Eugene E. Miller

Eugene E. Miller, 87, Cambridge, Neb., died Wednesday, July 3, 2013, at Phelps Memorial Health Center, Holdrege, Neb.

He was born Nov. 1, 1925, in Catharine to Paul J. and Mary (Seitz) Miller. He was raised on the farm and attended school in Catharine.

He married Celesta Kuhn on March 31, 1948, in Emmeram. She preceded him in death November 25, 1977. He later married Mary Handel on Sept. 15, 1979, in Cambridge. He was a pumper in the oilfields and lived in Nebraska for 45 years. He was a U.S. Navy veteran, serving during World War II.

He was a member of St. John Catholic Church, Cambridge, and VFW Post No. 1751, Victoria.

He was an avid follower of the political scene and shows.

Survivors include his wife, Mary Miller; a son, Eugene Miller and wife, Mary, Eastborough; two daughters, Dorothy Brooks and husband, Bruce, and Karen Werkmeister and husband, John, both of Cambridge; three sisters, Irene Bittel, Kansas City, Kan., Louise Hammerschmidt, Victoria, and Mary Agnes Hayes and husband, Robert, Topeka; four grandchildren, Gary Brooks, Greg Brooks, Melissa Brooks and Stephanie Henderson; and nine great-grandchildren.

He was preceded in death by his parents; eight brothers, Alphonse, Joe, Marcellus, Severin, Rudy, Edgar, Gilbert and Robert Miller; and four sisters, Ottilia Miller, Rita Bieker, Leona Smith and Cyrilla Dinkel.

Services will be at 10 a.m. Monday at St. Catherine Catholic Church; burial in St. Catherine Cemetery, with military honors by Victoria VFW Post No. 1751.

Visitation will be from 6 to 9 p.m. Sunday and from 8:30 to 9:30 a.m. Monday, both at Cline's Mortuary of Hays, 1919 E. 22nd, Hays, KS 67601.

A vigil will be at 6:30 p.m. Sunday, followed by a Victoria VFW rosary at 7 p.m., both at the mortuary.

Memorials are suggested to St. Catherine Cemetery in care of the mortuary.

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