Herman A. "Ham"
Published in Lansing
State Journal on April 22, 2010
Herman A. "Ham"
Miller Pentwater Ham Miller, formerly of Lansing, died on April 20, 2010
at the age of 83. He was born in Fowler, MI to Edith (Feldpausch) and
After high school, he joined the U.S. Navy serving from 1945 to 1946.
He played pitcher for the Duluth Dukes and the Winston-Salem Cardinals
minor league baseball teams from 1947 to 1949.
He married Kathleen Platte in 1949 and raised nine children in Lansing,
MI. He worked as a carpenter on many projects for general contractors
in Lansing and then worked for Michigan State University, retiring in
Ham moved from Lansing to Pentwater, MI and enjoyed his summers there
and winters at Ocean Resorts in Ft. Pierce, FL.
Mr. Miller was preceded in death by his son Fred H. Miller. He is survived
by his wife of 60 years, Kathleen, sons Charles (Kay) Miller, Thomas Miller,
Glenn (Joan) Miller, Keith (Julie) Miller, daughters Linda (Donald) Chaffee,
Edith (Allan) Smith, Janet (Charles) Strahan, Kay (Dan) Salyer and 25
grandchildren and eight great-grandchildren.
He is also survived by his sisters Gertrude Schueller and Theresa (George)
Fox, and his brother Edmund (Eveline) Miller.
If Herman Miller would have earned a dollar for every person he made laugh,
he would have been the richest man in the world.
The Mass of the Resurrection for Mr. Miller will be offered Friday, April
23 2010 at 11:00 a.m. from St. Joseph Catholic Church, 2380 W. Jackson
Rd., Hart, MI.
Visitation will be Thursday from 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. at the Tate-King Funeral
Home, 2370 N. 72nd Ave., Hart, MI.
Memorial contributions may be given to the Pentwater VFW Post 6017 or
the American Cancer Society.