BLOOMINGTON, Ill. — Louis J. Miller, 96, Bloomington, Ill., died on Dec. 8 at Martin Health Care Center in Bloomington, Ill. Born Aug. 26, 1915, in Albert, he was the son of Conrad and Anna Reints Miller. On July 29, 1940, he married Lorene K. Tesch in St. Louis, Mo., and she survives. Louis was a master carpenter and craftsman. He owned Miller Cabinet Shop for 35 years, retiring at age 72.
Mr. Miller was a member of the Trinity Lutheran Church. He served on the school board and as an elder. He founded the Church Worker’s Scholarship Fund. He was a member of the Carpenter’s Union for 70 years.
Survivors include his wife, Lorene; five children, Norman Miller, of Tomball, Texas, Nancy Kolb, of Texarkana, Texas, Betty Stinnett, of Lodi, Calif., Dale Miller, of Bellevue, Neb., and Judy Glenn, of Bloomington, Ill.; one brother, John Miller, of Albert; nine grandchildren; and nine great-grandsons. He was preceded in death by five brothers, Abby, Eddie, Martin, Eilt and Carl, all of Kansas; and one sister, Tina Marshall of Flanagan, Ill.
Funeral services were held on Friday at Trinity Lutheran Church in Bloomington, Ill., with the Rev. Dr. Barry Kolb and the Rev. Thomas Wirsing officiating. Interment was held at Evergreen Memorial Cemetery in Bloomington, Ill. In lieu of flowers, memorials are suggested to Trinity Lutheran School or to the Alzheimer’s Association in Louis’s name are respectfully requested.
Funeral arrangements provided by
Kibler-Brady-Ruestman Memorial Home Bloomington
1104 N. Main St.
Bloomington, IL 61701
Great Bend (Kan.) Tribune. Dec. 20, 2011