In Memory of

Patricia Sue Miller

March 2, 1939 - June 5, 2022
From: Cleghorn, IA

Patricia Sue Miller, the daughter of Roy and Marie (Fuhrman) Tippy, was born March 2, 1939, in Cherokee, IA. Her childhood years were spent in Cherokee where she attended and graduated from Immaculate Conception School. After high school, she attended Northwest College in Orange City, and graduated with a teaching degree. She later completed her Masters at Drake University in 1986.

 Patricia was briefly married to James Miller. She was blessed with two children, Sara and Anthony. Patricia had an extensive teaching career that started in Templeton, IA in 1974. From 1978-1996, she taught at Lake View-Auburn. From 1996-1997, she taught at Coon Rapids, and from 1997-2005, Marcus-Meriden- Cleghorn, until her retirement in 2005.

Patricia was a member of Immaculate Conception Catholic Church in Cherokee. She enjoyed playing golf, woodworking, and cheering on her Minnesota Vikings and Chicago Cubs. Most of all she loved the time spent with her family and friends, especially her grandchildren and great-grandchildren whom she loved dearly.

 On Sunday, June 5, 2022, Patricia passed away at Hegg Memorial Hospital in Rock Valley, IA, at the age of 83. She was preceded in death by her parents, Roy and Marie Fuhrman; one brother, George Tippy; and sisters, Teresa Sefcik, Agnes Day, Ruth Tippy, and Margaret Mogensen.

 She will lovingly be remembered by her two children, Sara (Terry) Lively of Rock Valley, IA, and Anthony (Catherine) Miller of Fort Meyers, FL; five grandchildren, Amber Lively and her significant other Kurt Reichelt of Sioux Falls, SD, Maylissa (Keith) Wells of Cherokee, IA, Bradley (Dahlia VanderWoude-Miller) of Port Charlotte, FL, Steven Lively of Cedar Rapids, IA, and Jeffrey Miller of Tampa, FL; 5 great-grandchildren, Alexander, Katherine, Benjamin, and Isabella Wells, and Fae Rose VanderWouden-Miller; two brothers, Joseph (Patricia) Tippy of Saukville, WI, and Michael (Karmen) Tippy of Cherokee, IA; also several nieces, nephews, other relatives and friends.

A Mass of Christian Burial will take place at 10:30 a.m. Thursday, June 9, 2022, at Immaculate Conception Catholic Church in Cherokee.
Father Dan Rupp
Visitation will be held with family present from 5:00-7:00 p.m. Wednesday, at the Greenwood-Schubert Funeral Home in Cherokee. There will be a rosary conducted by the Catholic Daughters of America at 5:00 p.m. Wednesday and a 7:00 p.m. prayer service at the funeral home following visitation.
Mt. Calvary Cemetery
Cherokee, Iowa


Thursday, June 9, 2022 at 4:47 PM
“Mrs. Miller was an awesome lady. I knew her since her teaching days at MMC. She always tried to get me to call her Pat. I just couldn't do it. She is and always will be Mrs.Miller. She will be dearly missed. The family is in my thoughts and prayers. ”
- Beckey Geerdes
Thursday, June 9, 2022 at 4:47 PM
“What a beautiful soul heaven has reclaimed! Our prayers are with you all. ”
- Mary Beth Ehrig
Thursday, June 9, 2022 at 4:47 PM
“I had the joy of teaching with Pat for a lot of years. She always put the needs of the children first and made them blossom. I am very fortunate to have been able to teach with her, but even luckier to learn from her. My thoughts and prayers are with the whole family.”
- Deanna Berry
Wednesday, June 8, 2022 at 11:50 AM
“Pat was a kind and generous soul. She will be missed. My condolences to her family.”
- Pamela Ferguson
Wednesday, June 8, 2022 at 11:50 AM
“Sara and Tony and families Our deepest sympathies ”
- Mark and Tami Auen
Wednesday, June 8, 2022 at 11:50 AM
“Pat was a wonderful person, fellow teacher, and friend. She was a kind and compassionate person. She proved the medical world that she was the ultimate fighter! Our thoughts, prayers, and sympathy to her family🙏🙏🙏”
- Fern Langbein
Wednesday, June 8, 2022 at 11:50 AM
“Sara, Tony and family - we send our love and sympathy for your loss . Aunt Pat was a very sweet lady, Chris and I had the privilege of chatting with her several times over the past few years at a couple of family functions. We know the loss you bear is difficult and we hope the wonderful memories you have will make this time a little less hard. Sending prayers for all of you.”
- Chris and Lisa Hamann
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