Born: April 7, 1918
Death: February 14, 2012
Place of Death: Residence
Hobbies: Antique Cars & Model Trains
April 7, 1918 - February 14, 2012
Carl Emerson Miller, born 7 April 1918 passed away on Valentine’s Day morning peacefully at home in his sleep. He had pneumonia. Carl was known for his walks in the neighborhood, later using a scooter, and his big smile and friendly disposition. He enjoyed his antique cars, model trains and later doing models of WW11 airplanes from kits.
Carl was raised in Detroit, MI and graduated from Cass Tech HS. He attended one year of college at M.I.T. through the service.
He served in WW11 in the Pacific Theater in the Army. Upon his return to Michigan, he married Ruth Olds in May 1945 at St. Paul American Lutheran Church and settled in Dearborn. Carl worked at Solvay/Allied Chemical in Detroit for 20 years and then for the Ford Motor Company for another 15 years until his retirement.
His love of fishing took him to Canada and he and his family spent many good times in the Owen Sound area and also Chatsworth, Chesley and Desboro and at Robson Lake, Ontario.
He belonged to the American Legion Post No. 225; Ford Local 600 UAW; Masonic Temple, Detroit Commandery No. 1 Knights Templar, Detroit, MI; Shriners and the Model T Ford Club and Model A Club and AACA in Dearborn. He was a judge for many years for the AACA at the annual card show in Hershey, PA.
Carl is survived by his wife, Ruth (Olds) Miller, children Nancy Paskin (Sam), Susan Collins (the late Gary Collins), and David Miller (Trish), and step-grandson Bill McLeskey III. His three living siblings are Earl Miller (Ruth) of Iuka, IL, Beatrice Kromis (Howard) of Hohenwald, TN and Lawrence Miller (the late Jeanette) of Dearborn, MI. He is also survived by numerous nieces and nephews and cousins by the dozens.
Carl is the son of the late Benjamin “Harry” and Laura (Swank) Miller of Dearborn, MI. He is also predeceased by his sister Helen Kentala, and brothers Oliver, Ralph and Harold and their spouses.
He was cared for in a most wonderful and caring way by Grace Hospice and their fabulous staff, who were there every step of the way for his last weeks. A special thanks to Savannah Lewis-Whatley for her undivided attention and loving care.
Burial will be at the Cadillac Memorial Gardens West, Westland, MI.
Arrangements and the Online Guestbook by Howe-Peterson Funeral Home, Dearborn, MI. www.howepeterson.com