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Francis Alfred "Bud" Miller
Birth: May 16, 1918
Charlevoix
Charlevoix County
Michigan, USA
Death: Jan. 29, 2006
Salina
Saline County
Kansas, USA

I AM HONORED TO SPONSOR THIS MEMORIAL FOR MY DEAR GRAM'S FOURTH HUSBAND WHOM MY CHILDREN CALLED GRAMPA BUD. I LOVE YOU AND MISS YOU SO MUCH!
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Obit Info. submitted by original memorial creator:

He was born in Charlevoix, Michigan, to Alfred and Susanne (Phlager) Miller. He married Betty Rink. She died in 1972. On May 31, 1987, he married Virginia Knoll. She died March 14, 2003.

Mr. Miller, a city employee, lived in Goshen from 1925 to 2004. He was a member of the First Church of God and the VFW.

He is survived by a daughter, Joan (Lyle) Larson of Omaha, Nebraska; a son, Larry Miller of Abilene, Kansas; a step-daughter, Janet (Marvin) Hughey of Mishawaka, Indiana; a step-son, Donald E. Elliot of Henderson, Nevada; ten grandchildren and 19 great-grandchildren.

He was preceded in death by his wives, Betty and Virginia, a grandson, Kelly Miller and a granddaughter, Pam Larson; five sisters, Bernice McDonald, Helen McKinstra, Eloise Fry, Winifred May (Miller) Chrispyn (b. 22 Nov 1924 d. 7 Feb 1999) and Sylvia Linsley; and two brothers, Carlyle J. Miller and Bernard Miller.
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Submitted by current memorial manager:

Bud, as he was called, was the son of Alfred Miller and Susanna Phlager/Flager. He was in the military. He received two purple hearts. He also worked for the city of Goshen for many years.

Bud married married three times. His first wife was Miss Betty Jean Rink* (daughter of Ray Orville Rink and Ethel Oleto Chrisman) on 21 Jul 1945 in Goshen, Elkhart, Indiana.
*According to the 1930 census:
6-year-old Betty Rink was living with her parents, Ray & Ethel, both 36; three brothers: Lawrence, 16, Charles, 11, and Paul, 1; and three sisters: Marjorie, 13, Ruby, 8, and Beulah C., 5. Her brother Donald was born within a year. (Betty's sister Marjorie Marie Rink married Donald James Chrispyn)

Bud and Betty divorced.

Bud remarried to a Mrs. Gladys Barbara Lantz Yoder (daughter of Ezra P Lantz and Ina M. Troyer) on 03 Feb 1947 in Goshen, Elkhart, Indiana.

Bud had two children:

Joan
Larry
(unsure of which wife was the mother)

Bud married a third time on 31 May 1987 to Mrs. Virginia Fosten Chupp Elliott Leatherman (daughter of the late Jacob S. Chupp and Wanda Irene Toliver). Virginia had 2 adult children, Donald Ernest and Janet Ann, by her first husband. This was Virginia's fourth marriage. They had a much beloved dog named Scooter who was with them for many years. After Scooter died, they adopted another dog named Squeaky. Bud loved working in his tool shop which he kept in immaculate condition. He also loved watching old Westerns. Gene Autry was his favorite actor. Bud loved his children, grandchildren, step children and step-grandchildren. He is missed. Bud and Virginia are buried together in Violett Cemetery.
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"United States Census, 1940," Francis Miller in household of Alfred F Miller, Ward 1, Goshen City, Elkhart Township, Elkhart, Indiana, United States

name: Francis Miller
titles & terms:
event: Census
event year: 1940
event place: Ward 1, Goshen City, Elkhart Township, Elkhart, Indiana, United States
gender: Male
age: 20
marital status: Single
race (original): White
race (standardized): White
relationship to head of household (original): Son
relationship to head of household (standardized): Son
birthplace: Michigan
estimated birth year: 1920
residence in 1935:
enumeration district number: 20-36
family number: 421
sheet number and letter: 18B
line number: 46
nara publication number: T627
nara roll number: 1041
digital folder number: 005459797
image number: 00124

Household Gender Age Birthplace
head Alfred F Miller M 63 Indiana
wife Susannah Miller F 55 Indiana
son Francis Miller M 20 Michigan
daughter Helen Miller F 19 Michigan
daughter Winefred Miller F 15 Michigan

Source Citation
"United States Census, 1940," index and images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/pal:/MM9.1.1/V1RP-XRX : accessed 09 Sep 2012), Francis Miller in household of Alfred F Miller, Ward 1, Goshen City, Elkhart Township, Elkhart, Indiana, United States; citing enumeration district (ED) 20-36, sheet 18B, family 421, NARA digital publication T627, roll 1041.
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"Indiana, Marriages, 1811-1959," Francis Alfred Miller, 1945

groom: Francis Alfred Miller
groom's race: White
groom's date of birth: 16 May 1918
groom's place of birth: Cherlevoix, , Michigan
groom's residence: Goshen, , Indiana
groom's number of marriage:
groom's father: Alfred Miller
groom's mother: Susanna Flager
bride: Betty Jean Rink
bride's race: White
bride's date of birth: 07 Aug 1923
bride's place of birth: Goshen, , Indiana
bride's residence: Goshen, , Indiana
bride's number of marriage:
bride's father: Ray Rink
bride's mother: Ethel Chrisman
informant name:
date of license: 19 Jul 1945
county of license: Elkhart
date of marriage: 21 Jul 1945
place of marriage: , Elkhart, Indiana
official:
record number:
film number: 1845725
digital folder number: 4540507
image number: 00041
number of images: 1

Source Citation
"Indiana, Marriages, 1811-1959," index, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/pal:/MM9.1.1/XX1Z-2MM : accessed 09 Sep 2012), Francis Alfred Miller and Betty Jean Rink, 21 Jul 1945.
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"Indiana, Marriages, 1811-1959," Francis Alfred Miller, 1947

groom: Francis Alfred Miller
groom's race: White
groom's date of birth: 16 May 1919
groom's place of birth: Charleviox, , Michigan
groom's residence: Goshen, , Indiana
groom's number of marriage: Once
groom's father: Alfred Miller
groom's mother: Susanne Flecker
bride: Gladys Barbara Yoder
bride's race: White
bride's date of birth: 27 Dec 1922
bride's place of birth: Topeka, , Indiana
bride's residence: Middlebury, , Indiana
bride's number of marriage: Once
bride's father: Ezra P Lantz
bride's mother: Ina M. Troyer
informant name:
date of license: 01 Feb 1947
county of license: Elkhart
date of marriage: 03 Feb 1947
place of marriage: Goshen, Elkhart, Indiana
official:
record number:
film number: 1845726
digital folder number: 4540508
image number: 00222
number of images: 1

Source Citation
"Indiana, Marriages, 1811-1959," index, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/pal:/MM9.1.1/XX1W-1H5 : accessed 09 Sep 2012), Francis Alfred Miller and Gladys Barbara Yoder, 03 Feb 1947.
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Individual Record
FamilySearch.org
U.S. Social Security Death Index

Francis MILLER
Birth Date: 16 May 1919
Death Date: 29 Jan 2006

State or Territory Where Number Was Issued: Indiana

Death Residence Localities
ZIP Code: 67401
Localities: Bavaria, Saline, Kansas
Salina, Saline, Kansas
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 Parents:
  Alfred Miller (1877 - 1960)
  Susanna Miller (1884 - 1960)
 
 Spouses:
  Betty Jean Rink Miller (1923 - 1972)
  Virginia Fosten Chupp Miller (1916 - 2003)*
 
 Children:
  Scooter Miller (1988 - 2000)*
  Squeaky Miller (2000 - 2003)*
 
 Sibling:
  Carlyle J Miller (1905 - 1978)*
  Francis Alfred Miller (1918 - 2006)
 
*Calculated relationship
 
Burial:
Violett Cemetery
Goshen (Elkhart County)
Elkhart County
Indiana, USA
 
Maintained by: Debra Polly
Originally Created by: Tombstoner & Family
Record added: Feb 02, 2006
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Francis Alfred Bud Miller
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