Bettie Miller

January 27, 2019

NORFOLK — Services for Bettie J. Miller, 91, Norfolk, formerly of Wisner, will be at 11 a.m. Monday, Jan. 28, at Stonacek Funeral Chapel in Norfolk. Private inurnment will be at Fairview Cemetery in rural Creston. The Rev. Randy Rasmussen will officiate.

She died Thursday, Jan. 24, 2019 at the Faith Regional Health Services in Norfolk.


Born July 25, 1927, in Horton, Kan., she was the daughter of Hans and Freida (Danzer) Miller. She attended grade school in Morrill, Kan., and graduated from Technical High School in 1945.

She married U.S. Air Force Lt. Col. Donald Miller on Aug. 10, 1946, at the Grand Island Air Force Base. Bettie and Don were busy as they kept moving from city to city for Donald’s service in the U.S. Air Force. They were blessed with three sons, David, Dennis and Dale.

At the age of 45, Bettie attended Wayne State College for two and a half years to learn Spanish. She then taught Spanish classes as a substitute teacher at Pender, Wayne, Pilger, Wisner and at Northeast Community College.

In 1975, Bettie and Donald moved to Wisner and lived on a small acreage with an apple orchard, which was known as “Millers Orchard.” They sold apples for 16 years, as well as grew beans and corn.

Bettie enjoyed golfing with Donald and traveling.

She was a member of St. John’s Lutheran Church in Norfolk. She was a P.E.O member until her death. Bettie loved her Lord and remained faithful until the end of her life.

Survivors include her spouse, Don Miller of Norfolk; a son, David (Judi) Miller of Lawrence, Kan., Dennis (Cathie) Miller of Estes Park, Colo., Dale (Mary) Miller of Palmyra; three grandchildren, Gregg (Angi) Miller, Jennifer (Eric) Pensanelli and Erin (Michael) Monroe; and three great-grandchildren.

She was preceded in death by her parents, Hans and Frieda; seven sisters; a brother; four brothers-in-law; one daughter-in-law and one grandchild.

Organist will be Steve Reinke.

In lieu of flowers, memorials should be directed to the Norfolk Rescue Mission.

Condolences may be expressed to the family online at www.stonacekfuneralchapel.com.

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