PEORIA - Michael W. Miller, 40, of Peoria died at 7:22 p.m. Sunday, Oct. 16, 2011, at his residence.
He was born in Peoria on May 26, 1971, to Bernard T. and Linda L. Helfter Miller. He married Jennifer E. Babb at St. Joseph Church in Pekin on April 21, 2001. She survives.
Also surviving are two sons, Blake and Aiden Miller at home; his parents, Bernard and Linda Miller; one brother, William (Brenda) Miller of Paxton, Ill.; sister-in-law, Brent and Michelle McKune of Morton; mother-in-law and father-in-law, Ron and Kathy Babb of Marquette Heights; nephews, Scott and Matthew Miller; nieces, Madelyne and Avery McKune and Elisabeth Miller; and grandmother, Jeanne Livengood of Peoria.
Michael was a member of Holy Family Church and a 1990 graduate of Peoria Notre Dame High School.
He worked for Advanced Technology Services in crib inventory at Caterpillar's Tech Center in Mossville.
He was a devoted father, loving husband, son, brother, son-in-law and uncle.
He was an avid Miami Dolphins fan and loved to play Frisbee golf.
Michael cherished every moment he had with his two sons.
A funeral Mass will be at 12 noon Friday, Oct. 21, 2011, at Holy Family Church. Visitation will be from 4 to 7 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 20, at Wright and Salmon Mortuary and one hour prior to services at the church on Friday. Burial will be in St. Mary's Cemetery.
Memorials may be made to the Education Fund for his sons at CEFCU at Sheridan Village.
Tributes and condolences may be submitted to www.wrightandsalmon.com.