Steven J. Miller (final arrangements)

Steven J. Miller, 60, of Mediapolis, entered Heaven’s gates on Friday, January 13, 2023 after a hard fought ten year battle with cancer.  Steve was born August 24, 1962 in Mt. Pleasant, Iowa to John and Mary (Toft) Miller.

He was a graduate of Burlington High School and attended Cornerstone Community Bible Church in Mediapolis.

Steve absolutely loved nothing more than his children and grandchildren.  His passion was to follow them to all of their sporting events and they could always find him in his same spot at every event.  He was forever making others laugh and smile with his dry sense of humor and puns.  Steve was a lifelong faithful Chicago Bears fan – no matter how difficult they made it at times.

He always told others that cancer was the best thing that ever happened to him, because it was then that he became a Christian.  He held very closely and strongly to the hope of eternity with his Savior.  When others asked him about his cancer battle, he simply said, “I just put it in God’s hands and trust Him”.   What a legacy to leave behind.

Steve will be deeply missed by his children, Sara (Logan) Ealey of Wapello and Seth (Emma) Miller of Colorado; grandsons Lelan and Ridge Ealey; parents John and Mary Miller of Marion; and brothers Brad Miller of Davenport and Craig Miller of Ohio.  He was preceded in death by his grandparents, Lewis and Fern E. Collins Miller and Byron and Ruth Toft.

According to his wishes his body has been cremated and private family inurnment will be held at Burge Cemetery, rural New London.  A memorial has been established for his two beloved grandson’s education. Elliott Chapel, New London, is assisting the family with arrangements and online condolences may be left at