Stephen Miller

Mount Pleasant

Stephen Scott Miller, 70, of Mount Pleasant passed away Friday, Aug. 9, 2019, peacefully and surrounded
by his family at the University of Iowa Hospitals and Clinics in Iowa City.
Stephen was born Nov. 8, 1948, in Iowa City, the son of Ralph and Opal (St. John) Miller. He attended Mediapolis High School. He was united in marriage to Dianna Calhoun on Dec. 21, 1973, who brought to this union two children, Judy and Randy, whom he raised as his own. Eight years later their family was complete with the birth of their daughter, Heather Dawn. Although Dianna and Stephen later divorced, she remained a big part of his daily life and continued to do all family gatherings together. She was by his side until his last breath.
He worked at MountPleasant Mental Health Institute and later transferred to the Mount Pleasant Correctional Facility, retiring after 33 years. He enjoyed spending time with Heather, Scot and Remi at their home in the country. He also loved hanging out with Judy, Phil, Jes, Mark, Pierce and Maddax at Oakland Mills (his campsite for over 20 years).
He enjoyed shooting guns at the range, running bank poles and fishing on the river, gardening, camping, going to the rec center and socializing with his friends and family. He was a member of the Mount Pleasant Moose and the Open Bible Church in Mount Pleasant.
Stephen is survived by his children, Heather Dawn White (Scot Roberson) of Mount Pleasant, Judy (Phil) Barnett of Mount Pleasant and Randy (Deb) Aynes of New London; six grandchildren, Remington White, Jennifer Carlsen, Jessica (Mark) Lanman, Ashley (Aynes) White, Paige (Michael) Sheckler and A.J. (Aynes) Karstens; 11 great-grandchildren; two brothers, Paul (Barb) Miller of Mount Union and Pete Miller of Washington, D.C.; two sisters, Margaret (Dick) Rinehart of Walton, Ky., and Jane (Ron) Fuller of Salem; and nieces and nephews.
He was preceded in death by his parents.
Friends may call after 2 p.m. Tuesday, Aug. 20, at Murphy Funeral Home in Mount Pleasant where the family will receive friends from 5 to 8 p.m. A private graveside service will be held at Forest Home Cemetery in Mount Pleasant.
Memorials may be directed to the Disabled Veterans Association and the American Cancer Society in his memory.
Online condolences may be sent to the family at
Murphy Funeral Home of Mt. Pleasant is caring for his arrangements.

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