Robert E. Miller (1935 - 2017)

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Robert E. Miller, 81, of Moline, formerly of Brownstown, passed away on Monday, June 19, 2017, at Rock Island.
Graveside services will be held in Mt. Carmel Cemetery in rural Brownstown, with the Rev. Krista Stokke officiating. Visitation will be held from 9:30-10:30 a.m. at Miller Funeral Home in Vandalia. Memorials: . Online condolences can be expressed at
Mr. Miller was born on July 22, 1935, in Brownstown, the son of Carl Fredrick and Alice Leona (Gurtner) Miller. He married Marilyn Joan Greer on June 17, 1956, in Brownstown; she passed away on Aug. 22, 1995.
Robert was a retired engineer for Bucyrus Erie Co. in South Milwaukee, Wis., and Pittsburg, Pa., in various positions, including general manager; president of Sivyer Steel Co. of Bettendorf, Iowa; and value engineering program manager of U.S. Army Industrial Engineering Activity in Rock Island, retiring in 1997. He received his bachelor's degree from Eastern Illinois University in 1956 and his value engineering diploma from the University of Wisconsin in 1991. He was a member of Christ United Methodist Church in East Moline, Society of Value Engineers and American Foundrymen's Society. He was awarded the Westover Lifetime Achievement Award from the American Foundrymen's Society in 1991.
He is survived by his sons, Barry L. Miller and his wife Melody of Alpharetta, Ga., and Kevin D. Miller and his wife Carol of Tehachapi, Calif.; granddaughter, Nicole J. Miller; and special friend, Nancy Dost.
He was preceded in death by his parents and wife.
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Miller Funeral Homes - Vandalia
831 N. Fifth St.
Vandalia, IL 62471
(618) 283-3176
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Published in The Leader-Union from June 20 to June 28, 2017
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