Eugene E. Miller
Cambridge, Nebraska – Eugene E. Miller, age 87, died Wednesday, July 3, 2013, at the Phelps Memorial Health Center in Holdrege, Nebraska.
He was born November 1, 1925, in Catherine, Kansas, to Paul J. and Mary (Seitz) Miller. He married Celesta (Kuhn) on March 31, 1948, in Emmeram, Kansas. She died November 25, 1977. He married Mary (Handel) on September 15, 1979, in Cambridge, Nebraska.
He was a pumper in the oil fields and has lived in Nebraska for 45 years. He was raised on the farm and attended school in Catherine, Kansas. He was a veteran of the U.S. Navy and served during WWII. He was a member of St. John’s Catholic Church in Cambridge, Nebraska, a member of the V.F.W. Post No. 1751 in Victoria, Kansas and was a avid follower of the political scene and shows.
Survivors include his wife, Mary Miller, of the home; one son, Eugene Miller and wife, Mary, Eastborough, KS; two daughters, Dorothy Brooks and husband, Bruce, and Karen Werkmeister and husband, John, both of Cambridge, NE; three sisters, Irene Bittel, Kansas City, KS; Louise Hammerschmidt, Victoria, KS; Mary Agnes Hayes and husband, Robert, Topeka, KS; four grandchildren, Gary Brooks, Greg Brooks, Melissa Brooks and Stephanie Henderson; and 9 great grandchildren.
He was preceded in death by his parents; his first wife; eight brothers, Alphonse, Joe, Marcellus, Severin, Rudy, Edgar, Gilbert and Robert Miller; and four sisters, Ottilia Miller, Rita Bieker, Leona Smith and Cyrilla Dinkel.
Services are 10:00 A.M. Monday, July 8, 2013, at St. Catherine Catholic Church, Catherine, Kansas. Burial in St. Catherine Cemetery, Catherine, Kansas with military honors by the Victoria V.F.W. Post 1751.
A vigil service is at 6:30 P.M. Sunday, followed by a Victoria V.F.W. rosary at 7:00 P.M. Sunday, both at Cline’s Mortuary of Hays, 1919 East 22nd Street, Hays, Kansas 67601.
Visitation is from 6:00 to 9:00 P.M. Sunday, and from 8:30 to 9:30 A.M. Monday, all at Cline’s Mortuary of Hays.
Memorial to St. Catherine Cemetery. Condolences can be sent via e-mail to
Eugene E. Miller