Obit: LaMar Gene Miller


The thing is…” on Saturday, Sept. 12, 2020, LaMar Gene Miller of West Liberty was unexpectedly called home.

A beloved husband, brother, dad, grandpa, “Bug Man”, friend, camping/card playing Cardinal’s fan was suddenly pulled from the game before the final inning. A one of a kind, MVP with his infectious laugh, his love to tease, and the twinkle in his eye, will be greatly missed by all who were blessed to be on his team.

A friend to all who crossed his playing field, LaMar will be remembered for his contagious smile, his positive outlook, and ability to bring cheer to others, even at times when the score looked grim. Although he is now running the bases on a bigger diamond, those left in the stands will forever sense his presence among us when there’s a hush in the crowd and we hear the undeniable laughter that can only be LaMar. “The problem with that is….” We will miss him.

LaMar was born Feb. 7, 1958, the son of Ervin and Jennis Miller and was co-owner of Bosch Pest Control in Muscatine.

He is survived by his wife, Kenlyn, as well as four children including Amanda Shield, Kyle Poulsen and wife Melissa, Kent Poulsen and Riley Poulsen. He had three grandchildren including Kane Shield, Reagan and Haiyden Poulsen.

Also surviving are 10 siblings including Lola McAndrew, Jody Miller, Coletta (Errol) Bontrager, Janette Miller, Byron (Anna) Miller, Elaine (Ralph) Jeambey, Karla Grady, Michael Smith and Brenda Berg.

Visitation was held the evening of Tuesday, Sept. 15 at Henderson-Barker Funeral Home in West Liberty; Funeral services were to be held Wednesday, Sept. 16, at 10:30 a.m. at Cedar Valley United Methodist Church in rural West Liberty. Burial was conducted in the Oakridge Cemetery in West Liberty.

The Henderson-Barker Funeral Home in West Liberty is caring for LaMar’s family