Darrel F. Miller, age 81 of Lima, passed at 10:29 p.m., Wednesday, November 14, 2018 at Lima Memorial Health Care Systems. He was born October 30, 1937 in Bath Township, Allen County, Ohio; to the late William Darrel and Vena Lucille Vandevier Miller.
Mr. Miller was a career U.S. Army Veteran serving during Vietnam. After being discharged from the Army, he worked for Montgomery Wards, followed by working at Burns Security as a security guard. He was a life member of the Fraternal Order of the Eagles #691 of Wapakoneta. He loved to fish and always looked forward to the St. Gerard’s Festival.
Surviving are his 2 step daughters and caregivers – Lisa (Chad) Hittle of Lima; Becky (Pete) Rypkema of Lima; a daughter – Christine Miller of Germany; a son – Frank Miller of Germany; 5 grandchildren – Bobby, Rebecca, Justin, Celene, Justine; a twin sister – Carol of Florida.
He was preceded in death by the love of his life – Rita Ross who died May 4, 2018; a granddaughter – Stephanie who died 2016; and a brother – Fred Miller.
Graveside services will begin 11:45 a.m., Monday, November 19, 2018
at Dayton National Cemetery where military rites will be observed.
Memorial contributions may be made to the Putnam County Hospice.