Steve Miller, 77


June 19 1940 —
Oct. 6, 2017
DES MOINES - Steve Miller, age 77, of Des Moines, Iowa passed away Friday evening, Oct. 6, 2017, at his home. 
A memorial service for Mr. Miller will be held at Hamilton Funeral Home at 605 Lyon St., Des Moines, on Saturday, Oct. 28. Visitation is from 1-2 p.m., with services at 2 p.m., followed by a reception at the funeral home. 
A second memorial service will be held in Cresco, Iowa, at Hindt-Hudek Funeral Home, 404 North Elm St., on Saturday, Nov. 4. Visitation is from 10-11 a.m., with services at 11 a.m. Inurnment will be at Calvary Cemetery. On-line condolences may be expressed at
Steven Edward Miller was born on June 19, 1940 in Cresco, Iowa. He was the son of Claud and Stella Miller.  
He graduated from Cresco’s Notre Dame High School in 1958 and then enlisted in the U.S. Marine Corp, serving from 1958-1961.
After his military service, Steve returned to Cresco and worked for several years as a butter maker at the Cresco Creamery. He then moved to Des Moines to work for Diamond Laboratories, eventually rising to the rank of supervisor.  
Steve was an avid outdoorsman, beginning with his Boy Scout years as a youth and continuing throughout his life as a hunter and fisherman. He was also well-known as a skillful gardener, who shared the fruits of his labor with his many friends and neighbors. His good natured teasing will be remembered by all, including the children of several of his high school classmates who knew him as “Uncle” Steve.
Steve’s wit, wisdom, and sense of humor endeared him to everyone. He was generous and helpful. You liked him immediately the first time you met him, and once he became your friend he remained your friend for life. 
Mr. Miller was preceded in death by his parents, Claud and Stella; his brother, Jim Miller; his sister, Claudelle Tiedemann; and niece, Laura Tiedemann. 
Steve is survived by special lady friend, Marilyn Stein; sister-in-law, Joyce Miller; nephews, Chet and Andy; nieces, Sandy, Lisa, Jennifer, and Kristin; and many lifelong friends and extended family. 

Cresco Times

Phone: 563-547-3601
Fax: 563-547-4602

Cresco TPD
214 N. Elm Street
Cresco, IA 52136

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