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Stephen M. Miller

Stephen M. Miller, 80, passed away Saturday, January 12, 2019, at Allegan Medical Care Community. He is survived by his loving wife of 29 years, Vickie, Allegan MI; his sister, Ann (Roger) Hulsey; five children: Tawni Barnes, Lezza Mignery, Ruth Philpott, Stephen Miller, Jr., Amy Ansari and three step children: Brenda Caron, Todd Lonsbury, Robin Adams; twelve grandchildren and several great grandchildren.

Steve was born in Marion, IN on November 2


, 1938, to Omar William and Dara Ruth (Malott) Miller. He graduated in 1956 from Central High School, South Bend, IN, where he competed on the high school swim team and in water skiing sports.

After serving in the Army, Steve went on to work 17 years as an air traffic controller at Chicago O’hare International Airport. As an entrepreneur, he raised crops for sale and upon retirement, ran a lawn grooming business. He retired in 2001 from a career in CAD engineering at Prince Corp., Holland, MI. Afterwards, he accepted a position as department manager at Bittersweet Ski Resort, where his work career ended due to health issues.

Steve was a member of Promise Keepers, attending conventions, and was devoted to leading others to the Lord. He was involved in the construction and maintenance of Christ Community Church, Allegan, MI, where he served and was a member for 23 years.

Steve and his wife took great joy serving as foster parents for many years.  He loved guiding and encouraging the youth. He enjoyed snow skiing, fishing, rock hunting and travel.

His work has ended and his earthly journey complete.  We will miss him, but we rest in full assurance of the Lord, we will be with him again in heavenly glory.

We owe a debt of gratitude to the staff of Allegan Medical Care Community for the loving care provided to Steve over the last two years.  Our family thanks you for your tireless service.

According to his wishes cremation has taken place.

A memorial service will be held at 11:00 A.M., Saturday, January 26, 2019 at the Christ Community Church in Allegan with Pastor Wally Coots officiating.

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Kathy Kibby

January 13, 2019 at 8:15 pm

Dear Vicki and family, my condolences are with you as you walk through this new journey. May you feel God’s peace.


Bonnie Tadra Red Hat Sister

January 14, 2019 at 2:15 pm

Dear Vickie, I am so very sorry for your loss of your husband. My heart and prayers are with you during this difficult time


Bonnie Tadra

January 14, 2019 at 2:18 pm

Dear Vickie, My heart and prayers are with you during this difficult time.


Bill & Donna Gurn

January 14, 2019 at 6:17 pm

Vickie, our thoughts and prayers are with you at this time of loss of Steve. May God give you peace and comfort. God Bless!


Frank L Tooker

January 14, 2019 at 6:47 pm

Prayers for your whole family Vicki. So sorry for your loss.

Frank and Nola


Shelly Wedge CNA

January 15, 2019 at 12:27 am

Sorry for your earthy loss, but he is glorified to his Heavenly home. Sending prayers.



January 15, 2019 at 7:08 am

Rest my blue eyed boy till I see you again. Hugs Vickie your in my thoughts.


Jeff and Deb Norr

January 15, 2019 at 8:24 am

Praying for your family. May you feel God’s comfort. We love you.

Jeff and Deb Norr


Kimberly Billman

January 15, 2019 at 7:37 pm

So sorry for your loss. Praying for you and your family. Will miss him. He was fun to be around.


John & Millie Irwin

January 15, 2019 at 11:32 pm

Vicki, we were deeply saddened to hear of Steve’s death. We have some wonderful memories of him with our grandchildren at Bittersweet. He was always caring and generous.

Praying that you and your family will find peace and comfort in the arms of our Heavenly Father during these difficult days.


Robin Lavender

January 15, 2019 at 11:38 pm

Thoughts and prayers go out to you Vickie and family. So sorry for your loss. Steve was a great guy.


Diane Boysen

January 16, 2019 at 4:24 pm

Vickie and families, So sorry to hear of Steve’s passing. Please accept my most sincere sympathies during this very difficult time.


Bernie, Sue White

January 18, 2019 at 5:18 pm

Condolences for the loss of Steve. Will keep your family in our prayers.


Dave and Barb Kolhoff

January 18, 2019 at 7:20 pm

Vickie so sorry for your loss but I know Steve is in Heaven I know he is now one of the “Traffic Controller” in Heaven giving everyone directions for landing. Hugs and God Bless to your family.


Sue and Bill

January 19, 2019 at 6:49 am

Love and prayers to you and the family. ♡♡♡♡


George and Norma Sylvester

January 26, 2019 at 3:34 pm

You both have been so special to us. Have always felt your support! Know you have ours! Love you lots. Any time you want to get together… May God bless you and shower His peace all over you!


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