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Larry “Gene” Miller

Published: Wednesday, June 25, 2014 11:20 a.m. CST

Larry “Gene” Miller, 78, of Belle Plaine died June 19, 2014, following an motor vehicle accident outside of Grinnell.

A celebration of life service will be from 4 to 8 p.m. July 5 at the VFW in Newton. All family and friends are welcome. He will be cremated, and there will be a private burial at a later date.

Gene was born May 25, 1936, in Grinnell to Vernon and Ida (Grovenberg) Miller. On May 25, 1995, he was married to Dorothy Mouchka.

Gene served in the U.S. Air Force from 1954 to 1958, where he worked as jet mechanic, and attended Des Moines Area Community College. He was a mechanic for 30 years at Axtell Ford and was a stock car driver at the old Newton Speedway dirt track.

He is survived by his wife, Dorothy Miller of Belle Plaine; three children, Candy (Terry) See of Newton, Danny Miller of Newton and Tonya Miller (Buddy Carr) of Grinnell; one sister, Audrey (Calvin Tyer) of Polk City; four grandchildren; and three sisters-in-law.

He was preceded in death by his parents, nine brothers and one sister.

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