Eugene Miller, 82

Eugene L. Miller, age 82, of Sturgis, passed away late Tuesday evening, Nov. 10, 2009, at Thurston Woods Village in Sturgis.

He was born June 26, 1927, in Sturgis, a son of the late Elmer and Elsie (Bush) Miller.

Gene was a lifelong resident of Sturgis. He married Virginia Ankney in LaGrange, Ind. She died March 13, 2001.

All of his working life was with Sturgis Newport Business Forms.

He was a member of the Sturgis Christian Fellowship Center and Loyal Order of Moose #574.

He is survived by two daughters, Rebecca McAlister of White Pigeon and Kathleen Miller of Sturgis; a son, Phillip Miller of Shipshewana, Ind.; three grandchildren, Aaron, Derrick and Samantha; three great-grandchildren, Dominick, Kaydin and Jaice; a sister, Florence Flowers of Burr Oak; two brothers, Robert Miller and Kenneth Miller, both of Burr Oak; and several nieces and nephews.

He was preceded in death by his parents; his wife; and several brothers.

The family will receive friends from 6-8 p.m. Friday at the Hackman Family Funeral Homes Hackman Chapel, Sturgis. Funeral services celebrating the life of Eugene L. Miller will be held at 1 p.m. Saturday at the funeral home. The Rev. Glenn Middleton of the Christian Fellowship Center in Sturgis will officiate. A graveside committal will follow the service at the Burr Oak Cemetery in Burr Oak.

Memorial donations would be appreciated to the family c/o: Rebecca McAlister, 19947 East U.S. 12, White Pigeon, MI 49099.

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