Alan Miller Death, Obituary – The Florida Eels mourn Alan Miller, father of Premier Assistant and Offensive Coach Bryan Miller. We love and pray for the Miller family. The Lone Rock Presbyterian Church will host Fenton’s 67-year-old Alan Miller’s funeral Thursday at 10:00 AM. The ‘Lone Rock Presbyterian Church’ Facebook page will webcast the funeral. Fenton Township Cemetery will bury them. Lone Rock Presbyterian Church will host visitation Wednesday from 4 to 7 PM and Thursday one hour before the service.
Al’s memorials can go to the Little Al Foundation or Fenton American Legion. Bernard “Bud” and JoElla (Culbertson) Miller had Alan Richard Miller on October 27, 1955, in Estherville, Iowa. Lone Rock native graduated from Sentral High School in 1974. Al married Marcia Marie Theisen at Lone Rock Presbyterian Church on March 18, 1978. Michelle, Heather, and Ashley were born on Al’s grandfather’s farm in remote Lone Rock after their marriage.
Al joined his father and brother Gary in farming and trucking. Fenton became home in 1990. Al spent over 20 years in agribusiness. He liked this work. He traveled around northeastern Iowa and southern Minnesota as a regional seed salesman, meeting many people (his expertise). Later, he drove for Stateline Co-Op, farmed, and built with his nephews. He treasured their time and ties. Al’s favorite jobs were father and grandfather. No request, inquiry, or tale was too huge.
He was a grandfather, father, son, brother, uncle, friend, and more. Al enjoyed camping, fishing, golfing, riding his motorbike, hunting, visiting friends and family, and traveling with Marcia. These trips were their most memorable. Al volunteered. He served multiple times as Sentral Community School Board president from 1986 to 2001. He became mayor of Fenton in 2012. He joined the Kossuth County Community Foundation after commanding Fenton Sons of the American Legion Squadron 627.
Al and his brother Ryan founded and chaired the Little Al Foundation in honor of their nephew, “Little Al.” Alan was a lifelong Lone Rock Presbyterian Church youth group leader, trustee, and elder. He smiled and was upbeat. Marcia, his wife of 45 years, three daughters, and four grandkids survive him: Michelle (Derek) Bredlow of Urbandale and their daughters Alana and Haddie, Heather (Roy) Green of Windsor Heights and their son Remy, and Ashley (Kai) Carlson of Urbandale and their son Camden.
He is survived by his mother JoElla Miller of Algona; three brothers, Gene (Teri) Miller of Fenton, Lynn (Myra) Miller of Algona, and Gary (Sarah) Miller of Algona; sister-in-law Holly Miller of Monroe; brother-in-law Craig (Sally) Theisen of Unionville, MO; nieces and nephews Karl, Karyn, Andrew, Scot, Alicia, Jen, David, Erin, Megan, Brandon, and Travis, as well as many great nieces and nephews. Kent and Pam Madison—lifelong friends and “honorary Millers”—survive him.