Frances Elizabeth Miller, 88, of Ventura, died Friday, Nov. 8, 2013 at the Muse Norris Hospice Inpatient Unit, Mason City.
Funeral services were held on Saturday, Nov. 16, 2013 at the Ventura United Methodist Church, Ventura, with Dr. Rev. Rhoda Preston officiating. Interment was in the Ventura Cemetery, Ventura.
Frances was born Feb. 10, 1925, in rural Clear Lake, the daughter of Chris and Petra (Christensen Bach) Sorensen. She attended school in Clear Lake and graduated from Mason City High School in 1942.
Frances married Alvin Miller March 26, 1943 at her father’s home in Clear Lake. They farmed in the Clear Lake and Ventura area. She managed the fertilizer business while her husband served as a State Representative and State Senator from 1973-1992 and was a Legislative clerk for Alvin from 1985-1992.
Frances enjoyed walking, playing cards and games with her family, plants, and especially spending time with her siblings, children and grandchildren. She was a member of Danish Brotherhood, Lakeside Ladies Aide, and Ventura United Methodist Church.
Frances is survived by her three children, Marlene (Jerry) Desing, Neenah, Wis., Marcia (Richard) Kuehler, Spencer, Iowa, and Danny (Judy) Miller, Ventura; nine grandchildren, Sherry (Greg) Coley, Melody (Alvaro) Villarreal, Jeffrey Desing, Matt Kuehler, Bill Kuehler, Joe (Kelly) Kuehler, Nate (Amy) Kuehler, Danielle (Nathan) Dykstra and Devyn Miller; 13 great-grandchildren, Gabriel, Samuel, and David Villarreal, Ellery and Greyson Coley, Jesse, Madison and Macy Kuehler, Daniel and Katlyn Moore and Lucas Kuehler, Kale and Maggie Kuehler; two sisters, Edith Skene, Ventura, and Helen Bergman, Britt, Iowa; and two brothers, Thorvald Sorensen, Mason City, and Hans (Beth) Sorensen, Menomonee Falls, Wis.
She was preceded in death by her parents; her husband, Alvin; an infant daughter; sister, Olga Smeby; and two brothers, Verner Sorensen and Irvin Sorensen.
Ward-Van Slyke Colonial Chapel, Clear Lake, was in charge.