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Henry Miller
  • Immanuel Lutheran Church
  • Do - All Incorporated
    1400 S. Lincoln
    Bay City, MI 48708

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“Dear Aunt Pat, Amy and Beth--So very sorry to hear about Uncle Hank's passing. Such a sweet, hearty, cheerful, spirited man! He always had kind AND...Read More »
1 of 19 | Posted by: Judy Barsky - Bend, OR - Family

“Pat, Amy and Beth:I am just reading about your loss today after the fact. Please know that I am so very sorry I did not see this sooner. What a life...Read More »
2 of 19 | Posted by: Cindy Roberts - Bay City, MI

“Beth and Amy: So sorry to hear of you dad's passing. Times like these seem to bring fond memories of so many good times so cherish them always. I...Read More »
3 of 19 | Posted by: Greg Matthews - Mt Pleasant, MI

“When someone we love becomes a memory, that memory becomes a treasure. Therefore, we w the times spent with loved ones-draw strength from the love of...Read More »
4 of 19 | Posted by: A friend

“Oh, Uncle Hank, I wish we could have had more time with you and your sweet smile. It is not fair that you suffered so much at the end, but your life...Read More »
5 of 19 | Posted by: Anne Fleming - Levering, MI

“My deepest sorrow to all of Hank's family and friends! Hank was always smiling and had a joke to offer up! He will be missed however he will always...Read More »
6 of 19 | Posted by: Jerry Matthews - Essexville, MI

“I would call him Mr Miller and Henry said you can't call me that because that was my father name so every time I would see him I would say Henry...Read More »
7 of 19 | Posted by: Elvira Castro - Essexville, MI

“Oh, I'm so sorry to hear that Hank has passed! What memories I have of our get- togethers, when we lived in Bay City! I can imagine the smiles and...Read More »
8 of 19 | Posted by: A friend

“We love you Uncle Hank, thoughts and prayers are with the whole family❤Danny and Lynne ”
9 of 19 | Posted by: Lynne Ashley - Moreno Valley, CA

“Very sad to hear of Hanks passing....'ol Hanker and i had tons of fun hunting in Nebraska, SoDakota, Saginaw Bay and even more fun going to...Read More »
10 of 19 | Posted by: A friend

“My dearest Mr.Henry,I can not express the joy that you brought to me. I enjoyed your singing,joking,and funny stories.I especially enjoyed making you...Read More »
11 of 19 | Posted by: Chona Quoss - Midland, MI

“Mrs. Miller, Beth & AmyThe first memory that popped in my mind was Mr Miller putting peanut butter on a cracker and giving it to your dog.best pet...Read More »
12 of 19 | Posted by: A friend

“Pat, Beth and Amy,Though my late husband irv and I shared many fun times together with pat and hank, camping and such, our favorite time was the...Read More »
13 of 19 | Posted by: A friend

“My late husband irv and I shared many fun times with patAnd hank over the years. Our favorite time together was The annual walther league reunion in...Read More »
14 of 19 | Posted by: Helen Mauser - St clair shores, MI

“One of the nicest men I ever met. ”
15 of 19 | Posted by: Don Tilley - Bay City, MI

“Oh my friend, "Heinreich, von Bublitz, da tird". How I will miss you. I can honestly say that you always seemed to bring a smile to my face and for...Read More »
16 of 19 | Posted by: Jennifer Wilkinson - Essexville, MI

“i was blessed to have been in Heartland nursing home and shared the same room with Henry.My family and I are very sad to hear of his :passing. May...Read More »
17 of 19 | Posted by: A friend

“Beth and family...So sorry for your loss. May the Lord wrap you in strength during this difficult time. ”
18 of 19 | Posted by: Kristy Fogelsinger - Bay City, MI

“So sorry to hear the sad news of Mr. Millers death. May the loving memories his family and friends share forever bring joy to their hearts. ”
19 of 19 | Posted by: Julie Tabor - Bay City, MI


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Henry Miller Jr., husband, father, grandfather, great grandfather, hunter of deer and ducks, catcher of fish, golfer with 2 holes-in-one, bowler, softball pitcher, cut-throat card player, Michigan Bell retiree, basketball and football referee, story teller, gardener, World War II veteran and collector of way too many things, passed away September 10, 2017 just 5 days after his 89th birthday. He was born in Bay City, MI on September 5, 1928 to the late Henry J. and Clara (Gottleber) Miller.
He married the love of his life, Patricia Glancy, in 1954 and they had 63 wonderful years together. In addition to his wife, he is survived by 2 daughters: Beth (Eric) Westin and Amy (Randy) Bertalan, 9 grandchildren: Jaime Miller, Katelyn (Lee) McFarland, Alex Miller, Ben Chris and Lindsay Westin, Logan and Natalie Bertalan and Kristen (Bill) Kieft, and 5 great grandchildren: Roman, Oliver, James, Lila and Parker. He also leaves a brother-in-law Rod Adams, and Pat Felske who along with her deceased husband Don were very special friends. He was preceded in death by 3 children: Linda, Jim and Lori, 5 siblings: Raymond (Pearl) Miller, Clem (June) Miller, Helen Miller, Jerry (Loretta) Miller and Irene (Stan) Snable, a sister-in-law Jackie Adams, and 3 brothers-in-law Bob (Lillian) Glancy, Dick (Bev) Glancy and Elmer Glancy, Jr.
Henry was a lifelong member of Immanuel Lutheran Church where he sang in the choir and served on many committees. He had many lifelong friends that he shared his time with playing cards, hunting and fishing, playing softball, camping, bowling or golfing. He retired from Michigan Bell Telephone Co. and was a past president of the C.W.A. Union. He and Pat traveled around the country visiting friends, California relatives and also went to Europe. They did their best to attend as many of their grandkids events as possible. Henry passed along his love of sports and the outdoors to his children and grandchildren. They shared many camping, hunting, fishing and golf adventures with him. He never met a person he couldn't talk to. He always liked to have a friendly wager on whatever sporting event was going on. He loved to tell a joke and was quick to laugh. He loved ice cream. He will be missed by all.
In accordance with Henry's wishes his body will be donated to the University of Michigan Medical School. Visiting hours will be Sunday, September 17, 2017 at Penzien-Steele Funeral Home from 12 noon until 3 p.m. at which time a memorial service will be held. The Rev. Leroy Westphal will officiate. Memorials may be made to Immanuel Lutheran Church and Do-All.