Norma Fay Miller


Norma Fay Miller, age 90 of Highland, IL, died Friday, May 12, 2017, at Saint Joseph’s Hospital in Highland, IL.

She was born on Tuesday, April 12, 1927, in Marine, IL, the daughter of Anton A. and Edna E. (nee Steinkoenig) Mueller.

On Saturday, April 12, 1947, she married Paul J. Miller at the E & R Church, Marine, IL, who passed away on Tuesday, October 28, 2008.

She was a member of Saint Jacob United Church of Christ, St. Jacob, IL; Royal Neighbors of America #1957 Highland; Highland Senior Citizens; Madison County Farm Bureau.

She was born on the family farm between Marine and St. Jacob, IL. She grew up there and graduated from Highland High School in 1944. She taught at country schools and later was a substitute teacher for Triad School district.. She attended SIU-E in E. St. Louis, IL and the main campus in Edwardsville. She taught 20 years at St. Paul School, Highland, from 1967 to 1987. In retirement she and her husband took numerous vacations. She liked collecting Lefton China, glass & ceramic hands. She enjoyed playing cards “Pinochle” with friends . She and her husband enjoyed dancing at Lindendale Park Ballroom. Her grandchildren and great grandchildren’s activities were always a priority.

Survivors include:
Daughter – Bonna L. (Ronald) Herzberg, Highland, IL
Son – Curtis A. Miller, Saint Louis, MO
Daughter-in-law – Cynthia S. Miller (nee Korte), Highland, IL
Former Daughter-in-law – Karen A. Eilermann, Saint Louis, MO
Grandchild – Derek R. (Ellen) Herzberg, Highland, IL
Grandchild – Tiffany Nicole (Eric) Abert, Alhambra, IL
Grandchild – Drew P. (Michelle) Herzberg, Highland, IL
Grandchild – Lauren E. Miller, Saint Louis, MO
Grandchild – Kathryn S. Miller, Saint Louis, MO
Great Grandchild – Olin P. Abert, Alhambra IL,
Great Grandchild – Charlie P. Herzberg, Highland, IL
Great Grandchild – Kayla M. Herzberg, Highland, IL
Great Grandchild – Maddox R. Abert, Alhambra, IL
Sister In-law – Wilma Mueller, Pocahontas, IL
Brother-in-law – Earl C. Gilomen, Highland, IL.

She was preceded in death by:
Father – Anton A. Mueller Died 01/12/1960
Mother – Edna E. Mueller (nee Steinkoenig) Died 12/01/1983
Husband – Paul J. Miller Died 10/28/2008
Son – Donald P. Miller Died 07/18/1997
Brother – Glen O. Mueller Died 10/04/2010
Sister – Bonnie Gilomen Died 03/26/1999
Brother – Dale Mueller Died 09/04/1983
Sister – Bernice Mueller Died 12/13/1958
Sister In-law – Helen P. Simmonds Died 05/17/2012
Sister In-law – Sherman W. Simmonds Died 12/21/1980.

Arrangements are being handled by Spengel-Boulanger Funeral Home in Highland, IL.

Visitation will be held from 11:00 AM to 1:00 PM on Tuesday, May 16, 2017, at Spengel-Boulanger Funeral Home in Highland, IL.

Funeral service will be at 1:00 PM on Tuesday, May 16, 2017, at Spengel-Boulanger Funeral Home in Highland, IL., with Rev. Gary Kniepkamp, Pastor, Saint Jacob United Church of Christ, Saint Jacob, IL, officiating.

Interment will be at Keystone Cemetery in Saint Jacob, IL.

Memorial contributions may be made to Saint Jacob United Church of Christ or American Cancer Society.

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