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Porter Funeral Home
Monday June 6th, 2022
3:00pm - 4:30pm

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Our Saviors Lutheran Church
Tuesday June 7th, 2022
10:30am

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Josephine "Jo" Miller-Lange

Rock Valley, IA: Josephine “Jo” Arlene Miller-Lange, 89, of Rock Valley, Iowa, died Thursday, June 2, 2022, at Whispering Heights in Rock Valley. Visitation, with the family present, will be held Monday, June 6, from 3:00-4:30 PM at Porter Funeral Home of Rock Valley. Funeral service will be held Tuesday, June 7, at 10:30 AM at Our Savior’s Lutheran Church of Rock Valley with Pastor Edward Pease officiating. Burial will follow at Valley View Cemetery of Rock Valley.

 

   Josephine Arlene Miller-Lange, daughter of John and Hendrika (Van Oort) Koerselman, was born December 15, 1932, in Lyon County, Iowa. She was raised on a farm near George, Iowa and attended country school. Jo was united in marriage with Donald E. Miller on April 30, 1960. The couple made their home in Rock Valley, Iowa where they raised their two children, Keith and Jeri. Jo and Don also took care of two foster children. Don died March 8, 1995. On May 18, 2000, Jo was married to Emil Lange. Emil died February 23, 2013.

 

   In Jo’s early life she worked as a waitress and also spent time helping Don with running the bowling alley. She worked for 7 ½ years selling Stanley Home Products and was a unit sales leader. Jo also owned and operated a ceramic shop for several years and worked as a nurse’s aide at Colonial Manor (Hudson Care & Rehab) in Hudson, South Dakota and Valley Manor (Whispering Heights) in Rock Valley. Jo enjoyed her family, friends, and putting together jigsaw puzzles. She was a member of Our Savior’s Lutheran Church of Rock Valley where she taught Sunday School and served with the Evangelical Lutheran Church Women (E.L.C.W.).

 

   Jo is survived by her two children, Keith Alan Miller of Sioux Falls, South Dakota and Jeri Ann Miller of Papillion, Nebraska; five grandchildren, Griffin, Kyle, Spencer, Jordan, and Brandon; and three great-grandchildren, Brianna, Soloman, and Jayden.

 

   She was preceded in death by her parents, John and Hendrika; husbands, Don Miller and Emil Lange; six brothers, John, Gerrit, Tony, Albert, Herman, and Benjamin Koerselman; and two sisters, Geraldine Hofmeyer and Anna Van Meeteren.   

 

 


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I remember one time grandma and I snuck away at 11 or so at night. She brought me to a casino and we stayed there for hours just talking and gambling. We didn't get home until like 5 A.M. I will never forget all of the wonderful advice she gave me nor the happy smile on her face for that entire night. That is my favorite memory of my grandma. I love and miss her more than she will ever know. Thank you for being the best grandma anyone could ask for, I love you grandma miller!

Jordan Miller Jun 7 2022 6:10 PM

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