Bernard "Bernie" James Miller, 66, of Frederic, passed away peacefully on May 23, 2017, surrounded by his wife of 48 years and his children.
He was born in Lansing, Michigan, on August 27, 1950, a son of the late Vera (Curtis) and Maynard Miller. Bernie married Marilyn Allen on August 8, 1968, in Lansing.
He was employed by General Motors for 34 years. After retiring, he had his own business called Miller and Associates. Bernie enjoyed spending time with family and friends and being a "Great Papa" to his grandkids. He touched many hearts through his love, compassion, and selflessness. He was a member of St. Mary's Catholic Church, Knights of Columbus, and volunteered at the Michelson Church Monday night dinners.
He is survived by his wife: Marilyn; children: B.J. (Angie) Miller of Bailey, Mich.; Amy (Scott) Kyser of Miss., and Eric Miller of Lansing; grandchildren: Taylor, Steve, Jori, Robert, Kassidy, and Kelsey; brothers and sisters: Pat (Tom) Biergens, John (Judy) Miller, Kay Miller, Kris Kokx, and Jane (Jim) Cyrus. He is also survived by numerous nieces and nephews and mother-in-law: Bernita Allen.
He was preceded in death by his parents; his brother, Mike; grandson, Ty; and father in law, Jack Allen.
Services were held on May 27, 2017.
Family requests in lieu of flowers, consideration be given to memorial contribution in Bernie's memory to AuSable Valley Animal Shelter, Hospice of Michigan, or charity of choice. Condolences may be sent to www.sorensonlockwood.com
Arrangements by Sorenson-Lockwood Funeral Home.