Glen Miller

January 15, 1918 - May 8, 2018
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Glen E. Miller, 100, of Strasburg, died peacefully in his sleep with his family by his side on Tuesday, May 8, 2018, while in the care of Community Hospice’s Truman House in New Philadelphia.

Born in Mt. Vernon, Ohio, on January 15, 1918, Glen was the son of the late Ethel Miller and Ralph Miller. He was also prec…

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Glen E. Miller, 100, of Strasburg, died peacefully in his sleep with his family by his side on Tuesday, May 8, 2018, while in the care of Community Hospice’s Truman House in New Philadelphia.

Born in Mt. Vernon, Ohio, on January 15, 1918, Glen was the son of the late Ethel Miller and Ralph Miller. He was also preceded in death by his wife Gertrude Miller after 54 years of marriage, four brothers Louis, Arthur, Kenneth, and Fred Miller, his step-daughter Nancy Ferenbaugh and grandson Daniel Ferenbaugh.

Glen was passionate about all makes of cars (classic and new), history, travel, current events and good food, especially pie. He served proudly in the U.S. Army where he was promoted to technical sergeant. He landed on D-Day at Lingayen Gulf, where he participated in the drive that liberated Manila as a member of the 140th Field Artillery Battalion of the famed 37th Division. He served on Guadalcanal, before moving into action for the Bougainville campaign of the Solomon Islands. He was awarded Battle Stars for both the Solomon and the Philippine campaigns. He retired from the Mount Vernon Material Division of Cooper Bessemer in 1981 and then moved to Largo, Florida, later returning to Dover, Ohio in 1999 to be closer to family. He spent countless hours talking to his grandchildren and all who were interested about the war along with the many changes he had witnessed throughout his 100 years of life.

Glen will forever be remembered for his ability to tell stories and his sweet spirit. He was adored by all who met him. He enjoyed life and his time with family. He leaves behind his daughter Lark (Steven) James of St. Augustine, FL, and daughter Kathy (Michael) Sleutz of Strasburg, grandchildren Kate (Timothy) Hughes of Winston-Salem, NC, Justin (Jamie) Sleutz of Colerain, OH, Brandy (Sean) Daswani of Marietta, GA, and Anthony (Courtney) James of Atlanta, GA, and Greg Ferenbaugh of Danville, OH, along with six great- grandchildren. He will be deeply missed.

The family will greet guests on Friday, May 11, from 10:00 – 11:00 AM in the Dover Alliance Church, 228 E. 3rd St., Dover, Ohio where Pastor Rick Rose will lead a celebration of Glen’s life at 11:00 AM. Following the service, all are invited to join the family for food and fellowship at Rosalie’s, Glen’s favorite restaurant! A private graveside inurnment will take place at Dover Burial Park at a later date.

Instead of flowers, the family suggests memorial contributions be directed to Community Hospice, 716 Commercial Avenue SW, New Philadelphia, OH 44663.

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Service Information

Visitation Information

Date: Friday, May 11, 2018

Time: 10:00 am

End Time: 11:00 am

Dover Alliance Church

Address:

228 E 3rd Street, DOVER, OH, 44622

Service Information

Date: Friday, May 11, 2018

Time: 11:00 am

Dover Alliance Church

Address:

228 E 3rd Street, DOVER, OH, 44622

Cemetery Information

Dover Burial Park

Address:

N Wooster Avenue, DOVER, OH, 44622

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A private graveside inurnment will take place at a later date.


Reception Information

Date: Friday, May 11, 2018

Rosalie's Restaurant

Address:

989 N. Wooster Ave.
Strasburg, OH 44680

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Following the service, all are invited to join the family for food and fellowship at Rosalie’s, Glen’s favorite restaurant!


Donation Information

Community Hospice

716 Commercial Ave. SW
New Philadelphia, Ohio 44663
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Born: January 15, 1918
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Condolences for Glen Miller

Geib Funeral Home & Crematory

On behalf of the Geib Family and Staff, we offer our most sincere sympathy for your loss. We are honored to have been called upon to serve your family.

 

Janice Yager posted on 5/11/18

What a wonderful man. Even though I never met him I know because I know his daughter. Kathy, I know how you are feeling his loss.. I loved how you always took something special back to your dad when we retired teachers went out to lunch. You are a loving daughter who took fantastic care of your dad for a long time helping to make his long life a happy one.. Love and Blessings, Janice

 

Karen Welch posted on 5/10/18

So sorry to hear about your Dad. Thinking about your family at this difficult time. May your wonderful memories comfort you!

 

Cheryl J Skinner, WV Patriot Guard posted on 5/10/18

May the love of God surround you and your family during this difficult time, May you come to know that the love of God is with you always, May your memories of Glenn E. Miller, give you peace, comfort and strength… Rest now in the arms of our Lord your mission on earth is complete. I thank you for your service to our Country and my Freedom. You will not be forgotten.. My thoughts and prayers to the family of …. US Army Veteran, Glenn E. Miller, is “A True American Hero” God Bless† † Greater love hath no man than this, that a man lay down his life for his friends. John 15:13 †

 

Linda Schneider posted on 5/10/18

Such a sweet, kind, beautiful spirit. He is one of God's own and is now with him. The earth was a better place because of him. Blessings to the family and prayers for the sorrow of missing him.

 

Marsha Tacy posted on 5/9/18

Glenn was a very special man ! He was the best lunch buddy ever. We had many interesting talks. Love him like my own . Missing him already! Thank You Kathy for including me in his life ,

 

Brad Rippel posted on 5/9/18

I only had the opportunity to visit with your Dad a few times, but that's all it took to know that he was a very special man! Mary Jane and I wish you and your Family nothing but the happiest of memories and a lifetime of smiles as you all continue on this journey called "life". Take care, my friend! Brad

 

Sue Banker posted on 5/9/18

Kathy and Family, Words really can't express my sympathy for your loss. Just know you're all in my thoughts and prayers for strength and peace during this trying time. I'm also sorry that I'm not going to be able to be there for any services, as we're out of state on vacation. Know that I'm thinking about you. Hugs to you Kathy!!! Love, Sue

 

Tina Slutz posted on 5/9/18

Kathy, Every time we met your Dad he was always so nice and had a smile on his face. Rest In Peace.

 

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