OBITUARY

Keith H. Miller

September 3, 1951February 19, 2021

Keith Howard Miller, age 69, of Columbus Indiana, passed away peacefully in his home on Friday, February 19, 2021 with his wife and daughters by his side.

Keith was born September 3, 1951 and was the son of Marian (Slusser) and Edward Miller. He was married to his wife, Teri Hildebrand (Miller) for 43 years.

He was a 1969 graduate of Tiskilwa High School in Tiskilwa, Illinois. Keith continued his education at IVCC and Southern Illinois University where he received his Bachelor of Science degree in Education and later completed his Masters Degree at DePaul University in Chicago.

Keith taught in the Chicago public school system from 1973 to 1982. In 1982, he and his wife relocated to Columbus, Indiana where he became a Sales Representative for The Pharmacist Mutual Insurance Company retiring in 2011 after 28 years.

Keith was a member of First United Methodist Church, Timbergate Golf Course, AA, and also volunteered at the jail to help inmates with their recovery.

Keith was truly one in a million and a friend to so many. He had a warm smile and an incredible wit and sense of humor. He knew no stranger and touched many peoples’ lives. He was the life of the party who loved music, dancing, and took great pride in his ostrich impression. If you knew him you have a story! He was an avid fan of all sports and was a Chicago Bears season ticket holder. Golf, Da Bears, Indy 500, the Cubs, traveling, and being among friends were some of his favorites.

He loved spending time with his family, attending hometown celebrations with friends, entertaining his grandchildren with his drone, and just hanging out. His grandchildren were a shining part of his life and being their Papa meant the world to him . He cherished his time with them and could not wait to share yet another of his antics with them. Spending time with his daughters, sons-in-law, brother, sisters, and their extended families was extremely important to him. He looked forward to planning the festivities for the family get-togethers.

Survivors include his loving family, his wife, Teri (Hildebrand) Miller, of Columbus, Indiana; two daughters and their spouses, Brittany (Miller) and Luke Tucker of Greenfield, Indiana and Terynn (Miller) and Zach Stewart of New Albany, Indiana; and his four beautiful grandchildren, Cora (Cora Borealis- Papa’s nickname) (5), and Emma (3) Tucker, Posey (6) and Wells (3) Stewart; and grand dog, Henri Stewart; his sisters; Wanda (Chuck) Jurgensen of Honesdale, PA, Peggy Bruck of Parker, CO, and Karen Miller of Asheville, NC; a brother, Richard (Carla) Miller of St. Petersburg, FL; and several nieces and nephews.

He was preceded in death by his mother, Marian (Slusser) Miller and father, Edward Miller.

Due to COVID restrictions, a private family service will be held at First United Methodist Church. All are invited to view the service via livestream on the Church’s Facebook page. The date and time will be announced in the coming weeks. A Celebration of Life will also be held at a later date. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to First United Methodist Church at 618 Eighth Street Columbus, IN 47201 or Our Hospice of South Central Indiana at 2626 E. 17th Street Columbus, IN 47201.

~Happy Trails, until we meet again.~

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  • FAMILY

  • Teri Miller, Wife
  • Brittany Tucker (Luke), Daughter
  • Terynn Stewart (Zach), Daughter
  • Cora "Cora Borealis" Tucker, Grandchild
  • Emma Tucker, Grandchild
  • Posey Stewart, Grandchild
  • Wells Stewart, Grandchild
  • Wanda Jurgensen (Chuck), Sister
  • Peggy Bruck, Sister
  • Karen Miller, Sister
  • Richard Miller (Carla), Brother
  • Henri Stewart, Grand-Dog
  • Keith is also survived by several nieces and nephews.

Services

PREVIOUS SERVICES:

  • Private Family Service

    Friday, March 12, 2021

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OTHER SERVICES:

  • Celebration of Life at a Later Date

Memories

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Stephanie Taylor

March 14, 2021

Dear Teri and Family,
I am so sorry to hear about your loss. Terry so much enjoyed golfing with Keith. He would always come home with funny stories of things that were said or done.
I enjoyed our times at the Elks' Lodge and have some good memories.
May God hold you in this difficult time.

Daniel Yepsen

March 12, 2021

I am Dan Yepsen a lifelong friend of Keith Miller. First off I want to express my condolences to the entire Miller family. Keith loved his family and friends with his whole being. I will remember Keith most for his ability to make you smile and laugh with his incredible sense of humor. My heart is full of wonderful memories that I can reflect back on, from young boys through manhood. I will miss Keith very, very much. God bless you Keith and thank you for giving me the honor of being your friend.

Thomas Lawler

February 25, 2021

Our sympathy to the family from former neighbors.
Thomas & Jacqueline Lawler

Jeanene Bang

February 24, 2021

Teri and Family, I was so sorry to learn of Keith's death. He was one in a million! We worked together at Pharmacists Mutual - me in the office; him in the field. I always looked forward to field meetings when we could all be together. He loved life and lived it to the fullest! I know he will be missed, but carry his love in your heart and the memories with you at all times. He was a real friend to many!

Susan Leussler

February 24, 2021

Teri, Brittany and Terynn; I wanted to express my condolences to you and your whole family. Keith was a special person and the Thompson Family often recall Keith’s Ostrich Rendition and then fall into laughter. It was truly the best. I mostly would see Keith in Tiskilwa and when I did, my face would light up knowing that something funny was going to be said. I remember running into Keith after Clark retired and he was holding the Cubs bat with all the World Series signatures. He said Susan come here and see this. Clark is going to love this, which of course was absolutely true. Keith was a most unique person and he will be missed. My prayers to all of you.

J DOUGLAS BOLES

February 24, 2021

On behalf of everyone at the Indianapolis Motor Speedway, we are saddened to learn of the passing of Indy 500 fan Keith Miller. Fans are what have made the Indianapolis 500 such a special event and we are grateful that Mr. Miller was one of them.

Our thoughts and prayers are with Teri, Brittany, Terynn and the remainder of the Miller family in this difficult time.

Jeff Adams

February 24, 2021

Keith taught me how to overcome adversity.
Will always remember conversations and the positive things he shared
My prayers are with you

Linda Leszcynski

February 23, 2021

I am so very sorry to hear of Keith's passing. My thoughts and prayers are with you all.

Jane Edelman

February 23, 2021

I am so very sorry to hear of Keith's passing. He was always so fun to be around and such a wonderful person. Certainly gone too soon. My thoughts and prayers to Teri and the entire family.

Jane Mensch Edelman

Robert Miller

February 22, 2021

We will miss you Brother. RIP my friend.

FROM THE FAMILY