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June 15, 1952 - March 7, 2022
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Eugene H. Miller, age 69, of Elida, passed away unexpectedly and peacefully, on March 7, 2022, at his residence.
Gene was born on June 15, 1952, to the late Eugene H. Miller Sr. and Dorothy (Smith) Miller in Lima. After graduating from Lima Senior High in 1971, he went on to become a certified tool and die maker. Later, he earned an Associates degree in business from the former Lima Technical College.
Gene worked at General Dynamics Land Systems for thirty-five years, from where he retired as the Maintenance and Plant Engineering Manager in 2013.
On August 21, 1971, he married his best friend, Susan R. Klausing, going on to have two children, Chad Miller and Jodi Carder. This past August, Gene and Susan celebrated their 50th “Golden” Wedding Anniversary.
Throughout his life, Gene enjoyed hunting, fishing and completing various projects. He spent countless hours on his prized possession, his boat, the “Seahawk,” on Lake Erie. The peak of enjoyment for Gene was in spending time with his beloved family, especially his grandchildren and great-grandchildren He faithfully attended and supported his family in all of their activities, never missing an event. Above all, he took great pride in helping others and was a constant source of strength and support for his family and friends.
Gene was preceded in death by his parents, his brother Charles M. Miller, his father- and mother-in-law Joseph and Demaris Klausing, his son-in-law, Todd J. Carder, his brother-in-law, Dave Frantz, and his uncle, Richard Miller. He is survived by his wife Susan Miller, son Chad Miller, daughter Jodi Carder, grandchildren Logan (Whitney) Miller, Autumn Miller, Jason Carder and Jesse Carder, and great-grandchildren, Indigo, Logan Jr. and Violet Miller; a sister Linda Frantz; sister-in-law Alice McCormack, nieces and nephews: Katie McCormack, Tommy (Angie) Gibson, Jason (Stephanie) Gibson, Scott (Kelly) Gibson, Brian Gibson, Angie (Kraig) Perrine, Keith Miller, C.J Miller and Nick (Kayla) Miller.
A Memorial Mass will begin at 11:00 a.m., Friday, March 11, 2022, at St. John Catholic Church, Lima, with Fr. David Ross officiating. Visitation will be on Thursday, from 6-8 p.m. at the Shawnee Chapel of Chiles-Laman Funeral & Cremation Services.
Donations can be made to The Parkinson’s Foundation, 200 SE 1st St., Ste 800, Miami, FL, 33131 to honor and support close family members who carry this diagnosis.
Condolences may be expressed online to the family at www.chiles-lamanfh.com