Michael O. Miller, 65

Michael O. Miller, 65, of 1522 Neil Ave., St. Marys, died on Thursday, June 27, 2013, at Joint Township District Memorial Hospital in St. Marys.

He was born on Sept. 9, 1947, in Celina, the son of J. Edward and Patricia Ann (Otto) Miller.

He married Paulette Christopher on Oct. 21, 1972, and she survives at the residence.

He is also survived by his daughter, Lisa (Fiance Terry McGue) Bowman of St. Marys; by two grandchildren, Carter Bowman and Joselyn Bowman; by his siblings, Ed (Diana) Miller Jr. of Waynesville, Dianne (Robert) Koeper of St. Marys, Barbara (Dennis) Kohler of Wapakoneta, Doug (Jayne) Miller of Lima and Kay (Ray) Maher of Sebring, Fla.

He was preceded in death by his parents and by an infant sister, Linda Miller.

Mike was a 1965 graduate of St. Marys Memorial High School. He retired after 39 years of service at Goodyear Tire and Rubber Company, St. Marys. He served in the Ohio National Guard.

He was a member of Holy Rosary Catholic Church and the Knights of Columbus. He loved teaching his grandson how to play golf and they spent many mornings together golfing at Northmoor Country Club.

He was a very faithful attendee of his grandchildren’s sporting events and liked spending time with his friends.

He enjoyed traveling to Florida and was everyone’s handyman.

A Mass of Christian Burial will be at 11 a.m. Monday at Holy Rosary Catholic Church in St. Marys, the Rev. Ned Brown, celebrant.

Burial will follow at Gethsemane Cemetery.

Friends may call from 2 p.m. to 4 p.m. and  from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. Sunday at Miller Funeral Home, 1605 Celina Road, St. Marys, where a vigil service will be held at 7 p.m. Sunday.

Memorial gifts may be given to The Michael Miller Tree Fund to plant trees at Northmoor Country Club in his honor.

Condolences may be sent to MillerFuneralHomes.net.