. to 11:00 a.m., Saturday, November 4, 2017, at the St. Paul Lutheran Church of Ida Grove, Iowa.  The Christensen-Van Houten Funeral Home of Ida Grove, Iowa is in charge of the funeral arrangements. Condolences may be sent online at www.christensenvanhouten.com


Tracey Edward Miller was born on February 21, 1958 to Marvin and Dorene Miller in Ida Grove, IA. He was baptized and confirmed at St. Paul Lutheran Church of Ida Grove.  Tracey graduated from Ida Grove High School with the class of 1976 and spent several years working at Midwest Industries and doing carpentry work for United Builders. He was involved in the construction of the new St. Paul Lutheran Church.

In 1978, he joined the United States Air Force and was first stationed in Rapid City, SD and then on to Germany for the remainder of his 4 year enlistment. He enjoyed traveling throughout Germany and the surrounding areas.

After returning to the United States, he joined the Air National Guard and worked as a civilian contractor. Tracey worked all over the United States on underground fiber optic cable. After 20 years Tracey retired from the Air Guard. He worked at the bio diesel plant in Galva, IA until its closure. He was then employed at Western IA Energy in Wall Lake, IA as a supervisor up until present.

Tracey enjoyed his life traveling scenic backroads and taking pictures. He loved family activities, the Iowa Hawkeyes, and his Harley. He never missed a new baby born into the family and they always received a Hawkeye outfit. He truly loved those Hawkeyes and then that motor cycle which is every mother’s bad dream.

We will love him and miss him forever but know our Lord Jesus will take care of him.

He is survived by his mother Dorene Miller of Ida Grove, IA; sisters Camy Jo (Steve) Lunzman of Chillicothe, IL, Peggy (Gary) Rainbow of Madison, WI, Cindy (Thorben) Duitsman of Sac City, IA, Misti Baker of Ida Grove, IA;  many nieces, nephews, and good friends.

Tracey was preceded in death by his father Marvin Edward Miller and brother-in-law Jack Baker. 


SERVICES

11:00 a.m., Saturday
November 4, 2017
St. Paul Lutheran Church
Ida Grove, Iowa

OFFICIATING

Rev. Neil Wehmas

CASKET BEARERS

Honorary Pallbearers
Chris Miller-West
Nick West
Danny Rainbow
Darrick Coy
Keith Atkinson
Kevin Sampier
John Sigrist

VISITATION

10:00 a.m. to 11:00 a.m.
Saturday, November 4, 2017
St. Paul Lutheran Church
Ida Grove, Iowa

MUSIC

Geraldine Dankert, Organist

Congregational Hymns
"How Great Thou Art"
"A Mighty Fortress Is Our God"
"I'm But A Stranger Here, Heaven Is My Home"
"For All The Saints"

INTERMENT

Ida Grove Cemetery
Ida Grove, Iowa


Condolences


Saturday, November 4, 2017 at 1:19 PM
“Words cannot express the sympathy that I feel for the family... Dorene, Misti and Cami, Peggy and Cindy... This loss is one of the most difficult.. I remember when we lost my brother at 48. Time dulls the pain, but it doesn't fade. May God give you peace and comfort. ”
- Mareta Vermeys
Saturday, November 4, 2017 at 11:19 AM
“I will miss you my friend and co worker. I always enjoyed your funny stories about your travels while you were in the military. I could always count on you for a good laugh. Rest in peace.”
- Alan Schwartz
Saturday, November 4, 2017 at 11:19 AM
“I was very saddened and shocked to hear of Tracey’s passing. Even though we hadn’t seen each other in years I have many very fond memories of Tracy from our childhood years and thought of him often. Please accept my deepest sympathies, thoughts and prayers.”
- Kevin Burns
Saturday, November 4, 2017 at 11:19 AM
“My heart is breaking for you guys right now with the loss of Tracey, but I know it's not goodbye,it's until we meet again. God bless you with His peace.”
- Tami McCormick Thompson
Saturday, November 4, 2017 at 11:19 AM
“You and your family are in our thoughts and prayers, Peggy ❤️”
- Theresa and Sean Brown
Friday, November 3, 2017 at 8:37 AM
“My prayers are with Tracey's family and friends. I remember him fondly and remember him to be a quiet, friendly man. Years have lead us in different directions in life but I could never forget him and his kind soul.”
- Lori Schafer
Friday, November 3, 2017 at 8:37 AM
“So very sorry for your loss. I was a classmate to Chris when we were in elementary & when I came across this today my heart broke for him & his family. My thoughts are with you all. Tracey was a great man. Thinking of you all. ”
- Julie Petersen
Friday, November 3, 2017 at 8:37 AM
“Such a wonderful young man! He has gone home and will be missed here on earth but his essence will remain with all who knew him. God Bless!”
- Tom & JoAnn Siech
Friday, November 3, 2017 at 8:36 AM
“Tracy you are gone way to soon. You will be missed. We will always have the memories of all of us growing up together on Taylor St. prayers to the family. ”
- Robin Toler
Thursday, November 2, 2017 at 4:03 PM
“Dear family, you have my deepest sympathy at your time of loss, Tracey was a co- worker , he will be missed by many ”
- Laura
Thursday, November 2, 2017 at 4:03 PM
“Thoughts and prayers to the family at the time of your lost. Tracey was a very good friend and great co-worker. He will be missed.”
- Kevin Bieret
Thursday, November 2, 2017 at 3:34 PM
“Deepest sympathy to the family at your time of loss, Tracey was a great friend and co worker , he will be missed by many ”
- Chris Flattery
Thursday, November 2, 2017 at 3:34 PM
“Dorene, sisters, and all the family, My sympathy to all. May Tracey rest in peace and pain free. Gods blessing to you all. Shirley Ruser
- Shirley Ruser
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