Roland L. Miller, of Dowagiac

Published 10:42 am Monday, November 30, 2015

March 27, 1927 — Nov. 27, 2015

Roland L. Miller

Roland L. Miller

Roland L. Miller, 88, of Dowagiac, formerly of Edwardsburg and South Bend, passed to his rest Nov. 27, 2015, at his home after a brief illness. He was born Mar. 27, 1927, in Van Wert, Ohio, the son of Russell Lloyd and Clara (Rager) Miller.

Mr. Miller retired from the Indiana Bell Telephone Company as a lineman and also working in repair services. He served in the U.S. Army during WWII in Germany. He was a member of the Edwardsburg American Legion and the Edwardsburg V.F.W. He enjoyed his family reunions and just being a family man with his children and grandchildren. He liked to keep the ‘Apple Dumpling Tradition’ alive with anything made with apples. He cared a lot about being a member of the “Family of Right Brothers”. He is dearly loved and will be greatly missed by his family and his friends.

He was married July 9, 1949, in Crown Point, Indiana to Lorraine L. Gregar, and she passed May 1, 1996. Surviving are their children, Donna Demmon of Dowagiac, David L. (Paula) Miller of Edwardsburg and Michael L. Miller of Lyons, Illinois. Grandchildren are, Cody Soard, David Troup, Michelle Airdo and Derek Demmon, also two step-grandchildren, Shawn Strauderman and Stacey Strauderman. There are six great-grandchildren and five step-great-grandchildren. Other survivors are his sisters, Jane Knowles of Portland, OR and Coralee Powers of Carnesville, Georgia and a brother Lloyd Miller of Michigan City, Indiana.

Family who have passed are his beloved wife, Lorraine, his parents, a son Ronald L. Miller in 1997 and brothers, Allen Miller, Erwin Miller and Russell Miller.

Family and friends may gather at the Paul E. Mayhew Funeral Home, 26863 West Main St. (US-12), Edwardsburg on Wednesday, Dec. 2, 2015 from 3 to 9 p.m. The Service of Remembrance will be on Thursday, Dec. 3, 2015 at 11 a.m. at the Paul E. Mayhew Funeral Home. Interment will follow at Chapel Hill Memorial Gardens in Osceola, with the United States Army Honor Guard playing Taps and folding the American Flag.

Memorial Donations may be made to the Wounded Warrier Project, P.O. Box 758541, Topeka, KS 66675-8541.

Arrangements are by the Paul E. Mayhew Funeral Home, Edwardsburg, MI 49112-0024.