Virgil L. Miller

  • Born: September 26, 1947
  • Died: December 25, 2015
  • Location: Solon, Iowa

Gay & Ciha Funeral and Cremation Service

2720 Muscatine Avenue
Iowa City, IA 52240

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Tribute & Message From The Family


Virgil Lee Miller, 68, of Solon, passed away peacefully with his family at his side, December 25, 2015 at the VA Medical Center in Iowa City, IA.

Graveside services with military honors will be held at 1 p.m., Tuesday, December 29th at Memory Gardens Cemetery in Iowa City. Memorials in Virgil's name may be directed to the Veterans Liberty Center, 2116-18 S. Riverside Dr., Iowa City, IA 52246.

Virgil was born September 26, 1947, in Washington, Iowa and graduated with the City High class of '68. Shortly thereafter he was inducted into the US Army where he served with the 300th MP Div. in Vietnam; he was honorably discharged in the fall of 1971. On Jan 8, 1972, he married Katharine Ward in Iowa City. Virgil had served as the Chief of Police in West Branch, a deputy sheriff in Johnson County, and was employed at the Iowa Medical Classification Center until 1995 when he became disabled.

Virgil enjoyed time spent golfing, fishing and behind the camera as a photographer; but most of all, he enjoyed being "grandpa," to his grandson, Aiden.

He is survived by his wife, Katharine; son, Drew of Solon; grandson, Aiden; sisters, Rita Babinet and Maxine Miller, brother, Joe Miller; sister-in-law, Marianne Zeigler; brothers-in-law, James Ward (Debbie) and John Ward (Linda) as well as numerous nieces and nephews.

He was preceded in death by his parents, two sisters, a brother-in-law, sister-in-law, an aunt, an uncle, four nephews and a niece.