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Thomas Miller

March 12, 1947 January 6, 2018
Thomas Miller
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Thomas O. “Tom” Miller, 70, of DeWitt, died Saturday night, January 6, 2018 at his home following a battle with cancer. He was born on March 12, 1947 at St. Paul and graduated from Beatrice High School in 1966. He served in the U.S. Army during the Vietnam War from 1966 to 1968. He married Janice Badman on February 15, 1969 and they later divorced. He married Susan Smith Rentschler on September 20, 1996 at Holy Cross Lutheran Church of Beatrice. He was a supervisor of the tool and die department at Petersen Manufacturing in DeWitt until his retirement and was known for being a jack of all trades. He was a member of the Hawes-Wood Post American Legion Post #212 of DeWitt, Disabled American Veterans (DAV), Vietnam Veterans of America and was a lifetime member of the VFW. He enjoyed his grandchildren and his great-granddaughter.

Survivors include his wife, Susie Miller of DeWitt; two sons, Kevin Miller of Beatrice and Troy (Carol) Miller of Wilber; one daughter, Laurie (Tony) Clower of Euless, TX; step-son, Dave (Deanna) Rentschler of DeWitt; nine grandchildren; one great-granddaughter; one brother, Rick (Billie) Miller of Beatrice; two sisters, Noreen “Billie” Malchow of Missouri and Denise Miller of Beatrice; many nieces and nephews. He is preceded in death by his parents, George and Maxine Nowak Miller.

Funeral services will be held at 10:30 A.M. on Wednesday, January 10, 2018 at Trinity Lutheran Church of DeWitt with Pastor Sean Koos officiating. Burial will be at Oak Grove Cemetery of DeWitt with military rites conducted by Hawes-Wood American Legion Post #212 of DeWitt. A family prayer service will be held at 10:15 A.M. on Wednesday at the church.
A memorial has been established to the family’s choice. The body will lie in state at the Fox Funeral Home from 5:00 P.M. on Monday until 9:00 P.M. on Tuesday and then one hour preceding the service at church on Wednesday. Fox Funeral Home of Beatrice is in charge of the arrangements.

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