Dean J. Miller

Died April 20, 2017


Dean J. Miller, 69, of Fairview passed away at St. Mary’s Hospital in Saginaw on Thursday, April 20, 2017.

Dean was born in Wauseon, Ohio, on June 4, 1947, to Earl and Audrey (Croninger) Miller. He moved to Fairview at the age of 6. Dean married Ardis Troyer on Feb. 17, 1973, in Fairview. Dean worked as a heavy equipment operator for the Oscoda County Road Commission, retiring five years ago. He was a member of the Fairview Mennonite Church and was active in the relief sale for many years. He enjoyed woodworking, fishing and reading.

Dean is survived by his wife, Ardis Miller of Fairview; his children, Brandon Miller of Raleigh, N.C., and Tonia (Jason) Kaczmarek of Monroe; his sister, Earlene Smith of Georgia; his brothers, Mark (Roseanne) Miller of Fairview and James (Andrea) Miller of Bronx, N.Y.; two grandchildren, Quinten and Makenna; and many nieces and nephews.

He was preceded in death by his parents; and his brother-in-law, Mike Smith.

Visitation will be held Tuesday, April 25, 2017, from 4 -8 p.m. at the Lashley Funeral Home, Mio; and also Wednesday, April 26, from 10 a.m. until funeral services at 11 a.m. at the Fairview Mennonite Church with Pastor David Price officiating. Interment will follow the services at Fairview Cemetery.

These arrangements were handled by Lashley Funeral Home, Mio.


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