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Nelda Miller, age 89 of Gowen, passed away Tuesday, March 31, 2015 at Spectrum Health Rehab & Nursing Center – United Hospital.  The daughter of Theo and Liddie (Opper)   Swartz she was born March 28, 1926 at Turk Lake.  On June 22, 1946, in Greenville, she married Ernest G. Miller, Sr. who preceded her in death on October 6, 1999.

She was also preceded in death by her parents; five brothers; four sisters;  a grandson, Ernest G. Miller III.; and several  brothers-in-law and sisters-in-law.

A devoted wife and mother, she raised seven children of her own and also helped with about twenty of the neighborhood children as well.  The Miller's were always glad to set another place at the table.  Over the years, Nelda enjoyed knitting, crocheting, cooking, baking, and gardening and had been a member of the Gowen Birthday Club… however her greatest joy was in time spent with her grandchildren.

Surviving are her children, Ernest G. Jr. & Mary Miller of Gowen, Linda (Borstler) & Ron Klunder of Gowen, Mike & Sharon Miller of Cedar Springs, Marcia & Rick Jeffrey of Sheridan, Pam & Clarence Strecker of Greenville, Sharon & Herman Collin of Gowen, Brenda & Bryan Sowles of Greenville; sixteen grandchildren; thirty-two great grandchildren, with the 33rd on the way; and one great-great grandson;  and many, many nieces, nephews, cousins, and friends.

Visitation is from 5-8 p.m. on Friday  at Christiansen Cremation & Funeral Care, 511 S. Franklin Street, Greenville where funeral services will be held at 1:00 p.m. on Saturday.  The Rev. Tommy D. Turner, Jr., pastor of Jesus Non-Denominational Church, will officiate and burial will take place privately at East Montcalm Cemetery. 

Envelopes for memorial contributions to either Hospice of Michigan or the American Heart Association will be available at the funeral home.  To send a message of sympathy to the family, share a favorite memory, or to sign Nelda's online guest book, please visit:


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  1. joanne withey on April 10, 2015 at 12:00 am

    I had the pleasure to meet…Grandma Nelda,at Twin Oaks, Retirement home…..she was a wonderful person….Some days she would share her recipies..with me….Shes another angel up there…looking down on her family….god bless her family…We still have your memory at Twin Oaks,that will always be there Grandma Nelda… May you shine,on where you are… Your truly missed..

  2. Pam Strecker on April 13, 2015 at 12:00 am

  3. rebecca foley on April 18, 2015 at 12:00 am

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