- December 13, 1980 - June 9, 2009
- Yonkers, New York
of Christopher's Passing
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“Joe & Ellie, I can't imagine your sorrow. We pray that God will give you peace through this time in your lives. Even though we did not know your...Read More »
1 of 30 | Posted by: Ed & Sonja (Hixson) Cleveland
“Paul, Ellie and family, We are deeply saddened at the loss of your precious boys. You are in our thoughts and prayers. God bless each of you.
2 of 30 | Posted by: Richard & Carol Torstenson
Our hearts are heavy with sadness for men we did not know, but joy comes from knowing their works will live on through the many lives they...Read More »
3 of 30 | Posted by: Scott Johnson
“My sympathy and sincere wishes go out to your entire family. I knew Chris for a very short time while he worked at Proteus, Inc. During the time he...Read More »
4 of 30 | Posted by: Terry Y. Meek
“My deepest condolences to all of Chris' friends and relatives. I worked with Chris at Proteus, Inc. in Des Moines. He was one of the nicest, most...Read More »
5 of 30 | Posted by: Andi Blume
“Paul and Ellie, I was so very shocked to hear of Chad and Chris. As a parent I can't imagine the grief that you and your whole family must be going...Read More »
6 of 30 | Posted by: Jane Middents
“This is sent because the obituaries this morning struck me as a tragedy losing two such splendid young men. I avidly followed Chris & Nicole's...Read More »
7 of 30 | Posted by: Phyllis Ryan Bell
“Dear Nicole - I am so sad for you. I want you to know we are all thinking of you during this incredibly difficult time. May you feel the support and...Read More »
8 of 30 | Posted by: Jenn Neufeld
“I can see from the tribute video where Chad and Chris learned their love of adventureland. How blessed they were to have parents to give them that...Read More »
9 of 30 | Posted by: Linda Breeden
“Dear Paul, Ellie and Family,
I am one of the Youth leaders at Crest Baptist Church. I just wanted you to know how sorry I am about your loss of your...Read More »
10 of 30 | Posted by: SARAH HENRY
“Dear Paul and Ellie,
Please know how much we hurt and ache for your loss. Your boys were a tribute to the way you raised them with love, passion...Read More »
11 of 30 | Posted by: Greg Hutchinson
“Sorry for the loss of your boys. I am thinking and praying for all of you. We'll all get through this together somehow. Lots of love, Tori
12 of 30 | Posted by: Tori Greubel
When Matt and I heard the news of Chris's passing we were deeply saddened for you and your family. Words can not even come close to...Read More »
13 of 30 | Posted by: Matt and Lydia Harrison
“Joe,Ellie,and Family..We are so sorry for your loss. Out thoughts and prayers are with you in this time of loss..so tragic. Our deepest sympathy....Read More »
14 of 30 | Posted by: Mary Stierwalt
“Dear Nicole - I don't really know what to say. I miss you both, and pray that you find peace.
15 of 30 | Posted by: Janna Hiemstra
“Joe, Ellie & Family -
We are holding you up in our prayers...that God's Love will surround you and give you strength during this time. Carla and I...Read More »
16 of 30 | Posted by: Tony & Carla Hixson
“They lit a flame of love in our hearts that will never be extinguished. Amy, Chad and Chris were such beautiful, loving children. They always brought...Read More »
17 of 30 | Posted by: Marti Guarin
“Wes, Amy & Kylee and family, we are thinking of you and your family at this time.
Craig, Laura and boys
18 of 30 | Posted by: Laura ditzler
“Nicole, Ross and Sandy---words hardly seem enough when we loss someone we love, but know that even though you don't know me personally (my daughter...Read More »
19 of 30 | Posted by: Peggy Kent
“Paul,Ellie, Amy, Wes and Kylee you are in my thoughts and prayers. I can't even imagine what you are all going through, but know that God is walking...Read More »
20 of 30 | Posted by: Peggy Kent
“Precious memories, how they linger... I've been singing this a lot lately. You have lots of friends praying for your comfort and peace in all of...Read More »
21 of 30 | Posted by: Robin Spence
“My thoughts & prayers are with your entire family at this most difficult time. Please know that I am here for you if you need anything at all. You...Read More »
22 of 30 | Posted by: Stacey Mohr
“Ellie, Paul, & family - There are no words to express how sorry we are for your loss. Our thoughts and prayers are with your whole family now and...Read More »
23 of 30 | Posted by: Lyndsay Huntsman
“Paul, Ellie & Family- I was shocked and saddened by the news of Chad and Christopher's deaths. I cannot begin to express my sorrow for what you are...Read More »
24 of 30 | Posted by: Mary Sundve
“Paul, Ellie and Amy - My thoughts and prayers are with you. I am deeply sadened to hear of such a great loss. Chris has been missing from my life...Read More »
25 of 30 | Posted by: Brian Stamp
“Blessings and peace to the entire Miller family, as well as their friends, during this very difficult time.
26 of 30 | Posted by: Paul Koch
“Ellie, Paul & Family - I don't even know where to start or what words to say. I am so very shocked and saddened by the news of Chris and Chad. I...Read More »
27 of 30 | Posted by: Sarah Merrifield (Kent)
“My deepest condolences to Chris's family. I worked with Chris at Proteus and thought a lot of Chris. He was a very good worker and person and I was...Read More »
28 of 30 | Posted by: Marcia Bogard
“Nicole, Paul (Joe)& Ellie, Amy & Wes, & Kylie, want to share a prayer I read this morning. "Lord, the trials we face at times seem too much to bear....Read More »
29 of 30 | Posted by: Clinton/Ursula Bingham
“Ellie, Paul and family- We send you our thoughts and prayers in the lost of your sons. With our deepest sympathy, Denny, JoAnn and family
30 of 30 | Posted by: Denny & JoAnn Elliott
Christopher David Miller, 28, of Yonkers, New York, died June 9, 2009 as a result of a kayaking accident.
Visitation will be from 5 - 8 p.m. on Wednesday, June 17 at the Powers Funeral Home at the junction of Highways 34 and 25 in Creston, Iowa. Grave Side Services will be at 11 a.m. Thursday June 18, at the Newbern Cemetery near Lacona, Iowa. A memorial service is planned for 3 p.m. on Thursday at the Crest Baptist Church in Creston, Iowa. Memorials are to the family. Online condolences can be made under the obituary category at www.powersfh.com .
Christopher David Miller, son of Paul Joseph Miller and Eleanor "Ellie"(Max) Miller was born December 13, 1980 in Sandwich, Illinois. Throughout his youth, the family moved to Aurora, Illinois, Wheatland, Wyoming, Marion, Iowa, and Ankeny, Iowa. Chris attended Ankeny High School, graduating in 1999.
After graduation, Chris attended Olivet Nazarene University in Bourbonnais, Illinois, graduating with a degree in political science. In his junior year at Olivet, Chris enrolled in the American Studies Program in Washington D.C. and the Middle Eastern Studies Program in Cairo, Egypt during his senior year.
Christopher married Nicole (Anderson) Miller, on June 12, 2004, in Ames, Iowa. Together, they moved to Toronto, Ontario, where Chris enrolled in the Masters program at the Institute for Christian Studies. After completing his studies in political theory, the couple returned briefly to Des Moines, Iowa, where Chris worked for PROTEUS, Inc. and Nicole worked for Wells Fargo, Inc. The couple amazed friends and relatives with a six week journey down the Mississippi River on a home-made raft built by Chris and his dad. Immediately following this adventure, the couple moved to Yonkers, New York, where Christopher took a job at English First International teaching English and International Affairs while Nicole enrolled in the MFA program at Sarah Lawrence College.
Chris is survived by his wife, Nicole (Anderson) Miller of Yonkers, New York; parents Paul and Ellie Miller of Creston, Iowa; sister Amy (Wes) Clark and niece Kylee Short of Afton, Iowa; father and mother in-law, Ross and Sandy Anderson of Ankeny, Iowa; sisters in-law, Heather and Kristen Anderson and niece, Taylor Hale; Grandfather, Paul Miller of Lacona, Iowa. He was joined in death by his brother, Chad Miller, of Wilmington, Delaware.
Christopher was preceded in death by his Grandfather, Rev. Homer L. Max, Grandmother, Mrs. Rosamond Max and Grandmother, Mrs. Veda Miller.