The Obit For Ham Miller

Herman A. "Ham" Miller

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 Fred Miller.

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 1992.

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.