Obituary of Herman Jacob Miller
Herman Jacob Miller, born June 26, 1929, died on April 6, 2019 at the age of 89. He was born in Chicago, Illinois, third son of Lena and Benjamin Miller, younger brother to Bernie and Julius. In 1950 he married the love of his life, Beverly, and together they built a life which overflowed with love for family and friends. Herman knew no strangers. To meet him was to know him, was to be his friend. He was a man full of happiness and love of life. He always had a smile on his face, a kind word from his soul and love in his heart. He was a good, kind and gentle man who worked hard all his life.
Herman's love for Beverly and her love for him, transcended this world. Herman and Beverly opened a card and gift store in Skokie, Illinois in 1970 and that store metamorphosed to become "Herman Miller's Other Store and Pad Printing Specialists." Their son, Michael, worked by their side every day until Herman and Bev retired to Las Vegas in 1994.
After arriving in Vegas, they signed up with the Las Vegas Police Department as volunteers. Once a week for over 20 years it was their job to follow up with the people who filed domestic abuse claims and throughout the 20 years they did many different types of volunteer work with the police department and received numerous awards of appreciation. He loved playing video poker and rewarding himself with the all you can eat buffets. They loved Las Vegas as much as they loved to entertain. –Invitations to their annual Super Bowl parties, Thanksgivings, and Passover Seders were cherished by their friends.
Herman, an avid golfer, played three to four times a week and on June 17, 2011 he hit a hole in one on the 3rd hole at the Highland Falls Golf Club in Las Vegas. Herman and Beverly cruised around the world, drove annually to Utah for the Shakespeare festival, and enjoyed visiting the mountains to take in the beautiful world where they lived.
Herman was honorably discharged from the Army, serving during the Korean War, stationed in Japan. He liked to say the reason he was sent to Japan instead of the front was because he knew Morse code. When he wasn't working the codes he was the football coach for the Army base team. It should be noted he was a great coach, despite the fact up until that point he had never played football. He was a Chicago Bears fan though, but nothing compared to his love for the Chicago Cubs. He purchased the MLB package on cable just to watch the Cubs play and he recorded most of the games. Herman and son Mike called each other during the games and it was as if they were watching the game together despite being 1000s of miles apart.
Herman is survived by wife, Beverly, daughter Bonnie (Tucker), son, Michael Miller, grandchildren Elizabeth (nee Tucker) and husband Aqee Jackson, Eric Tucker and wife Katie, and Jessica Tucker. Great- grandchildren Nathan and Noah Jackson, Henry, Charlie and William Tucker. There was also a special place in his heart for Bob, Ron and Scott Miller, children of his late brother Bernie, and Sheldon, Raymond, Ellen, Sharon and Paula Miller, children of his late brother Julius.
Please join us to celebrate Herman's life when he is laid to rest on Thursday, April 11, 2019 at 10:40 am, Southern Nevada Veterans' Memorial Cemetery, 1900 Veterans Memorial Drive, Boulder City, Nevada. Funeral arrangements by Kraft-Sussman Funeral Services. In lieu of flowers please make a donation in Herman's name to the charity that means the most to you.
Herman was a joyful and cheerful man who loved his friends and family. The world is a better place because he lived.
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