Alvin Vincent "Al" Miller
1955 - 2021
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ALVIN VINCENT "AL" MILLER Swisher Alvin Vincent "Al" Miller passed away unexpectedly on April 6, 2021.Visitation will begin at 1 p.m. Sunday, April 11, 2021, Murdoch-Linwood Funeral Home & Cremation Service, 520 Wilson Ave. SW, Cedar Rapids, Iowa, with a memorial service to follow at 1:30 p.m. at the funeral home. All guests are respectfully requested to wear a mask and practice social distancing. A livestream of the service may be accessed on the funeral home website tribute page for Al, under "photos and videos or media," starting at 1:30 p.m. on Sunday, April 11. Al was born on June 23, 1955, in Lafayette, Ind., to Ramon and Lois Miller. He grew up in Oxford, Ind., and graduated from Benton Central High School. After graduation, Al married his high school sweetheart, Marcia James Miller, in 1973, and enjoyed 48 years together raising three children and five grandchildren. Al's first "job" was to serve his country in the United States Air Force in Communications as an Electronics Technician with top secret clearance, stationed in London, England. He then continued his education attending the School of Engineering at Purdue University and received a Bachelor of Science in Electrical Engineering. Al raised his family in Galesburg, Ill. He spent the majority of his career working on electronic monitoring systems on refrigerators employed by Admiral, which eventually became Whirlpool. Al finished his career as the Manager of Advance Design Engineer. Al and Marcia moved to Swisher, Iowa, in 2001. After semi-retiring, Al worked part-time for Classic Tax & Accounting, retiring in 2020. Al also worked at the voting polls and acted as the Precinct Election Official Chairperson the last few years. Al was an avid Purdue fan, reader, enjoyed cooking and traveling, and was most happy when spending time with his family on the lake boating. He was so proud of his children, Jennifer Hughs (Chad), Kristina Miller and Douglas Miller (Abby); and his grandchildren, Cora Hughs, Jacob Hughs, Nathaniel Foster, Nikolas Foster and Hannah Johnson. Al is survived by his parents, Ramon and Lois Miller; wife, Marcia Miller; siblings, David Miller (Cindy), Sun Lakes, Ariz., Ramona Lawson (Wynn) West Lafayette, Ind., and Angela Dimmich West Lafayette, Ind.; and many nieces and nephews. He was treasured and loved by his family and will be missed dearly. A memorial service also will be held in Oxford, Ind., on Saturday, April 17, at 2 p.m. at the Oxford Federated Church at 103 S Fifth St., Oxford, IN 47971. Contributions in his name to be made to Marcia Miller and will be forwarded to The Purdue Foundation for Life. Please share a memory of Al at under obituaries.

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Published in The Gazette on Apr. 10, 2021.
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