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Mr. Jerry D. Miller, age 68, of Clifford Lake, Stanton, passed away Monday afternoon, July 31, 2006 at Gratiot Medical Center, Alma. The son of William & Ivah (Benton) Miller, he was born on April 13, 1938 at the family home on Fitzner Road. After graduating from Stanton Rural Agricultural School, Jerry served with the U.S. Navy. On Dec. 29, 1957, in Stanton, he married Patricia A. Hansen. Jerry worked as a tool and die maker at both Belding Tool & Die and Greenville Tool & Die. He then owned G&N Equipment in Grand Rapids, until founding J.D.s Sawmill, which he owned and operated for 22 years.

In Stanton he was a member of the First Congregational Church and American Legion Post No. 452, and in Greenville was a long time member of the Greenville Masonic Lodge No. 96 F&AM. Besides spending time with his family and friends, Jerry found pleasure in fishing and hunting.

He was preceded in death by his parents; a half-brother, Ernest Sixbury; and three half-sisters, Alice Cairl, Vonnie Houghteling, and Gladys Aldridge.

Surviving are his wife of 48 years, Patricia Miller of Clifford Lake; their children, Scott & Barbara Miller, Mark Miller, all of Sidney, Angela Nalett of Stanton; a brother, William Miller and Katherine Smith of Sidney; six grandchildren, Carlton, Brandon, and Brianna Miller, Daniel Jay D.J. and Serena Miller, and Katlin Nalett; his mother-in-law, Virginia Hansen-Gerberry of Stanton; siblings-in-law, Phyllis & Warren Wells of Stanton, and Lloyd & Judy Hansen of Williamsburg, Virginia; many, many nieces, nephews, great nieces, and great nephews; and a host of friends.

Funeral services, with Masonic rites, will be held at 11:00 a.m. on Thursday, Aug. 3, 2006 at the First Congregational Church, 305 N. Camburn Street, Stanton, with Pastor Jamey Nichols officiating. Following the luncheon, burial will take place at East Montcalm Cemetery, Greenville, with military honors rendered by American Legion Post No. 452. Visitation is Wednesday from 1-3 and 6-9 p.m. at the Brown-Teman & Christiansen Funeral Home, 511 S. Franklin Street, Greenville.

Envelopes for memorial contributions to the First Congregational Church will be available at the funeral home. To send a message of sympathy to the family or to sign Jerrys online guest book, please click the “Sign Guest Book” link above.


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