ulia A. Dean Miltner, 96, longtime Lake Macbride and Melrose Meadows resident, died peacefully Sunday, March 2, 2014, at Lantern Park Care Center. Mass of Christian Burial was celebrated March 7 at St. Mary’s Catholic Church, Iowa City, with Father John Spiegel officiating. Burial was at St. Joseph Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be directed to Iowa City Hospice or Mayor’s Youth Empowerment Program.
Julia was born July 11, 1917, in Morse, the daughter of John and Marie (Fuhrmeister) Miller. She was raised in Morse. Julia received her degree from Mt. Mercy College. On May 28, 1940, she married Maurice Dean, who died in 1973. On Dec. 28, 1974, she married Joseph Miltner, who died in 1983. Julia taught in the Morse Country School and later was librarian and administrator at Central Junior High School. Julie and Joe served as co-administrators at the Johnson County Home for many years. Julia was a member of St. Mary’s Church.
Survivors include her three children, Robert (Kathie) Dean of Montgomery, Texas and their children Lissa and Gregory (Meredith), Lawrence (Laurie) Dean of Cupertino, Calif. and their children Emily and Courtney, and Mary (Bruce) Schwab of Iowa City and their daughter Kristin; three step-daughters, Mary Jean Donovan of Goodyear, Ariz., Barbara Ann (Tim) Hill of Schaumburg, Ill. and Betty Jo (Bruce) Hensley of Madera, Calif.; her brother, Robert Miller of Solon; 14 grandchildren and 16 great-grandchildren; nieces, nephews and extended family. Julia was preceded in death by her parents, her husbands, one daughter Linda Williams, her brother George and step-son Bill Miltner.