By The Mercury

Jerald LeRoy Miller (Jerry), 66, died Saturday.

The family provided some of the following information.

He was born in Wamego on July 25, 1947, to LeRoy and Roberta Hutchinson Miller.  He attended Wamego High School, graduating in 1965.  Following graduation, he served in the U.S. Air Force in Texas before returning to Wamego to assist his father in the operation of Miller Feedlot, Inc. 

Jerry married Peggy Brunkow Miller on Feb. 17, 1983.  They lived on the family farm east of Wamego.

Peggy survives of the home.  Jerry is also survived by two sons, Mark Miller (Morgan) and Marshal Miller (Jami) of Wamego.  Jerry was step-father to Amy Reves (John) of Wamego, Penny Cooper (Darren) of Rossville and Daniel Moore (Katie) of Kansas City, Mo.  Other survivors include his mother, Roberta Hutchinson Miller, Valley Vista, Wamego; and sisters, Judith Scammon of Prairie Village and Janet Crocker (Jack) of Manhattan.  Also surviving are two grandsons, one granddaughter, and seven step-grandchildren.  His father, LeRoy, preceded him in death in 2010.   

Jerry was serving as a director of the Kaw Valley State Bank and had been a director of both the Kansas Livestock Association and the Kaw Valley Irrigation Association.  He had extensive farming operations in both Pottawatomie and Wabaunsee Counties and was a good steward of the land.  He will also be remembered as a loyal and generous friend to many, giving simply because there was a need, often anonymously and without expecting any recognition.  He will be missed by family and friends because of his generosity of spirit and unfailing sense of humor.

Services will be private with burial in the Louisville Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, the family requests memorials be made to the Wamego Community Foundation/WAVM Donation or American Juvenile Diabetes Association and may be left in care of the Stewart Funeral Home of Wamego, KS, PO Box 48, 66547. Online condolences may also be left at

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