Hugh Miller


Hugh J. Miller, 86, Greensburg, passed away on Wednesday, August 31, 2016, at Aspen Place Health Campus in Greensburg.

Born November 2, 1929, in Belleville, Illinois, he was the son of Hugh and Mary (Cange) Miller.

Hugh served four years in the Navy. He worked at Crown Zellerbach/PrintPak/Georgia Pacific for 40 years.

Hugh was an outstanding civic-minded citizen of Greensburg. He served as a County Councilman at Large for 16 years, held many offices on a number of committees and served on various boards to promote the good and betterment of Greensburg and Decatur County. He made deliveries at Christmas time for the Cheer Fund for several years and was a 50-year member and Past Grand Knight of the Knights of Columbus.

Hugh was an active parishioner of St. Mary’s Catholic Church where he served as a lector.

He enjoyed golfing, working around his farm, spending time with his grandchildren and great-grandchildren.

He was married to Rosanne Frascone on February 20, 1954, and she survives.

He is also survived by a daughter, Kathy (Greg) Pataky; son-in-law, Dave Cherry; grandchildren, Mike Colson, Jennifer (Justin) Colson, Jenny (Ryan) Burkhart, Jessica (Bart) Cherry and Stephanie (Doug) Volk; great-grandchildren, Jada, Layne and Ashton Lee, Nolan and Maggie Burkhart, Mariah and Rosie Volk; and numerous nieces and nephews.

He was preceded in death by his parents; a daughter, Colleen (Miller) Cherry; one sister; and one brother.

Hugh/dad/grandpa uncle/cousin/friend will be missed by all who knew him.

Family and friends will gather at 3:30 p.m. on Tuesday at St. Mary’s Catholic Church to pray the Rosary. Visitation will follow until 8 p.m. at the church.

Funeral services will be held at 11 a.m. on Wednesday, September 7, 2016, at St. Mary’s Catholic Church in Greensburg with the Rev. John Meyer officiating.

Interment with military graveside services will be held at St. Mary’s Catholic Cemetery.

In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to the St. Mary’s Building Fund, Our Hospice, or the Cheer Fund.

Porter-Oliger-Pearson Funeral Home has been entrusted with the arrangements.

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