Tuesday, August 21, 2012

Don Miller - Farmer City Lodge

Donald Miller

LeROY – Donald J. "Don" Miller, 87, of LeRoy passed away at 4:27 p.m. Sunday (Aug. 19, 2012) at his home in LeRoy.
Funeral services will be held at noon Thursday, Aug. 23, at LeRoy First United Methodist Church, LeRoy. The Rev. Mary Louise Haxton will officiate. Burial will be in Oak Grove Cemetery, LeRoy, with military rites accorded.
Visitation will be from 10 a.m. to noon Thursday, Aug. 23, at the church.
Memorial contributions may be made to the LeRoy Emergency Ambulance Service or LeRoy First United Methodist Church, LeRoy.
Don was born Sept. 1, 1924, in Eldon, Mo., to Clyde D. and Carrie Oneal Miller. He married Marilyn J. McConkey on June 10, 1950, in Farmer City.
Survivors include his wife of 62 years, Marilyn J. Miller of LeRoy; three children, Kathy (Robert) Mathewson of LeRoy, Michael (Laura) Miller of LeRoy and Patricia (Peter) Kale of Urbana; nine grandchildren, Rebecca Donahue of Cibolo, Texas, Andrew Horonzy of LeRoy, Angela (Josh) Diehl of Chillicothe, Sarah (Jake) Grainger of LeRoy, Laura (Dan) Vollmer of Normal, Kristin (Eric) Maul of Naperville, Patrick (Stefanie) Mathewson of Normal, Chris Moreland of Normal and Nick Moreland of Normal; and 15 great-grandchildren.
Also surviving are six siblings, Lucille Epperson of Bloomington, Paul (Jeannine) Miller of Collinsville, Dollie Schramm of Scottsdale, Ariz., Marie (Jack) Gassaway of LeRoy, Dorothy Scott of Bloomington and Linda Cowan of LeRoy.
He was preceded in death by his parents, one sister, two brothers and one great-grandchild.
Don was a World War II Army veteran and served with the occupation army in Germany.
He was a member of the Farmer City Masonic Lodge for 64 years, the McLean County Farm Bureau, The Ruel Neal American Legion Post 79, LeRoy, and LeRoy First United Methodist Church.
Don farmed in the LeRoy area for over 50 years before retiring to LeRoy; however, he loved farming so much that he continued to help on the family farm for many more years.
His favorite sports teams were the St. Louis Cardinals and the Fighting Illini.
He was a great husband, father, grandfather and great-grandfather and will be sorely missed by all his family and friends.
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