Erna L. (Schmidt) Miller, 97, of La Porte City, died Wednesday, December 31, 2014 at La Porte City Nursing and Rehab Center.  She was born April 28, 1917 in Klinger, Iowa the daughter of Oswald E. and Bertha (Poock) Schmidt.  She married Ivan V. Miller on June 20, 1942 in Tullahoma, TN; he preceded her in death on October 8, 2006.

She was a homemaker.  Erna was a member of Immanuel Lutheran Church; a longtime member of the Dorcas Society and enjoyed quilting.

Survived by: two sons, David Miller of La Porte City, Phillip (Paula) Miller of Cedar Rapids; two daughters, Janice Miller of Cass City, MI, Sandra (Ken) Long of Blairstown; five grandchildren, Scott (JoAnn) Long of Blairstown, Rob (Meredith) Long of Bondurant, Kristi (Al) Wright of VanHorne, Jami Miller of Cedar Rapids, Travis Miller of Missouri; seven great grandchildren two step great grandchildren;  and a sister-in-law, Doris Schmidt of Waterloo.

Preceded in death by: her parents; her husband; one son, Mark Steven Miller; six brothers, Otto, Richard, Wernold, William, Arnold and Eldo Schmidt and three sisters, Martha Bronner, Marie Schutte and Norma Kohn.

Services will be held 11:00 a.m. Monday, January 5, 2015 at Grace Lutheran Church in Waterloo with burial in the West View Cemetery in La Porte City.  Visitation will be held from 2-4 p.m. Sunday at La Porte City Funeral Home and also one hour before the service at the church.

Memorials: may be directed to Immanuel Lutheran Church Building Fund or Valley Lutheran School.

La Porte City Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements 319-342-3131.  Online condolences may be left at