Evelyn Marie Miller, 87, of Altamont, died at 6:15 a.m., Saturday, August 15, 2015 at HSHS St. Anthony’s Memorial Hospital, Effingham.
Funeral services will be held at 10:30 a.m., Tuesday, August 18, 2015 at Zion Lutheran Church, Loogootee with Rev. Krista Stokke officiating. Burial will follow at Old Loogootee Cemetery, rural Fayette County. Visitation will be from 5:00 to 7:00 p.m., Monday, August 17, 2015 at Gieseking Funeral Home, Altamont and for one hour prior to service time at the church on Tuesday. Memorials may be made to the Lutheran Care Center Kids Enrichment Center, Altamont or Zion Lutheran Church, Loogootee. Online condolences may be expressed at www.giesekingfh.com
Evelyn was born on Monday, January 30, 1928 in Loogootee, IL to Edd and Ella (Henrichsmeyer) Bergmann. She married Alva Franklin Miller on Sunday, November 23, 1947 in Wheatland Township, rural Fayette County. She was a member of Zion Lutheran Church, Loogootee and was a past member of Daughters of Zion. In addition to being a wife and mother, she had worked at the Carriage Inn and Gilbert’s Family Restaurant in Altamont and did house cleaning.
She is survived by: her husband of 67 years, Alva Franklin Miller of Altamont, daughter, Connie Berg and husband Dale of Altamont, brother, Willis Bergman and wife Helen of Farina, sister, Alberda Pruett of St. Peter, sister-in-law, Patricia Bergmann of Springfield, 3 grandchildren; Chad Berg of Effingham, Christopher Berg and special friend Kellie of Sherman and Alecia Landreth and her husband Shane of Farina, 4 great grandchildren; Brenna, Paisley, Fynlie and Alainna.
She was preceded in death by her parents, brother, Ellis Bergmann, and brother-in-law, Paul Pruett.