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Sean Miller

Published: Thursday, June 5, 2014 11:03 a.m. CDT • Updated: Thursday, June 5, 2014 12:36 p.m. CDT

Sean Miller, 57, of Grinnell died June 3, 2014, at University of Iowa Hospitals and Clinics in Iowa City.

A private family graveside service is scheduled for Thursday at Hazelwood Cemetery in Grinnell with Pastor James Miller, pastor of the Christian Life Church in Newton, officiating. Pallbearers will be Frank Webster, Kelly, James, Jerred and Xavier Miller and Robert and Mike Halterman.

Memorial contributions may be directed to the Sean Miller Memorial Fund.

Sean was born March 28, 1957, in Grinnell, the son of James Harrison and Dorothy “Betty” Gardner Miller. He was raised in Grinnell and received his education in the Grinnell School District.

On July 1, 1978, he was united in marriage with Cindi Brown Smith in Grinnell. They were later divorced and he then married Nancy Halterman on Oct. 27, 1990, in Grinnell.

Sean lived in Grinnell all his life and was employed with the City of Grinnell for nearly 30 years. He was first employed at the water plant and later with the street department. He retired in 2011.

He was a member of the Grinnell Elks Lodge.

Sean loved his family and was very proud of his grandchildren. He was an avid fan of NASCAR and enjoyed attending races at both the Iowa and Michigan speedways. He enjoyed many weekends at his backyard fire pit visiting with family and friends.

Survivors include his wife, Nancy of Grinnell; two sons, James (Janelle) Miller of Monroe and Jerred Miller of Newton; four grandchildren, Xavier, River, Harrison and J.J. Miller; two brothers, Kelly (Deb) Miller of Galesburg and Colby Miller of Colorado Springs, Colo.; one sister, Barbara (Frank) Webster of Gilman; several nieces and nephews; and great-nieces and nephews. He was preceded in death by his parents and one brother, Kyle Miller.

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