Obituary of Thomas J. Miller
Thomas “Sawdust” J. Miller, age 81, of Blissfield died on Thursday, April 25, 2019 at his home surrounded by his loving family. Tom was one of eight children, born to Cletus J. and Alice L. (Marvin) Miller on July 12, 1937 in Berkey, Ohio. He was a 1955 graduate of Metamora High School and went on to proudly served his country with the United States Army from 1956 – 1959. Tom was married on January 14, 1961 to his beloved “Stardust” Sharon A. Duncan at Blessed Sacrament in Toledo, OH. She survives. He owned and operated Yankee Home Improvement for many years and worked as a maintenance Supervisor in public housing for the Lucas Metropolitan Housing Authority (LMHA) before retiring. Tom was a faithful member of Light of Christ Catholic Parish, St. Peter the Apostle Catholic Church in Blissfield where he served as a member of the Knights of Columbus and past member of the Church Council. He and his wife, Sharon enjoyed camping and square dancing in earlier years.
In addition to his wife, Sharon, Tom is survived by his three children, daughter, Lisa Culver and her children, Angela (Zack) Pugh, Matthew Nowak, Emily Nowak and their father, Daniel Nowak and Zack Palmer along with his father, Robert Palmer; son, Christopher (Kim) Miller and their children, Noah Miller, Sam Miller, Jarrad (Stevie) Balko, Nathan (Kyah) Balko and Devon Balko; son, John Miller and his children, Austin Miller and Hunter Miller and their mother, Tammie Miller; two brothers, Karl Miller of Alvordton, OH and Floyd “Steve” Miller of OH; two sisters, Rosemary (Ron) Almendinger of Tampa, FL and Janet Foxe of Napoleon, OH; and ten great-grandchildren and numerous nieces and nephews. Tom was preceded in death by his parents, and three brothers, Cletus, Jr., Daniel and Charles Miller.
The funeral liturgy will be offered at 11:00 a.m. on Tuesday, April 30, 2019 at Light of Christ Parish, Blissfield with Fr. Jeff Poll and Fr. Vincent Van Doan co-celebrating. Burial will follow in Pleasant View Cemetery, Blissfield with full military rites conducted by the Blissfield American Legion Post #325. Visitation for Tom will be held on Monday, April 29, 2019 from 2-8 p.m. with a Scripture Service at 7 p.m. at the Anderson-Rudd Funeral Home, Blissfield. Visitation will also take place on Tuesday from 10-10:45 a.m. at Church before the funeral liturgy. You may send online condolences to the family at www.andersonfuneralservices.com. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to St. Jude’s Children’s Research Hospital or to Sharon Miller to be used accordingly. Envelopes are available at the Anderson-Rudd Funeral Home, Blissfield.