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Joseph Miller

March 7, 1939 — October 19, 2020

East Leroy

Joseph Paul Miller, age 81, of East Leroy, passed away Monday, October 19, 2020 at the Glenn Arbor Hospice Residence. He was born March 7, 1939 in Battle Creek, Michigan the son of Frank Paul and Mary Ann (Penzer) Miller. Joe served in the U.S. Marine Corps from 1957 to 1959 as an airplane mechanic with much of that time spent aboard the U.S.S. Midway. In his younger years, Joe enjoyed drag racing and dirt bike riding. He enjoyed all sports, playing baseball into his 50’s on many teams in the area, played golf with “the hackers” weekly at Gull Lake View Country Club, was a regular league bowler with thirteen 300 games and inducted in the Battle Creek Bowling Hall of Fame. Joe was an avid fly fisherman who tied his own flies for himself and many others including his fishing buddies, Jim Hanson and Gary Rudd. He loved his trips to South Dakota pheasant hunting and camping in the Grayling area with his family and was a lifelong member of the Croatian Lodge 533 where he held an officer position for several years. Joe worked at the Kellogg Company for 35 years, retiring in 1994. On May 20, 1991 he was married to Nancy M. (St. Jean) Miller, who survives. Also surviving is his son Robert Paul Miller and his fiancé Christine Gwinn; daughter Lisa Carleen Williams; grandson Gavin Cole Williams; sister Sharon Muselin; his first wife Edallean C Miller, and many nieces and nephews. Joe was preceded in death by his parents, sister Marie Slayton and brother in law Tony Muselin. In accordance with his wishes, cremation has taken place. Donations can be sent to Glenn Arbor Hospice Residence or the American Cancer Society.  A graveside service will be held 10:30 a.m. Friday, August 13, 2021 at the Fort Custer National Cemetery followed by an open house luncheon at Gull Lake View Golf Course from 11:30 a.m. until 2:30 p.m..  Arrangements by the Richard A. Henry Funeral Home www.henryfuneralhome.org

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