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Harold Miller


October 31, 1933
April 25, 2017


Harold D. Miller, 83, of Centralia, passed away April 25, 2017 at his home and is now at peace in heaven. He was born the son of Hallie and Ozelma (Emery) Miller on October 31, 1933 in Centralia, IL. He married Rowena Sprehe on November 22, 1952 at Trinity Lutheran Church in Hoffman, Illinois.

Survivors include his loving wife of 64 years, Rowena Miller of Centralia, devoted children Mark Miller and wife Candy, Jeff Miller and wife Amy, Gaye Shaw and husband Roger, beloved grandchildren, Drew Miller and wife Layne, Michelle Simmons, Josh Shaw and Matt Shaw, 4 great grandchildren, 4 great-great-grandchildren, uncle Ellsworth Emery and wife Villa of Centralia, Aunt Genevieve Weaver and several nieces and nephews.

He was preceded in death by his parents, Hallie and Ozelma Miller as well as brother, Marion C. Miller.

As a member of Trinity Lutheran Church he served on the Board of Elders. Harold began his career with the IC Railroad and later became an entrepreneur for the remainder of his life and was most proud of Miller Tire and Centralia Car Center. In his free time, he enjoyed fishing in his pond and gardening. He loved watching his children and grandchildren play sports. Harold treasured every moment of his time with family and friends and will always be remembered as a wonderful husband, father and friend. He had a big heart for stray animals and taking care of them.

Per Harold’s wishes, he will be cremated. Private memorial service will be held. Memorial contributions in Harold’s memory may be made to Trinity Lutheran School, Trinity Lutheran Church, or Humane Society. On-line condolences and memories of Harold may be shared with the family at or on their Facebook page.