|Louis J. Miller|
|Date Of Birth:||August 26, 1915|
|Date Of Death:||December 8, 2011|
|Service Date:||Funeral services will be held at 10 am on Friday, December 16, 2011 at Trinity Lutheran Church, 801 S. Madison in Bloomington with Dr. Barry Kolb and Pastor Thomas Wirsing officiating. Visitation will be held on Thursday, December 15, 2011 from 5 to 7 pm at Kibler-Brady-Ruestman Memorial Home in Bloomington and one hour prior to the services at the church.|
Louis J. Miller
Bloomington, IL -Louis J. Miller,
96 of Bloomington passed away Thursday, December 8, 2011 at Martin
Health Care Center in Bloomington at 8:10 pm. Funeral services will
be held at 10 am on Friday, December 16, 2011 at
Trinity Lutheran Church in Bloomington with Dr. Barry Kolb and
Pastor Thomas Wirsing officiating. Visitation will be held on
Thursday, December 15, 2011 from 5 to 7 pm at Kibler-Brady-Ruestman
Memorial Home in Bloomington and one hour prior to the services at
the church. Interment will be at Evergreen Memorial Cemetery in
Bloomington. In lieu of flowers, memorials made to Trinity Lutheran
School or to The Alzheimer's Association in Louis's name are
respectfully requested. Kibler-Brady-Ruestman Memorial Home is
Louis was born on August 26, 1915
in Albert, KS a son of Conrad and Anna (Rients) Miller. On July 29,
1940 he married Lorene K. Tesch in St. Louis, MO and she
In addition to his wife Lorene,
Louis is survived by his five children: Norman (Pauline) Miller of
Tomball, TX, Nancy (Barry) Kolb of Texarkana, TX, Betty (Chuck)
Stinnett of Lodi, CA, Dale (Susan) Miller of Bellevue, NE, and Judy
(Ron) Glenn of Bloomington. Also surviving are nine grandchildren:
Perry (Jaylene) Miller, Patti (Bruce) Brownfield, Cori
(Joshua) Perdue, Eric (Sheryl) Kolb, Terri Kolb, Sara
(Jerry) Hagen, Wendy (Christian) Ledesma, Lora Glenn, and
Brendon Glenn, nine great-grand sons, and one brother John Miller
of Albert, KS.
He was preceded in death by his
parents; five brothers, Abbie, Eddie, Martin, Eilt, and Carl all of
Kansas; and one sister, Tina Marshall of Flanagan, IL.
Louis loved Jesus, his family, his
church, and his work. In all circumstances, he was gracious
and gentle-natured, offering a warm smile to all he met.
Louis was a master carpenter and
craftsman. He owned Miller Cabinet Shop for 35 years,
retiring at age 72. As a small businessman, he was known for
his honesty, integrity, attention to detail, and creative kitchen
designs. He was a member of the carpenters union for 70
Louis was a committed Christian and
a member of Trinity Lutheran Church since 1949. He served on the
school board and as an elder. He founded the Church Worker's
Scholarship Fund. From age 75 to 90, he enjoyed caring for
toddlers and preschoolers in their home while the mothers had a
weekly Bible study.
He was a loving husband, father,
grand-father and great-grandfather. Louis will be greatly
missed but the family rejoices in his heavenly home-coming and the
legacy of faith he leaves us.
The family is grateful for the
loving care that he received while at Sugar Creek Alzheimer's
Center and Martin Health Care Center.
Online condolences can be made to
the family at kiblerbradyruestman.com.