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Vern Miller

Vern Leroy Miller

Sunday, July 9th, 1944 - Tuesday, December 29th, 2020
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Vern Leroy Miller, 76, passed away Tuesday, December 29, 2020 in Fort Wayne. He was born July 9, 1944 in Fort Wayne to the late Charles Leroy Miller and Helen Katherine Miller (Preston). He attended Bloomingdale Elementary School & then North Side High School graduating in 1962. Vern started working at Hefner Chevrolet at the age 15, then Johnnie's on the North Side campus. He went to school & became a X-ray technician at Parkview before finding the U.A.W. & becoming a 37 year lifer for Harvester. It was there he built Scouts, semis, & school busses, he loved them all. During the closing of Harvester he returned to Parkview for a few years, then returned to Navistar in Springfield, OH. Vern served his country as a member of the US Army Reserves. He had a love for motorsports that grew from his drag racing experiences, having owned several 57’s. Vern is survived by his wife, Nancy Miller (Lytle) of Fort Wayne; and sons, Nicholas Miller and Anthony Miller. He was also preceded in death by his half-brother, Robert "Bob" Murphy. A celebration of life will be held at a later date. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to Wounded Warrior Project or Fort Wayne Turners. To sign the online guestbook, go to www.fairhavenfortwayne.com
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Bill Honor

Posted at 02:25pm
This is indeed a sad time . Vern who I worked along side of at Parkview Hospital for many years always put a smile on my face. He never took the hospital bs very serious and always made each day interesting. He was so much into race car and rock and roll facts. And couldn’t wait to get back to Harvester so he could retire. I hope to God retirement was all he had hoped it would be for he sure looked forward to it . Now Vern has crossed over to the other side and maybe Saint Peter met him at the pearly gates with a nice race car to drive in the internal clouds of heaven. You will always be remembered Vern as a fun coworker, a great father, a friend and most of all a nice person and what better thing can a person be remembered for but how nice he was in life to others. That’s what really matters the great thoughts people will have to keep of him in their minds and hearts forever. God Bless you and I know you made it as a winner to the finish line
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Anthony Miller Posted at 07:43pm

Thanks Bill for the Awesome word's about my Pop's!
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Tony Miller

Posted at 10:26am
Soooo many memories...
Sad we can't make anymore
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Anthony Miller

Posted at 07:38pm
Pop's life will no longer be the same... I know you did the best you knew how. Thanks for all you did do!
Sorry I wasn't able to do more for you!
I LOVE & MISS YOU DEARLY!!
Anthony
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