Orval   Miller
Orval Miller
Orval Miller

August 7, 1930 - June 21, 2020
Born in Iowa
Resided in Cumming, Iowa
  • Contat Us
  • Guestbook
  • Photos
  • Services
  • Send Flowers


Orval Miller, 89, passed away peacefully at home with his family surrounding him with love on June 21, 2020, in Cumming, IA. A Memorial Service will be held at Westover Funeral Home on Friday June 26, 2020, at 5 pm. A visitation will be held prior to the service beginning at 4 pm.

Orval was born in Iowa to William and Rose (Byers) Miller. He married Isabelle (Longcor) Miller in 1951 on the coldest Christmas Eve ever. Together they raised four children.
He worked for Brenton’s Cattle Farm for many, many years where he rode horses and farmed. Upon his retirement, he worked at GuideOne Insurance as a security guard for several years until he retired to be with his family. Orval kept a beautiful lawn and insisted on mowing it every week whether it was needed or not.

When Orval wanted to relax, he would spend his time with his family. Sunday breakfasts with his family always brought him joy. He would also pick up a Louis L’Amour Western novel and spend some time reading. In the evenings, especially, he loved to watch his Western movies. Orval was a true cowboy through and through but, his family was always his first and foremost love.

Orval is survived by his children, Ralph Miller, Tom Miller, Kathi Miller; brother, William “Red” Miller; daughter-in-law, Willa Wittlief; as well as many many grandchildren, great grandchildren, and relatives. He was preceded in death by his wife of 68 years; parents; siblings; son, Mark Miller; daughter-in-law Pearl Miller; and brother-in-law, Matthew Rae.

Memorial contributions may be made to the family for a future memorial.




Westover Funeral Home
6337 Hickman Road
Des Moines, IA US 50322
Friday, June 26, 2020
5:00 PM