Michael Miller, 65

Michael O. Miller, 65, 1522 Neil Ave., St. Marys, died Thursday, June 27, 2013, at Joint Township District Memorial Hospital in St. Marys.
He was born Sept. 9, 1947, in Celina, the son of Patricia Ann (Otto) and J. Edward Miller, who preceded him in death. He married Paulette Christopher on Oct. 21, 1972, and she survives at the residence.
Also surviving are a daughter, Lisa (Fiance Terry McGue) Bowman, of St. Marys; two grandchildren, Carter Bowman and Joselyn Bowman; and five siblings,, Ed (Diana) Miller Jr., of Waynesville, Dianne (Robert) Koeper, of St. Marys, Barbara (Dennis) Kohler, of Wapakoneta, Doug (Jayne) Miller, of Lima, and Kay (Ray) Miller, of Sebring, Fla.
He was preceded in death by an infant sister, Linda Miller.
Mike was a 1965 graduate of St. Marys Memorial High School. He retired after 39 years of service at Goodyear Tire and Rubber Company, St. Marys. He served in the Ohio National Guard. He was a member of Holy Rosary Catholic Church and the Knights of Columbus. He loved teaching his grandson how to play golf and they spent many mornings together golfing at Northmoor Country Club. He was a very faithful attender of his grandchildren’s sporting events and liked spending time with his friends. He enjoyed traveling to Florida and was everyone’s handyman.
A Mass of Christian Burial is to be held at 11 a.m. Monday at Holy Rosary Catholic Church in St. Marys, with the Rev. Ned Brown officiating. Burial is to follow at Gethsemane Cemetery.
Friends may call from 2 to 4 and 6 to 8 p.m. Sunday at Miller Funeral Home, 1605 Celina Road, St. Marys, where a vigil service will be held at 7 p.m.
Memorial gifts may be given to The Michael Miller Tree Fund to plant trees at Northmoor Country Club in his honor.
Condolences may be sent to Millerfuneralhomes.net.