Cover photo for Marjorie "Marge" R. Miller's Obituary
Marjorie "Marge" R. Miller Profile Photo
1929 Marge Miller 2023

Marjorie "Marge" R. Miller

May 31, 1929 — August 16, 2023

Hartington

Marjorie "Marge" R. Miller age 94 of Hartington, Nebraska died on Wednesday, August 16, 2023 at Avera Sacred Heart Hospital in Yankton, SD.

Mass of Christian Burial will be on Monday, August 21, 2023 at 10:30 a.m. at Holy Trinity Catholic Church in Hartington with the Rev. Owen Korte officiating.  Burial will be at St. Michael’s cemetery in Hartington.  Visitation will be on Sunday, at church, from 2-5:00 p.m. with a Vigil Service at 4:00 p.m.  Visitation will continue on Monday one hour prior to services.  Arrangements are under the direction of the Wintz Funeral Home in Hartington.

You may watch a livestream of the funeral at www.facebook.com/WintzRay/live

Pallbearers will be her grandsons - Austin Crist, Jarryd Schieffer, Jace Crist, Matt Miller, Reggie Miller, and Hunter Miller.

Honorary Pallbearers will be her granddaughters – Marie Miller, Allison (Heimes) Schieffer, Audrey (Schieffer) Sautter, Laura (Miller) Meredith, Angie (Miller) Dworniki, Mandi (Miller) McGregor, Megan (Miller) Engel, Amy Miller, Taylor (Miller) Feilmeier, Abby Miller, and Morgan Miller.

Marjorie was born on May 31, 1929 in Hartington to August Joseph and Mary Sophia (Eickhoff) Leise.  Marge graduated from Holy Trinity High School in 1947.  She couldn’t find employment so she went to Omaha with her oldest brother Richard and worked for World Insurance Company.  After several months she was called back to Hartington to work for Judge E. W. Hesse.  Marge worked for the judge and the District Court (Otto Wiley) for two years, then she was hired by Harold Martindale to work for the REA.  Marge worked for Harold for one year then married Gerald Eugene Miller on October 23, 1950 in Hartington.  She and Gerry lived on the farm until 1960 when Gerry bought out the John Deere Dealership in Hartington. 

They lived in Hartington and Marge enjoyed golfing, playing bridge, bowling for the “Black Russians”, doing crossword puzzles.  She was a former Den mother for the scouting program. She belonged to Holy Trinity Catholic Church, Christian Mothers, Catholic Daughters of America, and held an hour of adoration at church for many years.  Marge was famous for making pies – often times for church functions and for individuals.  Marge also clerked sales for her husband at Gerry Miller Auctioneering Company.

Marge is survived by her daughter-in-law Carol Miller of Omaha, daughters and spouses Cindy (Al) Heimes of LaVista, Lisa (Miller) Crist of Sioux Falls, SD, Wanda (Tom) Schieffer of Hartington; sons and spouses Rob (Brenda) Miller of Valley, Dr. Steve (Janell) Miller of Norfolk; 18 grandchildren; 35 great grandchildren; sister-in-law Wilma Jean Leise of Hartington.

She was preceded in death by her parents August and Mary Leise; her husband Gerald E. Miller; son Dr. Ritch E. Miller; granddaughter Courtney (Heimes) Hagen; son-in-law Dr. Ross Crist; brothers Robert, Richard & Ron Leise; sister Rita Ann (Leise) Diebel.

In Lieu of flowers memorial may be directed to the Hartington Senior Center or to Holy Trinity Catholic Church.

Hartington Senior Citizen Center - P.O. Box 583, Hartington, NE  68739

Holy Trinity Catholic Church - P.O. Box 278, Hartington, NE  68739

To order memorial trees or send flowers to the family in memory of Marjorie "Marge" R. Miller, please visit our flower store.

Service Schedule

Past Services

Visitation

Sunday, August 20, 2023

2:00 - 5:00 pm

Holy Trinity Catholic Church

404 S Broadway Ave, Hartington, NE 68739

Enter your phone number above to have directions sent via text. Standard text messaging rates apply.

Prayer Service

Sunday, August 20, 2023

Starts at 4:00 pm

Holy Trinity Catholic Church

404 S Broadway Ave, Hartington, NE 68739

Enter your phone number above to have directions sent via text. Standard text messaging rates apply.

Mass

Monday, August 21, 2023

Starts at 10:30 am

Holy Trinity Catholic Church

404 S Broadway Ave, Hartington, NE 68739

Enter your phone number above to have directions sent via text. Standard text messaging rates apply.

Guestbook

Visits: 2484

This site is protected by reCAPTCHA and the
Google Privacy Policy and Terms of Service apply.

Service map data © OpenStreetMap contributors

Send Flowers

Send Flowers

Plant A Tree

Plant A Tree