DANVILLE — Chester James “Chet” Miller, 88, died surrounded by his family Tuesday, Nov. 15, 2011, at his residence.
He was born Nov. 1, 1923, in Clarion, Pa., to Chester T. and Martha Ellen (Reinsel) Miller. He served in the U.S. Army Air Corps from 1942 to 1945 where he was a pilot with Air Sea Rescue in the South Pacific. He married Mary Jane Bish on Nov. 1, 1945. He was a member of the Danville United Methodist Church and the American Legion Post 650.
He is survived by his wife, Mary Jane Miller of Danville; his son, K. Richard (Carolyn) Miller of Brinkhaven; his daughter, Donna Workman of Danville; four grandchildren, Rich (Laura) Miller of Mount Vernon, Kelly (Mark) Banbury, Rebecca (Paul) Stover and Charley (Gwen) Workman, all of Danville; nine great-grandchildren, Erica Moxley, Austin Miller, Lee Miller, Jerimiah Banbury, Josh Banbury, Nicholas Stover, Nathaniel Stover, Jared Stover and Brittany (Justin) Weinstock; and two sisters, Joan Burger and Barbara (George) Neideritter.
He was preceded in death by his parents; a son-in-law, Carl Workman; brothers, Donald and Delbert Miller; and a sister, Marian Harenrader.
A funeral service will be held Friday, Nov. 18, at 11 a.m. at the Fischer Funeral Home in Danville. The Rev. John Clouston will officiate. Burial, with graveside military rites by the Knox County Joint Veterans Council, will follow in Millwood Cemetery. Visiting will be one hour prior to the service.
Memorial contributions may be made to the Danville U.M.C., P.O. Box 36, Danville, OH 43014; or to Odyssey Hospice, 540 Officecenter Place, Suite 100, Gahanna, OH 43230. Visit http://www.fischerfuneralhome.com.
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