Robert Miller, 73, of New Buffalo, Michigan, passed away Wednesday September 14, 2022 at University Medical Center, Chicago, surrounded by his family.
He was born April 2, 1949 in La Porte, Indiana, the son of Henry Miller and Vena F. (Herron) Miller.
Robert was a resident of New Buffalo, MI since the 3rd grade. He served in the United States Army during the Vietnam war and later worked for Vanair Manufacturing, retiring in 2022. On April 10, 1971, at Gospel Center Missionary Church in South Bend, he married the love of his life, Linda Kay Mills, who survives. He was a member of Fellowship Bible Church in Sawyer, MI. Robert assisted with the equipment and ran chains for the New Buffalo High School football team for 25 years and was a big fan of the Michigan State Spartans. Along with his wife, Linda, Robert, who loved mowing the lawn, ran a local Lawn Service. He loved spending time with the grandkids, especially handling their 4-H horses.
Along with his wife of 51 years, Robert is also survived by his son, Robert "Boe" (Sheila) Miller II of South Bend; daughter, April (Shawn) Fatter of Three Oaks, MI; three granddaughters, Emily Fatter, Maegan Fatter and Kayla Fatter.
Robert was preceded in death by his parents and his brother, James Miller.
Arrangements are being entrusted to Haverstock Funeral Home and Cremation Services, 602 Maple Ave., LaPorte, IN. A life celebration will be held at Fellowship Bible Church, October 1, 2022 at 10:00 a.m. EST, with Paul Delmark officiating. Interment of cremated remains will follow at Oak Grove Cemetery.
In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made in his honor to the Fellowship Bible Church in Sawyer.