Antique Vintage 14

Edna H. (Fenske) Miller

October 10, 2019 ~ October 9, 2019

Edna H. Miller passed away October 9th at the age of 101. Edna was born Edna Hilda Fenske, July 6, 1918, in Humbird, WI. She had a long life, 101 years. She was the daughter of August Albert Fenske and Bertha Terasa. She graduated High School as Salutatorian in 1936. Edna was married to Roy Herman Miller May 1, 1937. They farmed until 1962 and then moved to Iowa City, IA. Her daughter (Emily Jane Miller) married David LeRoy Meeks in Iowa City, IA., but Emily passed in 1980 from a brain tumor. After some time, David married Elaine Charlotte Miller, and Edna and Roy lived with them. They relocated to other places in the U.S. as David was transferred from Iowa City, IA, to Piscataway, NJ, then to Chicago, IL and finally retired to Greeneville, TN.

Edna was baptized in 1943 as one of Jehovah's Witness and was a faithful member for 76 years. Over the years she talked to many people concerning God's Kingdom and the hope the Bible contains regarding living on a paradise earth. She plans living in the foretold paradise herself. Edna also lived thru many historic world events: The Great Depression, World War II, and various others wars. A favorite activity was to take the puzzle/comic page from the paper every day. She worked the crossword (in ink with very few corrections) and solved the Crypto-Quote every day. She also liked to read books and put together Jig Saw puzzles.

She was preceded in death by her husband Roy H. Miller in 1991, her siblings (Louise Scholze, Ida Harrington, Raymond Fenske, Esther Kourasz), her daughter Emily J. Meeks in 1980, grandson Dale David Meeks in 1982, and most recently her daughter Elaine C. Meeks August 30, 2019.

She is survived by her daughter Bonnie Mae Dickinson, 3 grandchildren and 2 great grandchildren. Many of her decedents still live in West Central Wisconsin.

Memorial services will be held at 7 p.m. Friday, October 18th, at Kingdom Hall of Jehovah’s Witnesses in Greeneville with Jerome Stoneking presiding. 

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