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Salem Lutheran Church
Tuesday January 18th, 2022
11:00am - 12:00pm

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Salem Lutheran Church
Tuesday January 18th, 2022

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Sugar Grove Cemetery
Tuesday January 18th, 2022

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Owen "Buzz" Miller Jr.

Owen “Buzz” Miller Jr., age 100, of West Alexandria, OH passed away Saturday, January 8, 2022 at Forest Park Health Campus in Richmond, IN. He was born April 1, 1921 in Brookville, OH to the late Owen and Blanche Miller, Sr. He was a U.S. Army Veteran who served during WWII for six years, serving in the Solomon Islands and Guadalcanal in the South Pacific. He was former co-owner of Roselius Insurance Agency for many years. He was a member of the Salem Lutheran Church in West Alexandria; was a member of James E. Ryan American Legion Post #322; was a member of King Hiram Masonic Lodge #88, West Alexandria; and was a member of the Elks Lodge in Richmond. He also sang in the Sons of Songs and the Four Kings Quartets, singing and traveling professionally for five years. He was an avid golfer and enjoyed working in the yard. In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his wife Marietta "Kit" Miller; and 10 brothers and sisters. He is survived by his son Phil Miller of West Alexandria; daughter Pam (Jeff) Shimp of New Lebanon; daughter Kathryn (Gary) Baker of New Lebanon; son Doug (Cindy) Miller of Eaton; 12 grandchildren; 16 great grandchildren; one great great grandson; and numerous nieces and nephews. Visitation will be held on Tuesday, January 18, 2022 from 11:00 am until time of funeral service at 12:00 noon at the Salem Lutheran Church, 70 East Dayton Street, West Alexandria, OH with Pastor Dan Mershon officiating. Burial will follow at Sugar Grove Cemetery in West Alexandria with military honors provided by the US Army and James E. Ryan American Legion Post #322. Memorial contributions may be sent to the Wounded Warrior Project. Gard Funeral Home (formerly Lindloff-Zimmerman), West Alexandria is assisting with arrangements. Online Condolences may be sent by visiting www.gardfuneralhome.com.

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How lucky we were to know him. Such beautiful photos, such a beautiful family. Much love to you all.

Teresa and Jon Giehl Jan 22 2022 11:16 AM

A lifetime of joy having known both Buz and Kit at Salem and at the Tea Room and knowing their children and their families. Our sincere sympathy to all , he will be greatly missed, but we will enjoy the memories.

Jerry and Ann Cooper Jan 13 2022 1:34 PM

A candle was lit in memory of Owen "Buzz" Miller Jr.

Jerry & Ann Cooper Jan 13 2022 1:26 PM

A candle was lit in memory of Owen "Buzz" Miller Jr.

Nancy Herbst Thomas Jan 12 2022 9:49 PM

My sincerest condolences to the family and friends of Mr. Miller. May God be with you as you enter this next phase of your lives.

Dr. Jeff Studebaker Jan 12 2022 7:53 PM

Buzz always talked to us when ever he saw us. Our prayers and sympathy is with all the family.

Mike and Judy McGinnis Jan 12 2022 3:27 PM

We send our love and support to the Miller family as you honor Buzz. May you have comfort remembering all the good times with Buzz, singing and laughing. He was always so kind and positive, and never seemed to age. He reminds me so much like my Grandpa Howard Miller. With sincere condolences,

Gene and Debbie Miller Jan 11 2022 8:47 PM

A candle was lit in memory of Owen "Buzz" Miller Jr.

Debbie & David Marker Jan 11 2022 5:35 PM

My thoughts and prayers are with you all. Buz and Kit will always be a part of my heart. I loved them both and feel honored to have been able to serve them at The Eaton Place.

Jan Koeller Jan 11 2022 3:57 PM

Our deepest sympathy to the entire family. What a wonderful life he had.

Dave and Brenda sizemore Jan 11 2022 12:28 PM

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