Mildred O. Miller

Mildred O. Miller
Mildred O. Miller of AlamoTownship passed away Thursday, February 22, 2008 in Alamo. Mildred was born August 1, 1912 in Allegan, the eldest of seven children born to John and Bertha (Ketchum) Black. She attended the Alamo Community Congregational Church for 80 years. As a child, she would walk by herself three miles to church and back. This would make her late for Sunday lunch at home. She met her future husband Lester Boyd Miller, whose house she walked by on the way to church. Mildred taught Sunday School for many years and was the church financial secretary for 30 years. She enjoyed her cat, growing raspberries and flowers, taking her tractor to the woods, fishing, making quilts, rugs and potholders, gathering and cracking walnuts. Mildred loved playing with her grandchildren, reading to them and listening to Lawrence Welk. She enjoyed the Christian messages of Billy Graham and George Beverly Shea. Surviving are a daughter, Violet (Ken) Mahieu of Schoolcraft, a son, Verlen “Moose” (Judy) Miller of Alamo; 11 grandchildren; 29 great grandchildren; 15 great great grandchildren. 3 sisters and 2 brothers, Florence Lappin, Lucille Hewitt, Elmer Black, Garland Black and Vera Kershaw; many nieces and nephews. She was preceded in death by her husband, Lester Boyd Miller in 1950, her son Boyd Miller in 2001 and her brother Martin Black. Friends may meet with her family from 2-4 and 6-8 PM Sunday at the Winkel Funeral Home, Otsego. Funeral services will be held 10 AM Monday at the Alamo Community Congregational Church, Rev. Richard Larson officiating. Interment will be at AlamoCenterCemetery. Memorial gifts can be made to the Alamo Community Congregational Church Building Fund.
 
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