Leon Miller Obituary – Cause of Death – Passed Away: Leon Emmanuel Miller, otherwise called “Lee” and “Red,” was brought into the world to Emmanuel and Ottilie (Blum) Miller on Aug. 24, 1931.
He moved on from Benton Harbor High School in 1949. He served in the Korean War from 1952-54, 14 months in North Korea. He was a day to day existence individual from VFW Post 1137, American Legion 568, Papasan-Mamasan, Korean War Veterans of S.W. Michigan.
On Oct. 16, 1954, he wedded Diane Ardys Leitz, a ranch young lady from Sodus, his first love. They commended 59 years of marriage before her dying in 2013. They became glad guardians of five youngsters: Leon A. (Lisa Campbell) of Washington, Mich., Cynthia A. Mill operator, of Newport, R.I., twin little girls: Terri A. Prillwitz (Phillip) of Florida, Sherri A. Mill operator, of St. Joseph, and Beth A. Prillwitz (Rodney), of Eau Claire.
He was utilized at Whirlpool Corp. for a very long time. In the mid ’70s, he and Diane opened Blossomland Fruit Market on M-139 in Benton Harbor, which was open for around 10 years. During that time, he additionally pulled and offered neighborhood produce to the Detroit Eastern Market for a very long time during harvest season until he resigned. After retirement, he and his significant other ventured to every part of the United States and 38 nations of the world. They headed out ordinarily to Germany to see relatives. He appreciated developing blossoms, investigating the family ancestry and, alongside his better half, engaging guests from their many excursions. He frequently could be discovered every day perusing his papers and drinking espresso at McDonald’s or Meijer.
Leon was gone before in death by his folks: Emmanuel and Ottilie Miller; sister, Natalie Anderson (Glenn); sibling, Albert Miller (Lorraine); and a grandson, Lester Young.
He is made due by his kids; sister, Elizabeth Dwan (Edwin); granddaughter, Elyse Miller; grandson, Nathan Miller; and numerous nephews and nieces.
As a serious Lutheran, it was his longing that any commemoration gifts be made to Peace Lutheran Church at 3590 Lincoln Ave., St. Joseph or Michigan Lutheran High School at 615 E. Marquette Woods Road, St. Joseph. Burial service for Leon will be at 11 a.m. Friday, July 9, at Peace Lutheran Church, St. Joseph.