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Teresa Miller
March 30, 1970 - July 21, 2013

Teresa Miller, 43, of Oelwein passed away on Sunday, July 21, 2013 at the University of Iowa Hospital.  Visitation will be from 11:30 AM - 1:30 PM on Wednesday July 24, 2013 at the Geilenfeld Funeral Home.  Funeral Services will then follow at 1:30 PM at the funeral home as well.  Inurnment will be in Woodlawn Cemetery at Oelwein.

A memorial fund has been established in Teresa's name.

Teresa was born on March 30, 1970 in Oelwein, Iowa the daughter of Joseph Michels and Annamae (Cornilsen) Michels.  Teresa attended and graduated from Oelwein High School in 1988.  On May 4, 1991 Teresa was united in marriage to Edward Miller, Jr. at The Little Brown Church in Nashua, Iowa.

Teresa enjoyed spending time with her family and friends.  She enjoyed volunteering at the Oelwein Meal Site.  She really enjoyed singing karaoke and being a Designated Driver to all of her friends that needed her.  Teresa loved keeping score for the men’s softball league.  She loved her NASCAR and watching her Chicago Blackhawks when they won the Cup this year-she was very excited.  Teresa loved to collect pigs and cherished her collection of over 300.  She was a friend to all, and considered most of them family.  She always had a good joke to tell you. 

Teresa is survived by her mother, Annamae Michels of Oelwein, her father Joseph Michels of Waterloo; her daughter, Annamae Miller of Oelwein; a sister, Cheryl (Duane) Derr of Osage; three honorary daughters, Kenzi, Shelbe and Kellie; an Aunt, Maxine Klaes of Guttenberg; Sister-in-laws, Pam of New Hampton, Jean of Charles City, and  Jan (Scott) of Dubuque; brother-in-laws, Terry of Charles City, Bruce & Chris of Dubuque; nieces, nephews and cousins.  He was preceded in death by her husband, Edward; mother and father-in-law, Rose & Ed Miller; 2 brother-in-laws, Clete Welter & Dave Galloway; sister-in-law, Deb Galloway; a niece, Sydney Miller; an uncle, Paul Cornilsen and maternal and paternal grandparents. 


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Angela - Milan Italy on September 1, 2013 at 4:12 AM said:

Rest in Peace Teresa, and help the ones who love you to find peace <3
dianne mullins rn on July 25, 2013 at 7:43 AM said:

Dear family of Teresa,
My condolences on the loss of Teresa,
Jesus well knew the Bible statement:" Time and unforeseen occurrence befall them all"[Ecclesiastes 9:11]. He knew that
sometimes bad things just happen.
wonderful future resurrection hope is the promise found atI] John 5:28,29.
Revelation 21:3,4 states that in the future ' death will be no more. and pain
will be no more, the former things will have passed away.'
Our Creator, Jehovah God, by means of his son Jesus, is going to undo the tragedies that touch our lives today and we will be able to welcome back onto the paradise earth,our loved ones who have fallen asleep in death.
There is much Bible-based comfort to be found on the website www.jw.org
sincerely dianne mullins
Anonymous on July 24, 2013 at 5:58 PM said:

Ongoing prayers to u and your family! Teresa was a friend to everyone and a friend of my many years ago! She will be greatly missed! I wanted to go to the viewing and funeral! I so sorry I missed it I thought it was Thursday!
barb labosky on July 23, 2013 at 10:04 PM said:

Annamae, I am so sorry to hear of your loss. You and your family are in my prayers.
Janet Cochran on July 23, 2013 at 8:00 PM said:

Tracie Oakley-Fette on July 23, 2013 at 10:17 AM said:

I am sorry for your loss, may the wings of the angels keep her safe through her final journey. I pray the memories of Teresa will help you through this difficult time. My thoughts and prayers are with you all...
Paula (Bartels) Ruiz on July 23, 2013 at 4:20 AM said:

My deepest condolences to the family. I graduated from high school with Teresa. She was a very sweet person and I will personally never forget her. RIP Teresa! Gone but not forgotten.
Shari and David Anderson on July 22, 2013 at 9:44 PM said:

My deepest sympathy at your time of sorrow.Teresa was an amazing lady with a pure heart and will be sadly missed.She always had a sense of humour that could make everyone laugh.Until we meet again friend <3
Larry Klemesrud on July 22, 2013 at 9:28 PM said:

My thoughts and prayers and with your and your.
God Bless you ALL
Renea Hendershott on July 22, 2013 at 6:14 PM said:

I went to elementary, middle and high school with Teresa. One of the sweetest people I knew. She will be dearly missed by many. My thoughts and prayers to her family.
Cathy Cannon on July 22, 2013 at 2:53 PM said:

Many fond memories of weekends spent at my place making haystacks & the best lazagna ever with EJ Meka CC & Jr.
What fun we had at Triple d games watching Chris,Tom PaPa Doty,Nic,Animal & everyone else being goofy & having fun. Keep score till we're all together again....know its you when a raindrop falls watching us thru the holes in the floor of Heaven.....Love you!xDwBLA

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