Gary R. Miller
Entered Into Rest: Oct 1, 2017
Residence: Swanton, Ohio
Entered Into Life: June 2, 1951
Entered Into Rest: Sunday afternoon, October 1, 2017
Visitation: Friday, October 6th from 3 to 8 pm at the Weigel Funeral Home in Swanton
Mass of Resurrection: Saturday, October 7th at 11:00 am at St. Richard Catholic Church in Swanton
St. Patrick's Cemetery - Grand Rapids, Ohio
Gary R. Miller, age 66, of Swanton, Ohio, passed away Sunday, October 1, 2017 surrounded by his family following a year-long courageous battle against cancer. Gary was born June 2, 1951 in Toledo, Ohio to the late Donald and Marjorie (Langenderfer) Miller. He was a 1969 graduate of Evergreen High School and attended Macomber Vocational School. On July 16, 1976, he married his loving wife, Linda (Coss) Miller.
Gary was a humble man that lived a simple life. He found beauty in everything and appreciated the many gifts life brings commonly stating, “I love life more than life itself.” He worked as a finish carpenter and was an avid outdoorsman who loved camping and nature. He was undoubtedly a “super collector” of all things but his greatest pride in life came from being a family man; he especially loved being a Papa. Gary’s strength and determination were a true inspiration and his memory will remain forever in our hearts.
Gary will be greatly missed by his loving wife of 41 years, Linda; daughters, Sarah (Jason) Baker and Katie (Robert) Leitner; and grandchildren, Evelyn, Abigail, Harrison and Benjamin. Also surviving are his sisters, Janice (Stan) Ray, Susan (Scott) Clendenin, Carol (John) Gordon and brothers, Alan (Diana) Miller and Terry (Lisa) Miller; and brother-in-laws, Jerry Kashmer and David Pifer.
Gary was preceded in death by his parents, Don and Marge Miller; and sisters, Bonnie Kashmer and Sandra Pifer.
Family and Friends may visit at Weigel Funeral Home, 204 Chestnut St. in Swanton (419.826.2631) on Friday, October 6th from 3 to 8 p.m., where the Rosary will be recited at 7:30 p.m. Prayers will begin in the funeral home on Saturday, October 7th at 10:20 a.m., and follow with a procession to St. Richard Catholic Church, where a Mass of Resurrection will begin at 11:00. Interment will follow at St. Patrick's Cemetery in Grand Rapids, Ohio.
Memorial contributions may be directed to the family to help with medical expenses.
October 3rd, 2017 7:14 am
My sincere condolences are extended to the Miller family. May your family find comfort and hope from God's promises. In Revelation 21:4 we are promised that soon death and pain will be no more. Your family is in my prayers.
The john Jones family
October 3rd, 2017 9:47 am
For God so loved the world that he gave his only begotten son, that whosoever believes in him shall not perish but have eternal life. John 3:16 . Our hearts are burdened for the Miller family. All our love.
October 3rd, 2017 3:14 pm
Linda, you and your family are in my thoughts and prayers. May your heart and soul find peace and comfort during this difficult time.
October 3rd, 2017 5:09 pm
We wwill not be able to attend the memorial for Gary. Be comforted from these words of our risen Lord Jesus in song: 'Be not afraid, I go before you always. Come, follow Me, and I will give your rest'. He will not be forgotten in the hearts of all who knew him.
October 3rd, 2017 6:52 pm
Rest In Peace old friend! My thoughts and prayers are with you and your loved ones and may a perpetual life shine upon you!
Al & Linda Kubiak
October 4th, 2017 5:51 pm
Our sincere condolences to the Miller family. Our thoughts and prayers are with you Linda and your family during this difficult time. Gary was such a great friend, he never refused to help when in need. He will never be forgotten. He will live on in all our hearts and memories forever.
October 5th, 2017 10:25 am
So sorry that you lost Gary! He always seemed to be in a good mood and obvious that he was devoted to his family! We all lost one of the good guys.
Barb & Dean Miller
October 5th, 2017 11:30 am
Jesus said, "I am the resurrection and the life; he who believes in Me shall live even if he dies, and everyone who lives and believes in Me shall never die."
Asking God to bless you at this sad time.
October 5th, 2017 2:29 pm
Thinking of you Linda and your family with much love
October 6th, 2017 2:21 am
I am so sorry for the tremendous loss for you and your family my prayers and thoughts are with you and may your wonderful thoughts and memories that you have of your brother Gary help you through and never leave heart
Jim & Judy Hayes
October 6th, 2017 11:41 am
To Edna, Roy, and all the Millers and loved ones of Gary and Linda, we are so sorry for your loss. Our hearts and thoughts and prayers are with you all at this sad time. We grieve with you and ask God's comfort and His care and peace be with all of you.