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Paul M. Miller

June 23, 1939 — January 13, 2023

Paul M. Miller, 83, of Sioux City, IA, passed away Friday, January 13, 2023 at Westwood Specialty Care in Sioux City surrounded by his family. Mass of Christian Burial will be 10:30 a.m., Friday, January 20, 2023 at Holy Cross Parish St. Michael Church. Visitation will be 5:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m., with a Vigil starting at 7:00 p.m., Thursday, January 19, 2023 at Meyer Brothers Colonial Chapel. Interment will be held at Calvary Cemetery in Sioux City. In lieu of flowers please consider a donation to the Freedom Park in South Sioux City, NE. Online condolences may be sent to www.meyerbroschapels.com

Paul was born on June 23, 1939 to Kenneth and Elva Jane (Conley) Miller in Sioux City, IA. He graduated from Bishop Heelan High School. Paul married his best friend Helen Westendorf on April 25, 1964 at the Cathedral of the Epiphany in Sioux City. He was a member of the Holy Cross Parish – St. Michaels Church in Sioux City. He worked at Rosenthal Foods and retired from KMEG in 2007 where he was not only their maintenance person but also an extra on dozens of local commercials. Paul was in the Naval Reserve and Navy during peace time on the aircraft carrier Valley Forge.

Anyone who truly knew Paul knew of his willingness to help. Whether filling up a stranger’s gas tank, donating gallons of blood, painting houses, changing flat tires, picking up hitch hikers or doing lawn care for the Carmelites, Paul was always giving back to others. Paul along with his wife Helen instilled Christian values in their six children. A true family man, Paul drove his family tens of thousands of miles across the country while Helen navigated their countless vacations. He loved seeing the beauty of a country he was so proud of. Together, he and Helen traveled to 49 of the 50 states, leaving Hawaii to wait for him to pass thru on his way to heaven.  Besides his strong faith, love of the Lord and the Blessed Virgin Mary, Paul’s most cherished possessions were his family. Paul, was content to sit and watch his family with a smile on his face and usually a baby in his arms. He simply enjoyed life.

After his faith, family and Notre Dame, Paul’s great love was running. He was an accomplished runner who ran in over 120 races including: 5ks, 10ks, half marathons and marathons. Paul could be seen year-round running through town or the surrounding highways and country roads that he called roller coaster hills. The apex was having ran the Boston Marathon two times, the last in 2011, just two months shy of his 72nd birthday. When Paul’s dementia became too advanced, he had to hang up his running shoes. Somethings you just can’t out run.

Paul passed away peacefully listening to the rosary with his daughter. He will be greatly missed by his wife Helen Miller of Sioux City, Six Children: Paul Miller of Urbandale, IA, Dan (Aaron) Miller of Los Angeles, CA, Dave (Katie) Miller of Jefferson, SD, Maria (Paul) Eisenmann of Stafford, VA, Jeff (Jessica) Miller of Sioux City, Regina (Rod) Lantz of Sioux City, grandchildren: Jaimie (Jeff), Brittany (Josiah), Morgan (Joe), Abbie (Eric), Brandon, Natalie, Nick, Michael, Ashley, Heather, and Brookelyn, great-grandchildren: Kayliegh, Peyton, Eddie, Wade, Elsa, and Frances, one brother, Gene (Jan) Miller, one sister, Wavie Greigg and many nieces and nephews.

He is preceded in death by his parents, mother-in-law, seven siblings: Mary Jane, Tom, Cleland, Patsy, Ken Jr., David, Bill, brothers-in-law, Curt and Bob, sisters-in-law: Evelyn, Doris, Wanda, Phyllis, Jill, and Mary.

Pallbearers will be his grandchildren who are honored to walk their grandfather’s earthly body to its final resting place.

The family would like to express our deep gratitude to the staff at Westwood Specialty Care and Hospice of Siouxland who helped Paul and his family with his preparation to leave us for his eternal life with the Lord.


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Visitation

Thursday, January 19, 2023

5:00 - 7:00 pm (Central time)

Meyer Brothers Colonial Chapel

3220 Stone Park Blvd, Sioux City, IA 51104

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Prayer Service

Thursday, January 19, 2023

Starts at 7:00 pm (Central time)

Meyer Brothers Colonial Chapel

3220 Stone Park Blvd, Sioux City, IA 51104

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Funeral Service

Friday, January 20, 2023

Starts at 10:30 am (Central time)

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