Sunday, August 19, 2012

Charles Miller - Urbana Lodge

Charles Miller
(August 1, 1929 - July 14, 2012)
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Charles Miller
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Charles Miller 82 of Mahomet died at 3:20 p.m. Saturday, July 14, 2012 at Carle Foundation Hospital, Urbana. Funeral services will be held at 2:00 p.m. Thursday, July 19, 2012 at the Renner-Wikoff Chapel and Crematory, Urbana; Rev. Chris VonHolten officiating. Burial will be in Grandview Memorial Gardens, Champaign, with military rites conducted by the VFW Post 5520 Champaign. Visitation will be held from 1:00 p.m. – 2:00 p.m. Thursday at the funeral home. Mr. Miller was born on August 1, 1929 in Urbana, the son of Charles E. and Prudia Farris Miller. He married Ruth King on April 5, 1952 in Champaign; she died on September 12, 1984. Survivors include three daughters; Debbie (Ted) Curtin of Mahomet, Karin (Richard) Devore of Plainfield and Marsha Miller of Champaign and four grandchildren; Brent (Alicia) Curtin of Fithian, Kyle Curtin and Megan Curtin both of Mahomet and Zachary Devore of Plainfield. One sister, Eileen Polston of North Richland Hills, Texas and one niece, Brenda Phelix of Colorado Springs, CO. He was preceded in death by his parents and one brother; George Edward Miller. Mr. Miller was a U.S. Army combat veteran of the Korean War as a SFC Tank Commander with 106th Tank Battalion, a life member of VFW Post 630 and the American Legion, Post 71. He also was past President of the Urbana Lions Club, Urbana Masonic Lodge #757 A.F. & A.M., a 32nd degree Mason, Grand Council Demolay, Illini Chapter. He was a barber in Urbana for over 30 years and retired as a member of the Teamster Union. Mr. Miller was an avid golfer and hunter. He enjoyed spending time with family and friends. In lieu of flowers memorial contributions may be made to the Developmental Services Center, Trowbridge House, 1304 West Bradley Ave., Champaign, IL 61821. Condolences may be offered at

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