Goshen News, Goshen, IN

Obituaries

April 26, 2013

Cecil R. Miller

May 16, 1927-April 26, 2013

— GOSHEN — Cecil R. Miller, 85, passed away Friday morning at Greencroft Goshen Health Care.

He was born May 16, 1927 in Goshen, to Homer R. and Vera J. (Weister) Miller.

He married Jeanette D. Miller in Goshen May 25, 1947.

She survives along with a daughter, Catherine (Charles) Hayes, Marshall, Mich.; two sons, Randy James (Vicki) Miller, Carollton, Ohio, and Bruce R. (Pamela) Miller, Richmond, Va.; seven grandchildren, Traci, Tiffany, Sarah, Kevin, Angela, Brandon and David; two great-grandchildren, David and Roslyn; a brother, Max M. (Marge) Miller, Nappanee; and many numerous nieces and nephews.

He was preceded in death by his parents and a brother, Walter L. Miller.

A 1945 Goshen High School graduate, Cecil joined the United States Navy after graduation. He did his training at Great Lakes and was sent to Japan where he was stationed at Yokosuka Bay.

After the war, he returned to Goshen and worked a few years before buying a Dairy Queen in Bremen, which he owned and operated for more than five years before selling it and returning to Goshen.

After 30 years, he retired from Bendix Corporation and he and his wife spent the next 25 years traveling around the country in an RV. He rounded out his travels with a trip to France, England and Scotland, visiting World War II landmarks.

At the age of 74, Cecil was diagnosed with Parkinson’s disease which curtailed traveling.

He was a member of Plymouth United Church of Christ and Veterans of Foreign Wars Goshen Post 985 where he served many years on the honor guard.

Friends may call Tuesday two hours prior to the 4 p.m. memorial service with military honors at Yoder-Culp Funeral Home, Goshen. The Rev. Linda Sue Hewitt of Plymouth United Church of Christ and Gary Miller, nephew of the deceased, will officiate.

Cremation will take place. Burial will be at a later date at Violett Cemetery in Goshen.

Memorials may be given to Plymouth United Church of Christ.

Online condolences may be shared with the family at www.yoderculpfuneralhome.com.

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