August 15, 1927-November 1, 2023
Homer Miller, 96, of La Porte, Indiana, passed away Wednesday, November 1, 2023 at Northwest Health-La Porte.
He was born August 15, 1927 in Breathitt County, Kentucky, the son of Arzananas Miller and Laura (Stacy) Miller.
On June 8, 1949, in Knox, IN, Homer married Thelma Dugan, who preceded him in death on May 9, 2012.
He was a truck driver by trade as well as being an old school professional wrestler. Homer ran a wrestler's training facility in Kingsford Heights, IN and also refereed many events. He owned and operated the old Sunoco gas station in Kingsford Heights for twenty years as well. Homer was a skilled carpenter and a collector of yard art. He loved playing with his "big boy" toys, like his tractor and back hoe. Most importantly, though, was his love for his family, especially his grandchildren and great-grandchildren.
Homer is survived by his daughters, Brenda Wiederhold of Ashkum, IL and Pam Hise of Equality, IL; brother, French Miller; sister, Dulcenna Tessner; grandchildren, Michael (Dawn) Prater, Angela (Shelby) Shannon, Thomas (Heather Winslet) Prater, Steven Wiederhold, Matthew DeLa Rosa, Jodi Aud, Julie Aud, Jimmy Hise; great-grandchildren Derek Prater, Shane Prater, Shawna Newton, Timothy Newton, Montana Newton, Darren Prater, Brandon Prater, and 6 great-great-grandchildren.
Along with Thelma, his wife of 63 years, Homer was preceded in death by his parents; daughters, Linda Pratt and Carol Butchard; brothers, Hoye Miller, Grover Miller, William Miller, Harlan Miller, Elmer Miller, Orin Miller; sister, Ferbie Stevens.
Arrangements are being entrusted to Haverstock Funeral Home and Cremation Services, 602 Maple Ave., La Porte, IN where the family will receive friends for a viewing Friday, November 3, 2023, 5:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. Homer's funeral service will take place on November 4, 2023 at 11:00 a.m. at the funeral home, with Pastor Terry Phillips, officiating. Interment will follow at the Kingsbury Cemetery.
In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made in his honor to the Kingsbury Fire Department 111 S. Main St. Kingsbury, IN 46345 or Kingsford Union Fire Dept. 360 Drummond Rd. Kingsford Heights, IN 46346.
Online condolences may be made at www.haverstockfuneralhome.com.