Obituaries - In Loving Memory

John Lawrence Miller
October/31/1937 - -MONTH/23/2017

John Lawrence Miller age 80 of Toledo, passed away Thanksgiving day, November 23, 2017 in Hospice of Northwest Ohio Perrysburg, surrounded by his loving family. John was born October 31, 1937 in Toledo, Ohio to Alphonso and Maude (Doren) Miller. A 1956 graduate of Central Catholic High School, he married Jean Kohl May 11, 1963 in St. Catherine of Sienna Catholic Church. John was a Master Mechanic employed by Weissenberger Chevrolet. He was later the owner of Professional Automotive Service for over 25 years until retiring in 2008. John formed Miller Brother’s Racing, a Sprint Car team, with his twin brother Joe from the early 50's until the mid 60's. He served his country in the Ohio National Guard and the Army Reserve and he was a member of the Knights of Columbus, The American Legion Post 888 and the Exchange Club. John was also the Chairman of the Measure Up campaign for the mentally challenged for many years and a member of Gesu Parish for over 30 years. Some of John’s favorite time was the time spent with his family at their cottage on Bear Lake in Hillsdale, Michigan.
Surviving are his sons, Christopher (Karen) Miller, Jeffrey (Mary) Miller; brother Paul (Naia) Miller; sister, Theresa Wilkerson; and grandchildren, Westley Miller, Colin Miller, Darren Miller, Dayna (Tyler) Pulsipher, Carly Miller and Allison Miller. Also surviving is his great-granddaughter, Zara Pulsipher’ and his beloved cat Molly. Preceding him in death were his parents; his wife, Jean; twin brother, Joseph; his brother, Donald; sisters, Ann Goodrich, Mary Gregorek, Fran Durivage and Alice Harper.
Visitation will begin Tuesday, November 28, 2017 from 2:00 p.m. until 8:00 p.m. at Urbanski Funeral Home, a Life Celebration Home 5055 Secor Rd., Toledo, OH, (419) 475-5055. Funeral services will begin Wednesday, November 29, 2017 at 9:15 a.m. in the funeral home with the funeral Mass at 10:00 a.m. in Gesu Catholic Church 2049 Parkside Blvd., Toledo. Interment will follow in Calvary Catholic Cemetery.


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