Edward J. Miller, 85, of Taylor Road, died at 2 a.m. December 7, 2016, at Four Seasons.
Edward was born August 2, 1931, in North Vernon, the son of Edward Paul and Lucille Hirtzel Miller. He married Joan Klinker September 7, 1953.
A graduate of North Vernon High School and Purdue University, Edward served in the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers during the Korean War and was an employee of Reliance Electric. He was a long-term volunteer for Big Brothers Big Sisters.
Edward was a loving husband, father and grandfather with a passion for handball, racquetball and tennis.
A memorial Mass will be held at noon Saturday, February 18, 2017, at St. Bartholomew Catholic Church with Father Andy Syberg officiating. Calling hours will be from 10 a.m. until time of service that day at the church.
In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to Our Hospice of South Central Indiana or Love Chapel.
Survivors include his wife, Joan; sons, Edward J. (Angela) Miller Jr. of Columbus and Steven E. (Janicee) Miller of Batesville; brothers, Charles “Jug” Miller of North Vernon and Paul (Jackie) Miller of California; sisters, Ann Tallant of North Vernon and Dorine (Terry) May of Cincinnati; grandchildren, Ashley, Anna, Lisa and Evan Miller; and his “little brother,” Logan Thrash.
He was preceded in death by his parents and a brother, Richard “Dick” Miller, all of North Vernon.
Arrangements were entrusted to Jewell-Rittman Family Funeral Home.
You are invited to view his video tribute, light a virtual candle and send a message to the family via the internet.