Sherwood Miller
Shalom Memorial Funeral Home - Arlington Heights
1700 W. Rand Road
Arlington Heights, IL
Sherwood (Woody) D. Miller, age 81, beloved husband of Florence, nee Sherman for 55 wonderful years. Devoted father of Karen (David) Royko, Alyson (Robert) Feiger, Jordan (Amy) Miller and Gregg (Holly) Miller. Proud and loving Grandpa Woody of Adam and Megan Miller, Sarah and Lily Feiger, Jake and Ben Royko and Seth and Ivy Miller. Dearest brother of Merrill (the late Yaffa) Miller and the late Kerry Miller. Dear uncle and friend to many. Services Monday 1:30 PM at Moriah Congregation, 200 Taub Dr., Deerfield, IL 60015. Interment Shalom Memorial Park. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to Moriah Congregation or to benefit Sherwood's autistic grandson, the Benjamin F. Royko Trust, in care of Raymond James and Associates, Inc., 550 W. Washington Blvd., Suite 1050, Chicago, IL 60661. For information and to leave tributes and condolences (847) 255-3520 or

Published by Chicago Tribune from Sep. 5 to Sep. 7, 2014.
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200 Taub Dr., Deerfield, IL
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Dear Miller Family,

Woody will always have a special place in my heart as he was the one who introduced me to my wife 34 years ago. I was his client with Dean Foods at the time and my wife was the sales rep for the photographer where we were doing a photo shoot. At the end of a very long day, he played matchmaker when he found out that Sandie recently became "available" and he feared I was destined to be a life long bachelor. He invited us to join him at a Blackhawks game that night and rest is history. We've been married 32 years, have 3 children and we hope he enjoyed the holiday cards we sent him faithfully every year. I'll never forget all the great years working with Woody and Roy Koeckritz at Keebler in the 80's and 90's. My only regret is that I just found out today about his passing as I wish I could have come to pay my respects personally. God bless him and the entire Miller family.

Jim & Sandie Bobus
Palatine, IL
October 1, 2014
Dear Woody,
It was such a pleasure to work with you and with PGM while at Keebler and Quintessence. The work seems long ago but the memories of dinners and Blackhawks games will remain. I get chills when I think of seeing the Cup, with Jordy. More, I remember your joy of life and your generosity of spirit. What a kind and warm person. Condolences to the family and rest in peace.
Sharon Keld
September 22, 2014
Dear Florence, Alyson, Jordan, Karen, Gregg and all of your spouses and children........Michael, Jennafer, Tracy and I are so saddened by your great loss, and our hearts go out to you at this time. I remember his loyalty to his loved ones, very corny jokes, positive outlook, enthusiasm for life and passionate love and dedication to his beloved wife and kids. He did such a wonderful job of making life good for everyone that he cared about. May he be blessed with eternal peace........Susan
September 18, 2014
I worked with Woody for many years at PGM, and met my wife while there as well. So many great memories, visits to Tucson and when he'd return to Chicago for great lunches. Miss you Woody, and many blessings to Florence and all the family.
Francis, Mary and Tom Shimandle
Francis Shimandle
September 10, 2014
To the Miller Family: I considered Woody a very Dear friend. It was my pleasure to know him for so many years. Such a kind and wonderful person, so thoughtful. The common connection was hockey, of course, and to befriend someone like me who was involved with a rival hockey program was special. I will never forget him. MAY HIS MEMORY BE ETERNAL.

Chris Coury
St. Clair Shores, MI
September 8, 2014
Dear Miller Family,
It has been my great joy to have sat next to the Mayor for four years in divison (home room) at Von
and been a friend Of Woody for over 60 years.
My wife has also enjoyed your family friendship for 57 years'
We are so sorry for you loss
Ilene and Jerry Kaplan
September 7, 2014
My favorite saying was always
When in Tucson we had many fun days together with the Monday and Friday breakfast group at the Egg Connection and on Tuesday for lunch at Subway.
Woody, even though you are gone from us physically, we know spiritually you always be with us.
Allen Berns
September 6, 2014
Vito and I want to say how sorry we are to hear the sad news about our friend Woody. What a genuinely nice guy, so warm and fuzzy and happy. We will miss him. Marianne and Vito Pinello
September 6, 2014
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