1927 Merle 2020

Merle Miller

May 15, 1927 — November 15, 2020

Merle Melvin Miller, age 93, passed away in his home surrounded by loved ones on November 15, 2020. He was born on May 15, 1927 in Massillon, Ohio to parents Clarence and Erma Miller.

He was a humble man, and was undoubtedly devoted to being the best father and husband he could be. Merle was an Army Veteran, and faithfully served during WWII. He was a hard worker throughout his entire life, and was extremely proud to say that he was able to put four children through college. He was a constant source of support and constantly encouraged his children to follow their dreams.

Merle and the love his life, Ginny, shared more than 70 wonderful years of marriage. Together they enjoyed many activities and hobbies like golfing, bowling, playing cards, travel, and cruising. Throughout life the pair relocated several times- but no matter where they were they were always able to make fast friends with those around them. After so many years together, the two were inseparable, and love they had for each other showed when Merle became Ginny’s primary caregiver. He loved and cared for her until the end of her life in February 2020. They are now reunited and continuing their love story together.

Merle is preceded in death by his beloved wife Ginny Miller, and treasured daughter-in-law Karen Miller. Left to cherish his memory is son Steve (Cindy) Miller, son Bruce (Beth Everson) Miller, son Jerry (Karen) Miller, daughter Lori (Phil) Urban, sister Susan (Rich) Nelson, sister-in-law Ann Hansel, sister-in-law Shirley Hansel, brother-in-law Paul Bryant, sister-in-law Beth (Jim) McConaghay, brother-in-law Don (Barb) Hansel, 9 grandchildren, many great-grandchildren, as well as many other beloved nieces, nephews, and friends.

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