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 Wayne Robert Miller

Wayne Robert Miller

Cadillac, Wexford County, Michigan, USA
Death 26 Dec 2008 (aged 70)
Sault Sainte Marie, Chippewa County, Michigan, USA
Burial Unknown
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Wayne Miller - DE TOUR VILLAGE, Mich.
Wayne Robert Miller, age 70, of De Tour Village, Michigan, died December 26, 2008, at War Memorial Hospital in Sault Ste. Marie, Michigan.

He was born January 19, 1938, in Cadillac, Michigan, to Clare Robert Lawrence Miller and Genevieve Francis (Troje) Miller.

Wayne lived in Grand Rapids, Michigan, until his family moved to Lorain, Ohio, where he graduated from high school. Wayne earned his Bachelor Degree from Michigan State University while active in the ROTC program and was commissioned as a 2nd Lieutenant upon graduation.

He served in the United States Army for 17 years, including the Vietnam era, retiring as Lieutenant Colonel. He also was awarded a Bronze Star Medal, plus many Commendation Medals, during his service to his country. Wayne was a commercial aviation pilot for many years following his military career. He made De Tour Village his home two years ago.

Wayne was a member of the Moose Lodge #2381 on Drummond Island, Michigan, Elks Lodge #48 in Grand Rapids, Veterans of Foreign Wars (VFW) and a member of the 25th Infantry Division, 3/4 Cavalry Association.

Although Wayne lived in many places, he always considered Grand Rapids as his home and his favorite place to be was his family's summer home on Barlow Lake in Michigan. Wayne enjoyed gardening, working and playing on the computer, and watching sports on television. He loved his dogs.

Wayne is survived by one daughter, Darcie Lewis, of Grand Rapids; one son, Wayne Robert (Belinda) Miller, II of Charlotte, North Carolina; grandchildren, Kaitlin Miller, Ryan Pickett and Kristin Pickett; great grandchildren, Olivia Westrate and Austin and Adrianne Pickett; one sister, Patricia (Robert) Corkwell, of Drummond Island; former wife of 34 years and friend, Patricia Ann Miller, of Johnson City, Tennessee; and several nephews.

A memorial service will be held Saturday, January 3, at 11:00 a.m. at Metcalf & Jonkhoff Funeral Service, 4291 Cascade Road S.E. in Grand Rapids.

Reamer Galer Funeral Home of Pickford, Michigan, is serving the family.


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