Died: Friday, March 29, 2019
Douglas Miller, age 82, of Imlay City, MI, died Friday, March 29, 2019 surrounded by his family at his home. Douglas William Miller was born October 22, 1936 (actually next door to where he currently lives) in Imlay City, MI. He was the son of the late Orval Edward and the late Florence Irene (Smith) Miller. Doug grew up in Imlay City and was a graduate of Imlay City High School, Class of 1954. He served in the U. S. Army between 1955 and 1958 at the end the Korean War. He was stationed with the 3rd Armored Div. in Germany. Doug had worked at the local A & P grocery store from the time he was 16 years old.
He married Virginia “Ginger” Frantz on October 31, 1959 in Imlay City, MI. Doug worked for 39 years at A & P grocery stores. He was an assistant manager at the Imlay City and Marlette stores. Doug and Ginger enjoyed traveling, camping, and people watching. He liked to go out the farm with his sons and grandchildren and tinker with the farm equipment and their Model “T”.
He enjoyed sitting with Ginger on their front porch in the evening sunshine watching everyone go by. Doug was a life-long member of the Lutheran church and a devout Christian. He liked to joke and loved watching the Detroit Tigers play (win or lose).
Doug is survived by his wife, Virginia “Ginger” Miller; two sons, Jeffrey (Denise) Miller of Imlay City, MI and Brian (Cecile) Miller of Imlay City, MI; ten grandchildren; twelve great-grandchildren; and a special niece, Michelle Mott of Grand Rapids, MI. Doug was preceded in death by his parents, Orval and Florence Miller; and his sister, Connie Mott.
The funeral services will be held at 1 p.m., Thursday, April 4, 2019 at St. Paul’s Lutheran Church, 200 N. Cedar St., Imlay City, MI. Officiating will be Reverend Alan Casillas, pastor of St. Paul’s Lutheran Church in Imlay City. Burial will follow in Imlay Township Cemetery, Imlay City.
Those wishing to make memorial contributions may direct them to Grace Hospice, 1985 Gratiot, Ste. 1C, Marysville, MI 48040.
The family will be available for visitation 11 a.m. – 1 p.m. Thursday, April 4 at St. Paul’s Lutheran Church.
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