Verland Miller, 90

Verland K. Miller, 90, of Constantine, died Friday, June 4, 2010, at his home following an extended illness.

He was born Dec. 26, 1919, in Jones, Mich., a son to Virgil D. and Frances L. (Welburn) Miller.

He was a Constantine resident since 1983, coming from Rockford, Mich.

On Aug. 8, 1942, he married Betty Jean Hyde in Clark Lake, Mich. She died Aug. 6, 1994.

Verland was employed in the printing business at Sturgis Business Forms, later National Carbon Coated Paper Company, for 18 years. He owned Verland K. Miller Amoco Company in Rockford, Mich., and retired in 1983.

He was a member of Wheaton Post #76 American Legion of Carol Stream, Ill., where he was a 21-year member. He enjoyed camping and playing his banjo in the the blue grass band, Down Yonders.

Surviving are his loving companion, Jan Johnson of Constantine; daughter, Verla Jean (Kip) Yoder of Kalamazoo; son, Deldon D. (Carol) Miller of Carol Stream, Ill.; six grandchildren, Shawn (Vicki) Machan, Bonnie (Chad) Meske, Jerry (Heather) Miller, Travis (Rhonda) Machan, Michael (Nicolle) Miller and Quinn Machan; 13 great-grandchildren; three sisters, Oma (Wallace) Bowen of LaGrange, Ind., Zayda Wolf of Constantine and Ideana (Clarence) Yoder of Millersburg, Ind.; brother, Sharron (Frances) Miller of White Pigeon; several neices and nephews. He was preceded in death by his parents and a sister, Vivian Shirley Miller.

Relatives and friends may call from 4-8 p.m. Wednesday at the Farrand Funeral Home of White Pigeon, where service are at 11 a.m. Thursday with Pastor Marilyn Schlimgen of the First Congregational Church of Constantine officiating. Burial will be in White Pigeon Township Cemetery.

Memorial donations may be made to the American Heart Association or the Disabled American Veterans. Envelopes are available at the funeral home.

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