Kerri Joan Miller, 64, of Gothenburg, Nebraska, died October 29, 2021 at her home in Gothenburg.
Kerri was born October 25, 1957, to Elmer (Bud) and Margaret (Becker) Kramer at St. Mary’s Hospital in North Platte, Nebraska. She passed from this life on October 29, 2021, at her home surrounded by her family and friends at the age of 64 after a long battle with Progressive Supranuclear Palsy (PSP). Kerri was raised on a farm west of Stapleton and attended Stapleton Public Schools, graduating in 1976. She married the love of her life, Tim Miller, on June 12th, 1976, and to this union they had two daughters: Marlena and Kayla. They made their home first in Arnold and then in Gothenburg for the past 25 years. Kerri worked beside her husband while on the farm. She worked at Wheelers for a few years before she began a 22-year career with the United States Postal Service in Gothenburg, where she was known and liked as the Postal Lady. Kerri retired from the post office in 2016 due to health reasons.
Kerri was very family oriented and loved hosting large family gatherings which usually ended in a good game of pitch. Holidays were her favorite as she loved to change out her décor and going to all the craft shows looking to add to her holiday décor and finding gag gifts for her friends. While living in Arnold Kerri was very active in the local card club, sports, 4H and anything the girls were involved in. She played volleyball and was the pitcher on the women’s city softball team. She always had a garden and canned and shared the produce. She had a keen memory for birthdays and special dates, she never failed to send cards to family and friends, even as her health declined others pitched in to help get the cards sent. Kerri’s granddaughters brought a smile to her face. She loved to do projects with them and watching them in all their activities. She always made sure to have on hand their favorite kind of candy. She enjoyed traveling with her husband, they went on many trips including cruises and camping, until her health no longer permitted. Kerri was a member of St. Agnes Catholic Church in Arnold where she was on the board and taught religion classes for several years. She was a member of Our Lady of Good Counsel Catholic Church in Gothenburg. Kerri’s faith was a very important part of her life.
Kerri is survived by her husband, Tim Miller, of Gothenburg, daughter Marlena (Zach) Sheets of North Platte, and daughter Kayla (Scott) Peterson of Gothenburg. She was a loving and devoted grandmother to five granddaughters: Natalie, Lillyan, and Evelyn Sheets of North Platte, Ashlyn and Brilyn Peterson of Gothenburg. Kerri is survived by sister, Jean Cronin of North Platte, brother, William (Kathy) Kramer of Aurora, Colorado, sister-in-law’s: Connie Santo of Stapleton, Jean Flint of Broken Bow, and Mickey Miller of Greensboro, North Carolina. Brother-in-law Russ Finney of Mullen. Special friends, Christine Hahn, Nichole Furrow, Kelly Russell. Several loving caregivers over the last 5 years of her illness. She also leaves behind many nieces and nephews, great nieces and great nephews, and numerous friends.
Kerri was preceded in death by her parents, Bud and Margaret Kramer, Tim’s parents Al and Doris Miller, sister Pat Finney, brother John Santo, nieces Corey Bergsten, Kimberly Santo, Rhonda Flint Rose, and brother-in-law’s Robert Miller and Robert Flint.
Visitation will be held at Our Lady of Good Counsel Catholic Church, Gothenburg, Wednesday, November 3, 2021, 4:00 pm - 6:00 pm with a Rosary to follow at 6:00 pm.
Services will be held at Our Lady of Good Counsel Catholic Church, Thursday, November 4th, 2021 at 2:00 PM with Father Tim Stoner officiating.
Interment will follow in the Zion Lutheran Cemetery, Gothenburg.
In lieu of flowers, memorials may be directed to the Gothenburg Volunteer Fire Department, The Gothenburg Impact Center Foundation, or Central Plains Home Health and Hospice.