Marilyn J. Miner

Marilyn J. Miner, 86, of Sumner, died Friday, June 8, 2018, at the Dennis & Donna Oldorf Hospice House of Mercy in Hiawatha.

An open house celebration honoring Marilyn will be held at Meadowbrook Country Club in Sumner on Sunday, June 17, 2018, from 2:00 p.m. to  6:00 p.m. with a balloon release at 5:00 p.m. Private family inurnment will be at St. John Lutheran Cemetery in Sumner. The family suggests that in lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made in her name to the Cedar Valley Humane Society or to the Dennis & Donna Oldorf Hospice House of Mercy in Hiawatha. Becker-Milnes Funeral Home in Sumner is assisting Marilyn’s family. 

Marilyn Joan, daughter of Dale and Norma Drewis Schrader, was born February 21, 1932, in Sumner, Iowa. She was baptized and confirmed at St. John Lutheran Church in Sumner, and graduated from Sumner High School in 1949. On May 20, 1961, she was united in marriage with Duane “Dewey” Miner at St. John Lutheran Church in Sumner. A lifelong resident of Sumner, Marilyn had worked in the office at Rath Packing Co. in Waterloo, and did bookkeeping at E&M Lumber Co. in Sumner. She was a lifelong member of St. John Lutheran Church in Sumner and had been a member of the C.M.H. Auxiliary and P.E.O.


Marilyn is survived by one son, Greg (Karen) Miner of Jefferson, South Dakota; one daughter, Keri Burian of Hiawatha; three grandchildren, Brittany (Dustin) Sharkey, Bailey (Steven) Miller, and Jensen Burian; Five great grandchildren, MaKayla and Madison Miller, and Hunter, Kayla, and Jackson Sharkey; one brother, Robert (Kathy) Schrader of Sumner; brothers-in-law and sisters-in-law, Donald (Gladys) Miner of Ankeny, Gerald (Carol) Miner of Waverly, Shirley (Chuck) Hegseth of Waucoma, and Donna (Jerry) Amfahr of Jesup; and many nieces and nephews.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Dewey, who died June 5, 2005; her parents; a sister, Marjorie Webster; a brother, Clinton Schrader; four brothers-in-law; and two sisters-in-law.


Jeff and Janet Jones on June 15, 2018 at 12:01 PM said:

Greg, Karen and family. May our Lord bless and comfort you and your family during this time of grief. Our thoughts and prayers are with you and your family
Dave and Barb Hennessey on June 15, 2018 at 8:18 AM said:

Dear Greg and Keri and families

We are thinking of you and offer our deep sympathy. Unfortunately we are unable to attend the celebration of life for Marilyn and wish we could be there.

Dave and Barb
Reid Rogahn on June 12, 2018 at 6:19 PM said:

Sad news ... God’s Blessings
Debbie Schoephoerster on June 12, 2018 at 8:54 AM said:

My prayers and thoughts are with you, Greg and Karen.
Steve & Gina Loshman on June 10, 2018 at 7:10 PM said:

Sorry for your loss. She will always be close with good memories.

Becker-Milnes Funeral Home

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