Posted on March 24, 2011 at 1:36 PM by Global Reach
Marilyn Miller was a member of the Honey Creek Honeys 4-H Club. Nearing her high school graduation, Marilyn was offered the position as secretary in the Iowa County ISU Extension office. After a couple of year’s service, Marilyn married and left Extension employment.
Marilyn was a leader of the Hilton Willing Workers 4-H Club for over 5 years. Around 1970, Marilyn returned to Extension employment as Office Assistant, finally “retiring” as a full time worker in December 1993. Before leaving, Marilyn organized and set up procedures for office staff to follow to ensure that 4-H events happened correctly. Having these files averted many mistakes and miscues.
Marilyn is the chair of the Iowa County 4-H Foundation and has recently led a successful cookbook fundraiser. She currently is communications Superintendent for the Iowa County Fair.
Marilyn is considered the #1 4-H volunteer in Iowa County. Even though she is “retired”, very few 4-H events go by without assistance from Marilyn. When 4-H leaders were asked who should be nominated for the Hall of Fame honor, Marilyn was the #1 name given. There is no way Iowa County can repay Marilyn for the care, concern and time she has so freely given to Iowa County 4-H since she became involved. She has brought joy to so many people by her support of 4-H. It is widely thought that Marilyn would bleed green clovers if scratched.