LIMA — Lyle M. "Bud" Miller passed away on October 18, 2013 at 1:30 am after a courageous three year battle with cancer. Bud was born on November 6, 1933, in Lima to Harold F. Miller and Naomi F. Brewer Miller who preceded him in death. On June 25, 1960, he married Sheila N. Glancy Miller and they were married 53 years. Sheila survives in Lima. He was a wonderful husband, great dad and fantastic grandfather.
Bud worked at Crane Plumbing and Heating as a heating specialist and retired from Moulton Gas Service in sales. He was a 1951 graduate of Central High School. Bud served in the Army in Germany from 1956-58. He was an E5 with the 5th battalion, Company E, 8th Division. He was in the reserves for four more years.
Bud built their two homes. He felt a special calling to help with the building of Habitat for Humanity Houses where he helped with the heating and plumbing. He was a volunteer at Lima Memorial Health Systems. He was a life member of the Lima Elks and a charter member of Sunrise Sertoma and served as its President. He was President of the Bath Music Association and a life member of the NRA. Bud was an active member of St. Luke's Lutheran Church and served on Church Council. He was also involved within his church as a youth advisor, Bible School teacher, and choir member. He also helped with the church Stewardship Drives and served as chairman of the Building Committee.
He enjoyed times with the family at their summer home in Coldwater, Michigan and since retiring, wintering in Venice, Florida. He also enjoyed hunting and carving.
The family wishes to thank Dr. Henry Gerad, Dr. Ken Stanley and their entire staff for their loving care. Special thanks to St. Rita's hospice, especially Charles.
Also surviving are two daughters, Marcy (Brian) Reeves and Mindy (Steve) Wise and seven grandchildren, Eric S. Wise, Marla K. Metzger, Matthew B. Wise, Jared E. Metzger, Kyle D. Wise, Lexi and Brianna Reeves. Two future grandchildren, Victoria Albertson and Cory Saffle. He is also survived by sisters-in-law and brothers-in-law Joyce and Richard Cira, Connie and William Glancy, and Diana Miller and many special nieces and nephews and loyal friends.
Bud was preceded in death by his sister and brother-in-law, Marlene and Robert Gross, and his brother Bruce I. Miller.
Funeral services will be held on Monday, Oct. 21, 2013 at 2:00 p.m., at St. Luke's Lutheran Church, 209 West North Street where friends may call one hour prior to the service. Officiating will be Rev. Michael Hughes. Burial will be at Memorial Park Cemetery. Services will be followed by military rites by the U.S Army and the VFW #1275.
Friends may call from 2:00 to 8:00 p.m. on Sunday Oct. 20, 2013 at CHILES AND LAMAN FUNERAL AND CREMATION SERVIVCES SHAWNEE CHAPEL. Condolences can be expressed at chiles-lamanfh.com. In lieu of flowers memorial contributions may be made to St. Luke's Lutheran Church.