SHABBONA – Warren M. Miller, 85, of Shabbona, Ill., died Thursday, Feb. 28, 2013, at Kishwaukee Community Hospital in DeKalb.
Born May 2, 1927, in Shabbona, the son of Warren and Violet (Pettenger) Miller Sr., he married Dolores Peterson on Valentine's Day, Feb. 14, 1948, at Trinity Lutheran Church in DeKalb.
Warren was employed for many years at Wurlitzer in DeKalb and then later at Caterpillar in Montgomery. He enjoyed gardening, fishing (especially ice fishing) and going for walks. He was a member of the Mendota Elks Club
He is survived by his wife, Dolores of Shabbona; two sons, Doug Miller of Denver, Colo., and Dave (Brenda) Miller of Shabbona; daughter, Debbie (Gary) Rachas of Shabbona; two sisters, Lorraine Davis of Sandwich and Connie Boelkes of California; eight grandchildren, Keith Rachas, Ryan Rachas, Shanna (Randal) Thorpe, Joshua Miller, Kyle Miller, David (Samantha) Perfect, Steven (Alma) Perfect and Kira Perfect; and seven great-grandchildren, Kara and Chase Thorpe, Kyla Rachas, and Delia, Joshua, Caitlyn and Hailey Perfect.
He was preceded in death by his parents; sister, Joyce Miller; and daughter-in-law, Nancy Miller.
Memorial services will be held at 11 a.m. Tuesday, March 12, at Shabbona United Church of Christ with Pastor James Allen officiating. Friends may call at 9 a.m. Tuesday until the time of services at the church.
A memorial is being established for Alzheimer's disease research.
Arrangements were completed by Jacobson Funeral Home in Shabbona.