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Ernie Leroy "Kas" Miller
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Birth: May 23, 1921
North English
Iowa County
Iowa, USA
Death: Aug. 6, 2002
Union County
Oregon, USA

Ernie L. "Kas'' Miller, 81, of Elgin, died Tuesday, Aug. 6, in his home.

A graveside service will start at noon Wednesday at Highland Cemetery at Cricket Flat outside of Elgin with Dale Johnston officiating.

Everyone is invited to participate in the horseback and automobile procession, which will begin at 9:45 a.m. at the crossroads of Good Road and Matten. There will be a branding of the casket at the funeral; people are invited to bring their branding irons.

Public visitation will be from 5 to 8 p.m. Tuesday at Loveland Funeral Chapel, 1508 Fourth St., La Grande, and from 11 to 11:45 a.m Wednesday at the cemetery.

Mr. Miller was born May 23, 1921, to Alva J. and Lula Lovell Miller in North English, Iowa. Mr. Miller was an avid collector of bear traps, axes, Winchester guns, coins, carpentry antiques and wood tools. He was a member of the National Rifle Association and a charter member of the Turtle Association, a forerunner of the National Finals Rodeo Association.

Mr. Miller served in the United States Army during World War II.

He married Elizabeth "Betty'' Boag in 1956 in Douglas, Wyo. She died on July 2, 2000. He moved to Elgin from Battle Mountain, Nev., on May 15, 1969. He married Peggy Jean Beckett Ruple on Aug. 19, 1989, in Cricket Flat. She died on Jan. 29, 2000.

Survivors include his children, Peggy Blumhagen of Fredrick, Md., Mathew and and Deborah Miller of Parkman, Wyo., David and Teresa Miller of Elgin, Kathy and Ken Andrews of Sheridan, Wyo., Dan and Peggy Heckenlaible of Belgrade, Mont.; 11 grandchildren; four sisters, Frances Scheiblein of Hemet, Calif., Bertha Milota of Lowden, Iowa, Glena Massler of St. Louis and Rosemary Cook of Temple, Texas, and nieces and nephews.

Family links: 
  Alva James Miller (1890 - 1956)
  Lula Lovell Weber (1892 - 1985)
  Peggy Jean Miller (1929 - 2000)
Highland Cemetery
Union County
Oregon, USA
Created by: Kathy Andrews
Record added: Jul 21, 2008
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Ernie Leroy Kas Miller
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Ernie Leroy Kas Miller
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Ernie Leroy Kas Miller
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Thinking of you tonight, Dad. Remembering the times when you did make time to stop working. It wasn't often, but I cherished every moment you spent with us on your good days.In Nevada with the horse--a morgan.Playing at the artisian spring we were suppose...(Read more)
- Peg
 Added: May. 28, 2012
It is hard to believe that its been so long since you left us. It seems like a moment ago to me. I miss you greatly. In all my youth, and adulthood, until you left, all I had to do was dial your number and your always answered. Miss the ranch in Oregon, a...(Read more)
- Peggy Blumhagen
 Added: Oct. 9, 2010
Remembering all you have done on this Memorial Day.
- Kathy Andrews
 Added: May. 30, 2010
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