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January 28, 2013

Merrill D. Miller Sr., 78, Milton

MILTON — Merrill D. Miller Sr., 78, of Milton, went to be with our loving Lord on Sunday, Jan. 27, 2013, at Evangelical Community Hospital, Lewisburg.

He was born June 15, 1934, in Milton, a son of the late William C. and Emma (Cambell) Miller. On Feb. 17, 1958, he married the former Shirley M. Hauck, and they celebrated 32 years of marriage before her death on Sept. 28, 1990.

Merrill served during the Korean War from July 26, 1954, to June 5, 1956, as a private first class in the Army.

He was employed by Shippers Car Line, a division of ACF, and retired in 1985 after 20-plus years. He then went on to work for Brownies Gulf, all the while working as a part-time associate for the Dale E. Ranck Funeral Service for more than 40 years.

He was a member of Christ Evangelical Lutheran Church, Milton, a member of the Milton Moose, Milton American Legion Post 71 and Montour Delong Fair Association and a life member of the Milton Volunteer Fire Department and Ambulance Association and Shimmer Volunteer Fire Department. Merrill enjoyed Penn State football games and supporting the local Milton sporting teams, whether they were winning or losing.

He is survived by two sons and daughters-in-law, William C. “Bill” and Annette I. Miller, of Milton, and Merrill D. “Bud” Jr. and Carol Miller, of Hummelstown; one daughter and son-in-law, Lucille A. “Lucy” and Scott H. Gessner, of Mifflinburg; seven grandchildren, Chris, Ashley, Brant, Talayna and Karsch Miller and Jeffery and Jamie Gessner; one great-grandchild, Ian Miller; and two sisters and one brother-in-law, Nancy and Joseph Nickey, of Lewisburg, and Joan Smith, of York.

He was preceded in death by one brother, Bobby Miller, and seven sisters, Mary Miller, Florence Miller, Betty Miller, Edna Morgan, Rachel Meseroski, Jean Pick and Louise Kriner.

A public viewing will be held from 6 to 8 p.m. Thursday and 10 to 11 a.m. Friday, followed by the funeral at 11, at the Dale E. Ranck Funeral Service, 125 N. Front St., Milton, with Pastor John E. Lee officiating.

Burial will take place at the convenience of the family.

In lieu of flowers, contributions in Merrill’s memory may be made to the Montour Delong Fair Association, Attn: Ruth Marr, 4 Roberts Lane, Danville, PA 17821.

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