Eunice Miller, 92

Published 6:12pm Tuesday, May 21, 2013

Eunice E. Miller, 92


Born: Jan. 12, 1921


Died: May 19, 2013



Eunice’s life began on Jan. 12, 1921, in Chicago, daughter of Frank and Elizabeth (Burand) Hagemann.


She was united in marriage to Carl R. Miller on Oct. 1, 1938, in South Bend, Ind.


Eunice was employed for 20 years at Rudy Manufacturing in Dowagiac until age 57, at which time she retired.


She leaves two sons, William L. (Chris) Miller of Dayton, Ohio, and Carl W. (Linda) Miller of Niles; four grandchildren, Steve Miller of Kettering, Ohio, Sonja (Abdul) Thornbloom of Dublin, Ohio, Jeffery W. (Kim) Miller of Chicago and Tracy (Dave) Balke of Morton Grove, Ill.; and eight great-grandchildren.


Eunice had three brothers, Chester Hagemann of Florida, Frank Hagemann Jr. of Dowagiac and Marvin Hagemann of Chicago; and one sister, Ruth Brown of Republic, Mo., who all preceded her in death.


Eunice passed away on Sunday, May 19, at Cass County Medical Care Facility, Cassopolis.


Eunice was a member of Dowagiac Moose 933 Ladies Auxiliary, the Eagles of Dowagiac, the Dowagiac Veterans of Foreign Wars Auxiliary, the Elks Antlerettes and a past member of the Englewood, Fla., United Methodist Church.


Eunice loved her grandchildren and her two boys. She loved playing bingo and attending the many activities at the Englewood, Fla., Holiday Estates community clubhouse.


She was also involved in the Kalamazoo chapter of the Old Car Club. She loved fishing and always enjoyed good times with her husband, Carl.


There will be a gathering of family and friends at Yazel and Clark Chapel in Dowagiac on Friday, May 24, from 11 a.m. until 1 p.m., when there will be a memorial service led by Father Dan Scheid of Benton Harbor.


Burial follows at Riverside Cemetery in Dowagiac.


After the committal service, a dinner for her family be served at the Moose Lodge in M-51 North in Dowagiac to share a time of fellowship and memories of Eunice.  Memorial contributions in her name may be directed to Lakeland Hospice in lieu of flowers.


Yazel and Clark Chapel is serving the family. Please sign her guestbook and leave a memory of Eunice at


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