Tracey Lynn Miller, of Ankeny and formerly of Clutier, died of complications from diabetes at her home in Ankeny on March 27, 2022. Funeral services will be held at Oneida Cemetery in rural Clutier on Saturday April 2, 2022 at 1:00 p.m. followed by lunch at the American Legion Hall in Clutier.
Tracey was born on May 19, 1963, the daughter of Jean Kosnar Miller and Art Miller.
She attended school in Bagley, Iowa and Guthrie Center, Iowa before moving to Clutier and graduated from North Tama High School in the class of 1981. She attended Truman State University and earned an associate’s degree from Kirkwood Community College in Occupational Therapy.
Tracey worked for many years as a nanny in different places such as New York, Boston and Baltimore. After returning to Iowa, she worked for several years as an operations director at Sunrise Hill Care Center in Traer before moving to Ankeny. At the time of her death, she was working for the Des Moines Rehabilitation Center.
Tracey enjoyed traveling to the United States and Europe. She loved to cook and had an adventurous palate, loved a good joke, and loved the Iowa State Fair, which she attended several times a year. She enjoyed spending time with her family and was known to host games at Christmas. She had a very generous spirit and was always ready to help anyone.
She is survived by her mother, Jean d’Ankeny; his sisters, Connie (Rick) Neilson of Overland Park, KS, Carol (Jim) Miller-Horlacher of Lenexa, KS; his brother, John Miller of Des Moines; with his nephews and nieces, Erick Neilson of San Antonio, TX, Brynn Neilson of Manchester, NH, Courtney Neilson of Overland Park, KS, Nick Horlacher and Tate Horlacher of Lenexa, KS.
She was predeceased by her father, Art Miller; and her beloved pets, Mitzi and Kitzi.
Condolence cards may be sent to J. Miller, PO Box 3195, Des Moines, IA 50316. Memorials may be addressed to the family.
Kruse-Phillips Funeral Home, Tama-Toledo, is helping the family make arrangements.