LeRoy William Miller

LeRoy William Miller


LeRoy William Miller, age 82, of Brownstown, passed away peacefully on Thursday, May 5, 2022, at his home.

Mr. Miller was a life-time member of St. Paul Lutheran Church, Wegan, where he held several church offices and served on various church committees.

LeRoy was a loving husband, father, papa, and great-grandpa, and he loved spending time with his family. He had a passion for farming and doing electrical work. LeRoy became a grain farmer, and he raised swine and cattle after beginning his farming career with his father and his uncle, Martin Nierman. LeRoy also became an electrician while working with his uncle, Butch Lambring. He later did electrical work on his own for his family, friends, and neighbors, and he worked at Goecker Construction.

LeRoy was a founding charter member of Grassy Fork Volunteer Fire Department. He served as Secretary and Chief of the department for many years, and he was also a leader of the department’s annual truck and tractor pull. He always enjoyed taking the fire department’s weight transfer sled to various truck and tractor pulls, and he also served on the Fire Board. Mr. Miller was a member of the Purebred Swine Breeders, a leader of the Wegan Cornhuskers 4-H Club for more than 50 years, and he enjoyed playing dartball.

Born on April 24, 1940, in Seymour, he was the son of Albert and Hilda Lambring Miller, both of whom preceded him in death. On June 3, 1962, at Trinity Lutheran Church, in Vallonia, he married Wilma Hackman, and she survives in Brownstown.

Survivors also include one son, Mark (Dana) Miller of Brownstown; one daughter, Sherri Miller Trowbridge of Brownstown; grandchildren: Amber (Bill) Smith, Kimberly (J.D.) Hopkins, Sierra Trowbridge, Jordan (Samuel) Morrow, and Dakota Trowbridge; and great-grandchildren: Guinevere Morrow, Noah Hopkins, and Baby Smith due in June.

LeRoy was also preceded in death by an infant brother; brother-in-law and sister-in-law, Marvin and Norma Hackman; and sister-in-law and brother-in-law, Juanita and Debron Wessel.

Funeral services for LeRoy William Miller will be conducted at 11:00 a.m. on Monday, May 9, 2022, at St. Paul Lutheran Church, Wegan, with Pastor Joel Meyer officiating. Friends may call from 1:00 p.m. to 5:00 p.m. on Sunday, May 8, 2022, at Spurgeon Funeral Home, Inc., Brownstown, and from 10:00 a.m. until the time of the service at 11:00 a.m. on Monday, May 9, 2022, at St. Paul’s Lutheran Church, Wegan.

Interment will be at St. Paul’s Lutheran Church, Wegan Cemetery.

Memorials may be given to St. Paul Lutheran Church, Wegan, or Donor’s choice.

Funeral arrangements have been entrusted to the caring staff at Spurgeon Funeral Home, Inc.

Online memorials and condolences may be given at www.spurgeonfh.com