In loving memory of

Sarah Marie Ferguson And Wrinley Stephen Miller
June 6, 2022

Sarah Marie Ferguson, 32, and Wrinley Stephen Miller, infant daughter of Sarah and Nick Miller of Maquoketa, both passed away from complications of childbirth on June 6, 2022 at Jackson County Regional Health Center in Maquoketa, Iowa.

A public gathering of family and friends will be held from 4 to 7 P.M., Wednesday, June 15, 2022 at Carson Celebration of Life Center in Maquoketa. Cremation will follow the visitation. A private family graveside service and burial will be held at 11:30 A.M., Thursday, June 16, 2022, at East Iron Hill Cemetery, rural Maquoketa.

Sarah Marie Kath was born on March 2, 1990 in Normal, Illinois to John David and Brenda L. (Spencer) Kath. She grew up in Roanoke, Illinois where she was homeschooled and was active in 4-H and loved livestock. She then attended and graduated from Kirkwood Community College with a degree in Agriculture. She married Bryan Ferguson and to this union a son, Lance was born.

For the past ten years, she was employed with Corteva/Pioneer Corporation in Marion, Iowa in the Research Department working with farmers in Hybrid Creation.

Sarah was good at bookkeeping, enjoyed anything farming and livestock, was a drone pilot, avid deer hunter, loved canning and gardening, and could fix anything. She was a wonderful mother to her son Lance and was overjoyed with the upcoming addition of Wrinley. Keeping with her love for giving and helping others, she and Wrinley both gave the gift of organ/tissue donation.

Sarah knew her Lord Jesus and she and her father spoke of this often. Losing Sarah proves that life, every day, is a gift from God!! The most important thing in Life is knowing Jesus Christ, ask him in our heart to be our Lord and Savior, and through him all things are possible.

Those left to honor Sarah's memory include her parents John and Brenda Kath of Roanoke, IL; a son Lance Ferguson of Maquoketa, IA; fiancé, Nick Miller of Maquoketa, IA; brothers, Ben Kath of Pekin, IL, Bob (Kayley) Kath of Roanoke, IL, and Gabe Kath of Roanoke, IL; and 2 nieces. She was preceded in death by her maternal grandparents Harold and Julia Spencer, and paternal grandparents John and Jane Kath.

Wrinley Stephen Miller was born on June 6, 2022 and passed away shortly after childbirth. She was the daughter of Sarah Marie Ferguson and Nick Miller.

Those left to honor Wrinley's memory include her father, Nick Miller of Maquoketa, IA; brothers, Lance Ferguson of Maquoketa, IA and Jacob Lincoln of Maquoketa, IA; sister, Briley Miller of Maquoketa, IA; maternal grandparents, John and Brenda Kath of Roanoke, IL; and many other relatives. She was preceded in death by maternal great-grandparents Harold and Julia Spencer and John and Jane Kath, and paternal grandparents, Stephen and Barbara Miller, and paternal great-grandparents Robert and Dolores Spaete and Maxine and Donald Miller.

In lieu of other expressions of sympathy, a memorial fund has been established.

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Brenda Groves & Family wrote on Jun 16, 2022:

"Nick words can't express how sorry we are for the loss of Sarah and Wrinley. They were both taken away to soon. God must have needed special angels to join his flock. Please know that I will keep you in my thoughts and prayers. Rest in Peace .Fly high beautiful angels "

Carl and Susan Devine Keeney wrote on Jun 12, 2022:

"To lose both parents in one year , then lose your S.O and child in another is almost too much for one man to bear. ???"

Sheila Ruka wrote on Jun 11, 2022:

"We didn't know Sarah but are so very sorry to hear this sad news. Our sympathies and prayers go out to you. Keith & Sheila Ruka (Nettie's sister)"

janie thomson wrote on Jun 10, 2022:

"Nick, I am Michelle Mahoney's mom, just wanted to let you know we are thinking of you with much love and hugs for you. Sending you our sincere sympathy. Janie & Bob Thomson"

Catherine Vavricek wrote on Jun 9, 2022:

"Sarah I am going to miss you so much. I'll hold on to those memories of meeting you when you moved back from Hawaii. When we found out we were having babies just a day apart. All the play dates. All the messages. All the ups and downs. You will forever be my best friend. Fly high you and Wrinley. I'll see you on the other "

Ron and Diane Frandsen wrote on Jun 9, 2022:

"Nick, we?re so very sorry to hear of your loss. Prayers and hugs for you and the family. Ron and Diane Frandsen"

Rebecca Groothuis wrote on Jun 9, 2022:

"Sarah was one of my closest friends here at the Marion Research Station. We would uplift each other up through all of our good times and bad. We would banter about politics and the world today as we know it. We always took time to lift up the Lord in every situation knowing that we live in a fallen world and He was always in control even when we didn't understand some of the outcomes. Sarah loved to work hard and get things done. When she set her mind to do something, she accomplished it. Sarah loved those closest to her. Lance and Nick were her JOY...even when they were "just being stubborn." She stuck by Nick doing all she could to be the best cheerleader and support for him through the years they were together. She had so many hopes of being his wife. (In her heart, she already was.) She loved Briley, Nick's daughter, as one of her own. She would tell me all about the ups and downs they had, but always treasured time with her. Lance...oh man! She loved you sooooo much! You were her pride and joy! I'm so sorry for your loss and will continue to pray for you as you grow and become that man she knew you were going to be some day. Keep your heart soft and rest assured - God has mighty awesome plans for your life! Keep the course! Bryan, always cherish the good times. I know you will miss her and she will always be someone special to you. My heart goes out to you during these difficult times. Sarah, I miss you and look forward to seeing you and your beautiful daughter, Wrinley, in the Kingdom to come. Heavenly Hugs, My dearest friend! Rebecca Groothuis"

PKC wrote on Jun 9, 2022:

"I did not know her but my prayers go out to the families."

Nichole Smith wrote on Jun 8, 2022:

"I knew Sarah since I was a little girl. My grandpa and her dad worked together on our farm. I remember when I was younger begging grandpa to go visit the Kath farm because I wanted to play with Sarah. I remember a few times going fishing with them at my grandpa's pond too. My grandpa even had a hug he named the Sarah Hug, simply because me and my brother were always asking to go visit her. Even though I was older, I remember I always looked up to Sarah. We didn't see much of each other past childhood, but every once in awhile we'd be at the same functions or my family would have hers over for dinner, or vice-versa. When I saw her, she was almost always smiling. She seemed so confident in herself and what she wanted to be and do with her life. She DEFINITELY got that right, I think... Sarah was a farm girl, through and through!! Also, Sarah was beautiful...both inside and out. I wish I could have known her better as an adult, but I know she made a good aunt to our mutual nieces, and a good mama to her sweet little boy. She would have been a great mama for her little girl too... And I'm sure Wrinley would have been just as beautiful and amazing as her mama. The world lost something so extremely precious when Sarah and her baby passed. I still can't quite process it. It's like... There are few certain things in the world for any given human... Often we take these certainties for granted, only truly noticing them when they are lost. I had never realize that Sarah (Kath) Furgeson was one of those certainties in my life until she just wasn't anymore. Her passing has hit me.hardee than I ever expected... She will be sorely missed, heavily grieved, and always ALWAYS loved. Miss you, Sarah. RIP. "

Carol Simonson wrote on Jun 8, 2022:

"Nick so sorry for this tragic loss. Many hugs & prayers. Bob & Carol"

Katie Welter wrote on Jun 7, 2022:

"Sarah was the kindest, most hard working, loving and BEST mom. I met her in 2014 during my 1st internship at Pioneer and was lucky to become good friends with her after my second internship with them. I will never forget our phone calls, lunches in Marion while I?ve been there the last 1.5 years and random nights either droning or just hanging out. Until we meet again. ? "

Alicia Gieselman wrote on Jun 7, 2022:

"Thinking of and praying for you all during this challenging time. May God wrap you in his arms of comfort and provide you with a peace that surpasses all understanding. Sarah was a kind, hard-working, woman?s woman who loved her family deeply. She will be greatly missed. "

Drew Gieselman wrote on Jun 7, 2022:

"I love the name Wrinley, what a beautiful name. I am so sorry for this tragic loss. It?s hard to believe this is true. I was privileged to know Sarah pretty well. She was so sassy, but she was kind and caring. She always put other before herself. She was smart and loved passing on what she knew to others. I will miss her dearly. I know she and Wrinley are saved and safe. I am praying for peace for the family, especially Nick and Lance. "

Julie Vande Hoef (Randy and Linda Duhme's daughter wrote on Jun 7, 2022:

"May God wrap his arms around Nick, her son, her entire family and friends during this difficult time. May God continue to walk with you and may you feel his love today and in the days ahead. "

Abby Oftedahl wrote on Jun 7, 2022:

"Nick, I?m so sorry! My heart is breaking for you. Praying for you and the family. Hugs"

Judy woods wrote on Jun 7, 2022:

"So sorry for your loss"

Sue Hansen wrote on Jun 7, 2022:

"So sorry for your loss."

Dina Edwards wrote on Jun 7, 2022:

"??? to the family and friends. So sorry to see this Tracy??"

Amber McLaughlin wrote on Jun 7, 2022:

" Praying for an abundance of support and faith for your family as you struggle with this tremendous loss. I am so very sorry. "

Melodie Schueller wrote on Jun 7, 2022:

"So very very sorry for all of you!"

Milan and Sherrie James wrote on Jun 7, 2022:

"Think about you and your family during this sad and hard time."