Michael S. Miller

January 28, 1970October 11, 2020

Michael S. Miller, 50, of Springfield, passed away at 6:21 pm Sunday October 11, 2020 at St. John’s Hospital.

He was born in Springfield, January 28, 1970 the son of Joseph C. and Mary E. (Belk) Miller. Michael was a graduate of Springfield Southeast High School, class of 1988 and went on to graduate from Hobart School of Welding in 1989.

He started his career as a certified welder with ADM in Decatur before moving to Florida in 1995. There, he worked for Publix Grocery Stores as a maintenance engineer. He also owned his own welding and maintenance business. He enjoyed owning his own boat, swimming, scuba diving and deep sea fishing. While in Florida, Michael met the love of his life, Jacquie Minner from Canada, they fell in love and became engaged. Jacquie passed away in 2003. He was heartbroken and never recovered from his loss.

Michael returned to Springfield in 2015 to be near his family. He worked at Certified Tank and Simplex in Springfield. He never liked the cold winters of Illinois and longed to return to Florida. He said, “Someday it will all make sense and we will be together in Heaven”.

He was preceded in death by his Grandparents, his father, Joseph C. Miller in 2007, two brothers; Brian K Miller (infant) and Joseph M. Miller. Surviving are his mother, Mary E. Miller of Springfield, his two brothers; Kenneth R. (wife Kris) Miller of Dawson, IL and Jeffery Miller of Springfield, IL. Also surviving are several nieces, nephews, aunts, uncles and cousins.

Cremation Rites will be accorded by the Bisch Crematory.

Graveside services will be private at St. Mary’s Cemetery, New Berlin, IL. Bob Teel will officiate. In lieu of flowers, those who wish may direct memorial contributions to a charity of choice.

Please visit the online “Life Remembered Story” at where tributes and condolences may be left for the family. Arrangements are in the care of Bisch and Son Funeral Home 217-544-5424.


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Dale Dunavan

October 18, 2020

Miller family,

My mother (Joyce) and myself are sorry to hear about Michael's passing, and you will be in our thoughts and prayers.

God bless.

Virginia` Rentschler

October 15, 2020

Mary and family:
So, so sorry. Please know prayers and thoughts are with you at this time. Ginger.

Lisa Corea

October 14, 2020

From the very first day of Michael's arrival at Village Green Condos, I was immediately impressed with Michael, a young, enthusiastic and personable owner!
We became fast friends.
He always spoke highly of Mary and his brothers and I've had the privilege of meeting Mary, Ken and Jeff. Many residents here will always remember his smile and interaction with his neighbors. He is sorely missed, but know he is in Perfect Peace.

God bless Michael and his amazing family

Dana Quinn

October 14, 2020

Mike always seemed to have a smile on his face, even though you could see he was hurting. It brightened my day to see him walking up the drive or stop what he was doing to engage in a friendly conversation. I will sadly miss that.
My condolences go out to his family and friends, but knowing that he is no longer in pain and is at peace, lightens my heart.

Smooth travels my friend

Beth Ahmed

October 14, 2020

Mary, Ken and Jeff:

I am so sorry for your loss. My heart breaks for you. Hold each other close.



Mary Kelly

October 14, 2020

Michael, I did not know you well, but I was your neighbor down the way. We had a couple of interactions in passing. I hope you are happy and at peace now. Please look out from Heaven for me and my son Gerard, whom you knew better than me. My prayers are with your family.

Evan Ryherd

October 14, 2020

I only had the privilege of knowing Mike for a relatively short time. We met at the condo complex. Mike and I quickly became friends and bonded over the fact that we were both, I guess you could say a bit lonely. He was such a kind and caring person, when something was bothering me or I needed someone to talk to he was always there. He would patiently listen and always offered some sort of comfort or relief. He even made sure I always had food and loved to make chicken noodle soup for me. I am so grateful to have met Mike and I will miss the smile that would appear on his face when he would open his door to me and say "E whats going on brother!". To his family, I am so sorry for your loss. Through the many hours we spent talking, he would frequently mention his mother, Mary, it was obvious that he loved you very much. We also talked a lot about life, and he would tell me about his challenges and the struggles he faced on a daily basis. Most of which would have caused even the strongest of people to fold, but Mike kept trying Mike kept going as best he could. The truth is, he wanted and needed help to survive the horrible disease he had, but it was going to be very painful and extremely difficult to get better.I believe that Mike knew the Lord and he is no longer in pain, he is no longer suffering, or fighting an almost impossible battle. He is in a better place, he is happy and the weight he has been carrying for so long has now been lifted from his shoulders. I will miss my friend very much, but we will meet again. If any members of his family need help with anything Mary has my number please don't hesitate to call. I would gladly help finish the kitchen. Again, I am sorry for the loss of your brother and son. He really was a good person.

Eric Huber

October 14, 2020

Jeff, Ken, & Mary,

To say that I am sorry for your loss would be an understatement considering the losses our families have endured through the years. My heart goes out to each of you. In a way, we are survivors. Through all, I hold on to a belief that to suffer great loss, one has to have experienced great love and that is what keeps us moving forward.

take care of each other.

Eric Huber


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