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thomas a. miller

Sept. 16, 1945 - Oct. 30, 2013

WHITE PIGEON, Mich. — Captain Thomas A. “Tom” Miller, 68, of White Pigeon and formerly of Elkhart, Ind., and Wakarusa, Ind., passed away Oct. 30, 2013.

He was born Sept. 16, 1945, in Elkhart, the son of the late Wilbur S. and Dorothy E. (Huster) Miller.

He was also preceded in death by a sister, Joann Ferrell.

Tom married Charita J. (Ganger) on Sept. 14, 1968, in Wakarusa. She survives.

He was a 1963 Elkhart High School graduate and also received his B.A. from the University of Nebraska in 1980. He was a physician’s assistant for 38 years, lastly working for Three Rivers Health. He retired from the U.S. Air Force as a Captain.

While in the U.S. Air Force he served at Homestead Air Force Base in Homestead, Fla., Pakistan Air Base in Karachi, Andrews Air Force Base in Washington, D.C., Shepherd Air Force Base in Wichita Falls, Texas, Langley Air Force Base in Hampton, Va., Hancock Field in Syracuse, N.Y., Incirlik Air Base in Turkey and Grissom Air Force Base in Peru, Ind.

Tom is survived by his loving wife, Charita J. Miller; children Wendi S. (John) Replogle of Wakarusa, Renee’ L. (Dave) Pugh of South Bend, Ind., and Todd A. (Jennifer) Miller of Ligioner, Ind.; a grandson, Andrew; and three granddaughters, Taylor, Mary Lynn and Olivia.

Visitation for Tom will be from 1 to 3 and 5 to 8 p.m. Sunday, Nov. 3, 2013, at Hartzler-Gutermuth-Inman Funeral Home, 403 W. Franklin St., Elkhart. Funeral services will be at 10 a.m. Monday, Nov. 4, 2013, at the funeral home. Burial will follow in Old Olive Cemetery, Elkhart County. Officiating will be the Rev. Bryan Balasa.

Memorial contributions may be made to the St. Jude’s Children’s Hospital, 262 Danny Thomas Place, Memphis, TN 38105.

Arrangements have been entrusted to Hartzler-Guthermuth-Inman Funeral Home.

Online condolences may be offered at www.hartzlergutermuthinman.com.



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