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Thomas Richard "tr" Miller


1938 - 2018 Obituary Condolences
Thomas Richard "tr" Miller Obituary
Thomas "TR" Richard Miller 1938—2018
Thomas "TR" Richard Miller, 80, of Roscoe, IL peacefully rejoined our Lord on Monday, July 9, 2018. Tom was born April 13, 1938, in South Haven, MI. He grew up in Maywood, IL and attended St. James Catholic Grade School and graduated from Proviso East High School. Tom was a veteran of the US Army, serving during years 1957-1963, Specialist Fifth Class, Radar, and was also a decorated 'Sharpshooter (M-1)', stationed in White Sands, NM. After being honorably discharged, he graduated from University of Illinois with a degree in Engineering. He worked for GTE Automatic Electric in the R&D department in Northlake, IL until 1974. He then opened his own MILEX Auto repair business from 1974-1977. Subsequently, he returned to GTE R&D Cellular Transmission department and retired in 1986. He then went to work in the lumber and hardware business with Seigles Home Improvement in Elgin, IL. After moving to Roscoe, IL in 1997, he worked for Hines Lumber in Rockton, IL and Wickes Lumber in Beloit, WI. Tom was an extremely handy man and was always happy to help any neighbor or stranger who asked. Survivors include wife of 31 years, Gale (Janetske) Miller; son, John (Renee) Miller; daughter, Nancy (Matt) Anderson; son, Paul (Ruth) Miller; eight wonderful grandchildren; and many special friends.
Funeral service will be held at 7 p.m. Monday, July 16, 2018, in Honquest Family Funeral Home with Crematory, Roscoe Chapel, 11342 Main Street, Roscoe, with Pastor Dan Herman of The Old Stone Church officiating. A visitation will be held from 5 p.m. until time of service. Inurnment will be held at 3 p.m. July 18, 2018, in Skyline Memorial Park, Monee, IL. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be given to or to the ASPCA. To share a memory or condolence please visit www.honquestfh.com
Published in Rockford Register Star from July 13 to July 15, 2018
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