Funeral services for Arlene J. Miller age 86 of Stanton, NE will be held on Friday, December 27, 2019 at 10:30 a.m. at the Faith Lutheran Church in Stanton, NE with Pastor Timothy Booth officiating. Interment will be in the Stanton Cemetery. Visitation will be on Thursday from 4:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m. and will continue on Friday from 9:00 a.m. until the time of the service, all at Faith Lutheran Church in Stanton. Minnick Funeral Home in Wisner is assisting the family with the arrangements.
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Arlene passed away on Saturday, December 21, 2019 at her home.
Arlene Janet (Koch) Miller was born on September 4, 1933 at rural Leigh, NE to Walter and Emelie (Hellbush) Koch. She was baptized and confirmed at the Zion Lutheran Church-Leigh, NE. Arlene graduated from Stanton High School in 1950 and taught rural school for one year.
On August 28, 1951, she was united in marriage to Robert Krutz. He passed away on July 13, 1974. Arlene later married Robert Miller in April of 1976.
Arlene worked at Montgomery Wards, Dale Electronics and Millers Food Market for a number of years. She was very active and loved quilting, doing jigsaw puzzles and spending time with her family.
Arlene is survived by 5 children, Deryl and Jolene Krutz of Golden, MO, Kathey and Leon Portrey of Glenwood, IA, Kim and Dan Molacek and Kris and Mike Unger of Stanton, NE, and Kelli and Al Guenther of West Point, NE, 2 step-children, Ron Lou Miller of Lincoln, NE and Gale Miller and Tim Kelly of Friend, NE, 18 grandchildren and 31 great grandchildren, a sister Gloria Krueger of Stanton, and sister-in-laws Lois Koch of Pilger, NE, Verdell Koch of Merritt Island, FL, and Hilda Krutz of Golden, MO, and many nieces and nephews.
Arlene was preceded in death by her parents, both of her husbands, sister- Loretta and George Hundt, brother-Cliff Koch, brother-Vern and Helene Koch, brother-in-law and sisters-in-law-Orville and Flossie Tiedtke, Earl and Lorraine Wegner, Al Stewart, David Wantoch, Dennis Krueger, Bill and Robinette Martin, Bud and Phyllis Reil, and Jerome “Corky” Krutz, a daughter-in-law-Marcy Miller, and a grandson Adam Unger.