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Arthur Miller

Arthur L. “Art” Miller, 81, longtime resident of Oxford, died suddenly following Easter Sunrise Services, April 5, 2015.
Funeral services were held Thursday, April 9, at St. Mary’s Auditorium in Oxford. Visitation was Wednesday, April 8, at the Oxford Chapel of Gay and Ciha Funeral and Cremation Service.
Arthur Lee Miller was born March 12, 1934, in Stout, the son of Seede and Lena (Ahlfs) Miller. He attended school in the area and later enlisted in the United States Navy serving nearly two years. On May 20, 1961, he married Arlene Marie Smith at the First Presbyterian Church in Iowa City. The couple later made their home in Oxford where they raised their family and have lived for over 45 years. Art was a truck driver, he drove truck for the University of Iowa for over 30 years, the next 10-plus years for City Carton and then enjoyed working on the farm for Ray Hruby.
Art was one of the founding members of the Oxford Hands of Christ Worship Center, a member of the Cedar Rapids Emmaus Community and enjoyed volunteering at the Veterans Administration Hospital in his retirement. Art was a father who supported everything his kids were into, from sports, to church, to 4-H and to boy scouts as a leader. He enjoyed bluegrass music, camping, roller coasters (the higher and faster the better), tubing on Apple River, riding RAGBRAI (even though he didn’t believe in biking shorts, long pants did the trick) and so many other things that involved his family, who he dearly loved. Art was one of those who knew no stranger, often the last one to leave a conversation, always willing to share a story and the first to help in any way he could. He will be missed by many friends, family and strangers who never met him, but should have.
He is survived by his wife, Arlene; children, Marylin Krueger (Dennis) of Homestead; Marlene Kluxdal (Lon) of Tiffin; Julie Seitz of Oxford; Janet Schultz (Laurie Barker) of Branson, Mo.; and Dale Miller (Carmen) of Ankeny; 16 grandchildren; 10 great-grandchildren; brothers, Lester Miller (Anna Mae) of Ackley and Alfred “Shorty” Miller of Mason City; and Art’s faithful companion, his dog, Jezbel better known by him as Mutt.
He was preceded in death by his parents; brothers, Harry, Floyd and Alvin (his twin) and three other siblings in infancy.
In lieu of flowers (weeds), memorial donations can be made in his memory to the building fund for Hands of Christ Worship Center in Oxford or the Oxford First Responders. Online condolences may be sent for his family through the web at www.gayandciha.com.