Stephen M. Miller, 80

Stephen M. Miller, 80, passed away Saturday, Jan. 12, 2019, at Allegan Medical Care Community.

He is survived by his loving wife of 29 years, Vickie of Allegan; his sister Ann (Roger) Hulsey; five children, Tawni Barnes, Lezza Mignery, Ruth Philpott, Stephen Miller, Jr. and Amy Ansari; and three step-children, Brenda Caron, Todd Lonsbury and Robin Adams; 12 grandchildren; and several great-grandchildren.

Steve was born in Marion, Ind., on Nov. 2, 1938, to Omar William and Dara Ruth (Malott) Miller. He graduated in 1956 from Central High School in South Bend, Ind., 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. in Holland. 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 in Allegan, 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 Saturday, Jan. 26, at 11 a.m.,  at Christ Community Church in Allegan with Pastor Wally Coots officiating.

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