From page A5 of the Thursday, May 4, 2006 Beatrice (NE) Daily Sun:
Edward R. Miller, 88, of rural Filley, died at the Gold Crest Retirement Center in Adams on May 3, 2006. He was born August 31, 1917, at rural Pickrell, and was baptized and confirmed at Zion Lutheran Church. He attended Remmer's Country School. Edward married Frances Esther Frerichs on January 1, 1939, at Zion Lutheran Church, and they lived and farmed near Filley. He was a member of the Zion Lutheran Church of rural Pickrell, was a past member of the Farmers Union, and served on the Sunny Slope School Board for 12 years. He enjoyed his family and grandchildren, hunting, fishing, gardening and bird watching.
Survivors include one daughter, Dianna Andrew and husband Wallace of Filley; one son, Larry Miller and wife Shirleen of Holmesville; son-in-law, Aldean Lienemann of Lincoln; eight grandchildren and 17 great-grandchildren; two sisters-in-law, Evalena Lenners and her husband John of Beatrice and Teda Miller of Beatrice; one brother-in-law, Harvey Frerichs of Lincoln. He was preceded in death by his parents, Allen and Delia Miller; his wife, Frances Esther Miller, who died on September 3, 2003; a daughter, Barbara Lienemann, who died on August 7, 1997; three brothers, Allen "Ollie" Miller, Emil Miller and Andrew Miller; and four sisters, Mary Wallman, Emma Parde, Grace Schoneweis and LaVerna Frerichs.
Funeral services will be held at 10:30 a.m. Saturday, May 6, 2006, at the Zion Lutheran Church of rural Pickrell, with Pastor John Sievers officiating. Burial will be in the Zion Lutheran Cemetery of rural Pickrell. A family prayer service will be held at 10:15 Saturday in the basement of the church. Memorials to Zion Lutheran Cemetery with Elmer and Vivian Schuster in charge. The body will lie in state at the Fox Funeral Home, 19th and Garfield streets, Beatrice, until 9 p.m. Friday, and then on Saturday at the church one hour preceding the services. A guest book for signatures and messages of condolence is available online at: http:www.foxfuneralhome.net . Fox Funeral Home of Beatrice in charge of arrangements.