LOUDONVILLE — Ronald L. Miller, 59, of rural Loudonville died Sunday morning, Oct. 17, 2010, in Hospice of North Central Ohio after a courageous 4 1/2-year battle with cancer.
Ron was born April 23, 1951, in Ashland, the son of the late Lincoln and Wilma (Easterday) Miller. He was a life resident of the Loudonville-Perrysville area and a 1969 graduate of Loudonville High School, where he was a member of FFA, senior class vice president, and the 1968 recipient of the Kettering Scholarship.
Ron had been employed for the past 18 years as the feed mill operator for The Loudonville Farmers Equity, and had previously worked at The Flxible Co., Loudonville, as well as Tappan Co., Mansfield.
Ron was a member of Zion Lutheran Church, Loudonville, serving on the property and grounds committee. For over 40 years, he played slow-pitch softball and Ron was an avid fan of The Ohio State University football and basketball programs, the Cleveland Indians, and Loudonville Redbird softball; but his true love was following the Dalton Bulldogs Softball and Junior High Volleyball teams, coached by his daughter. He was a member of the Sons of the American Legion Post 257, and a social member of VFW Post 8586, Perrysville. Ron was an active member of the Zion Relay For Life team for the past five years.
He is survived by his wife, Linda Knoble Miller, whom he married June 16, 1973; his daughter, Jessica M. Miller of Wooster; two brothers, Wayne Miller of Nashville and Doyle (Sonja) Miller of Mansfield; and two sisters, Norene (Dewey) Shaffer of Durant, Okla., and Gloria Miller of Lakeville. He was preceded in death by his parents; one sister, Lola Taylor; and one brother, Dean Ray Miller.
Funeral service will be held Thursday, Oct. 21, at 11 a.m. in Zion Lutheran Church, Loudonville, with Virginia Pflueger officiating. Burial will be in Greenlawn Cemetery, Perrysville. Friends may call Wednesday from 5 to 8 p.m. in Byerly-Lindsey Funeral Home, Loudonville. The family requests memorial contributions be made to The Stained Glass Window Fund of Zion Lutheran Church, 222 E. Main St., Loudonville, OH 44842; or Hospice of North Central Ohio, 1050 Dauch Drive, Ashland, OH 44805. Online condolences may be sent to the family at www.Byerly-Lindsey.com.