Monday, September 18th, 2006
Richard P. Miller, 74, 1035 Fort Recovery-Minster Road, Fort Recovery, died at 2:40 a.m. Sept. 17, 2006, at his residence.
He was born Aug. 23, 1932, in Dayton, to William J. and Olivia Schoen Miller. On Feb. 4, 1961, he married Viola Wenning Miller, who survives.
Also surviving are four daughters, Darlene (Cy) Pottkotter, Fort Recovery, Miriam (Todd) Bantz, Victorville, Calif., Sharon (Jerry) Roberts, Xenia, and Dee (Mike) Marchal, Portland, Ind.; five brothers, Gerald (Mary Ann), Decatur, Ind., Tom, of Bryan, James (Ann), Hicksville, Donald (Mary), St. Henry, and Mark (Marcia), Coldwater; three sisters, Arleen Miller, New Corydon, Ind., Imogene (James) Wilder, Decatur, and Betty (Robert) Hemmelgarn, Burkettsville; and 6 grandchildren.
Deceased is a brother-in-law, Gerald.
He delivered milk for the former Dairy Maid, Greenville; and formerly owned and operated Millers Dairy Drive In and the former Rich & Vi's Carry-Out. He also was employed by Brockman & Boeckman Funeral Home and retired from the post office, all of Fort Recovery. He was a veteran of the U.S. Air Force, serving during the Korean War.
He was a member of American Legion post 345, Veterans of Foreign Wars post 6515, Knights of Columbus Council 3324 and Mary Help of Christians Catholic Church, all of Fort Recovery.
Funeral Mass is 10:30 a.m. Thursday at the church, the Revs. Charles Mullen and Paul Wohlwend officiating. Burial is at St. Marys Cemetery, Fort Recovery.
Calling is 2-8 p.m. Wednesday and 9-10 a.m. Thursday at Brockman & Boeckman Funeral Home, Fort Recovery. A Knights of Columbus prayer service will be held at 7:50 p.m. Wednesday at the funeral home.
Contributions can be sent to State of the Heart Home Health and Hospice