Larry Dean Miller

November 9, 1930March 14, 2020

Larry Dean Miller, age 89, former resident of Middletown, died March 14, 2020 at his residence in Hillsboro, Oregon. He was born November 9, 1930 in Kansas City, Missouri, the son of Charles Delbert Miller and Ruth Francis (Kahn) Miller.

Larry was a graduate of Tonganoxie High School Class of 1948 and attended Miami University. He served in the Korean War in the Army Security Agency as Staff Sgt. He was a member of the VFW Post 2666 in Hillsboro.

Larry retired from Aeronca after 39 years as the VP of Operations and continued for ten years after retirement as a Contract Consultant. He married Imogene (Jean) Alfrey in November 1951 and they had celebrated their 50th Wedding Anniversary prior to her passing in 2007.

Larry is preceded in death by his wife, Imogene (Jean) Miller; son, Larry W. (Butchie) Miller; sister, Judith Carone and special nephew, Ray Alfrey.

Larry is survived his daughter and her husband, Patti and Richard Bierman of Hillsboro, Oregon; grandsons, Travis Proffitt of Hillsboro, Oregon and Zach Bierman of Denver, Colorado; and great granddaughter, McKenna Proffitt of Hillsboro, Oregon.

Graveside Service will be held on Saturday, August 22, 2020 at 11:00 AM at Woodside Cemetery, Middletown, Ohio.

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Linda and Bob Baker

August 17, 2020

Our hearts break for you and your family, but you guys took such good care of your Dad and your Mom and I know how proud they were of you. Just think of all the years filled with wonderful memories and hold them close always. Love you guys,, Linda and Bob

Greg Siewny

August 16, 2020

My condolences to your family. Larry was a good friend to my father and I. My father , Walter, worked alongside him at Aeronca for many , many years and always respected his business acumen , honesty , and talent. I first met Larry when he was my advisor for Junior Achievement in high school and showed his selfless dedication in helping shape many young minds, including me.

He had a true impact on my life and I will miss his smiling face.

-Greg Siewny MD

John Mail

August 16, 2020

My deepest condolences to Patti and her family. Your dad, whom I called the “warden” was a good man. I remember your dad when we were teenagers in the ‘60’s. He was always pleasant and with a smile on his face. I’m sure you will miss him. I’m so sorry for your loss. John Mail....


June 12, 2020

I worked with Larry @ Aeronca Aircraft in Middletown, Ohio in the 1960's on the F4 Phantom Jet armament pylons. Larry was over the mechanical production and I was on the wire harness production. I left Aeronca a few years later, but found Larry again in 2017 on the web and we kept in contact through FB and emails until he passed. Larry was a good friend and I regret his loss.
My sincere condolences to his family and friends