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Rowena "Rosie" F. Miller

November 26, 1955 June 8, 2020
Rowena "Rosie" F. Miller
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Rowena “Rosie” F. Miller, age 64, of Grand Island, passed away June 8, 2020.  She was born November 26, 1955 to Robert and Wilma (Butts) Ruge.  She was born in Grand Island but raised in Central City, NE.  Rosie was the middle child of 5 and the only daughter.  She attended North Ward Grade School and Central City Junior and Senior Schools and graduated in 1974.  She was chosen as best personality and most humorous of her senior class.  In 1975, she attended Plott Tech in Columbus and received her LPN degree and then went on to further her education in 1980 at Dakota Wesleyan University in Mitchell, SD where she received her RN degree.  In 1979, she was crowned “Miss White Cap” the homecoming queen for her nursing program.  On October 31, 1987, she married Ronnie Miller.  She was employed at various healthcare facilities during her career.  The VA Medical Center from 1975-1977, Lutheran Memorial Hospital from 1977-1987, St. Joseph Hospital from 1979-1980 part-time while attending RN school, St. Francis Medical Center from 1987-1998 and during the 80’s she worked part-time at Litzenburg Memorial County Hospital in Central City and Woodburn Ambulance Service.  She was an RN preceptor for the Telemetry Unit at St. Francis Medical Center and trained new graduates and other RNs.  She was 1 of 8 who were handpicked in the mid 90’s to go to Boston and learn the computer systems and lead the trainings for the hospital staff at St. Francis Medical Center.  She was involved in the American Legion Auxiliary and St. Paul’s Lutheran Church.  She enjoyed traveling, collecting cookbooks, angels and religious artwork and figurines.  Survived by husband, Ronnie Miller; brothers, Dwain (Mary) Ruge of Hastings and Dana Ruge of Lewisville, TX ; sisters in-law, Sherry Ruge of Boelus, NE, Pam Ruge of Grand Island and Deb (Bob) Parker of Grand Island; brothers in-law, Charles (Christy) Miller of Lincoln and Gary Stearley of Grand Island; stepdaughter, Joey Maria Miller of Myrtle Beach, SC; nieces, nephews, great nieces and nephews and special friend, Linda Galusha.  Preceded in death by parents; brothers, Darell Ruge of Boelus, NE and Darwin Ruge of Tulsa, OK and nephew, Michael Todd Ruge.  Visitation Friday, June 12 from 4-7pm and Funeral Service Saturday, June 13 at 10am with all services at St. Paul’s Lutheran Church, 1515 S. Harrison St, Grand Island.  Memorials suggested to the family for later designation.  Condolences can be left at www.livson.com.

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Visitation

Friday

12

Jun

4:00 PM 6/12/2020 4:00:00 PM - 7:00 PM 6/12/2020 7:00:00 PM
St. Pauls Lutheran Church

1515 S Harrison St
Grand Island, NE 68803

St. Pauls Lutheran Church
1515 S Harrison St Grand Island 68803 NE
United States

Service

Saturday

13

Jun

10:00 AM 6/13/2020 10:00:00 AM
St. Pauls Lutheran Church

1515 S Harrison St
Grand Island, NE 68803

St. Pauls Lutheran Church
1515 S Harrison St Grand Island 68803 NE
United States
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