Ian James Miller, 25 of Kouts, passed away unexpectedly on Sunday, April 9, 2023. He was born September 23, 1997, in Valparaiso, IN to Stephen and Christine (Laik) Miller. Ian graduated from Kouts High School in 2015, where he was active in the Drama Club. He enjoyed playing video games and debating politics. Ian had a profound interest in animals, particularly orca whales. He also had an affinity for music and the history of how music has changed. Ian will be remembered for his nice sense of humor, high intelligence, and kind heart. He will be deeply missed and lovingly remembered every day.
Ian is survived by his parents, Stephen and Christine Miller; brothers, Nathan (Coral) Miller and Ned Miller; nieces, Breena and Harloe Miller; grandmothers, Judy Laik and Debbie (Mike) Higgins; aunts and uncles: Colleen “Auntie” (Mary) Laik, Brian “Uncle Bud” Laik, Jeff (Julie) Miller, Christopher (Ann) Miller, Ryan Miller, Adam (Ruth) Miller, and Terra (Steve) Beers; great uncle, Greg (Rosie) Miller; and many loving cousins. He was preceded in death by his grandfathers, James Laik and Jeff Miller; and his great-grandparents, John and Elaine Miller.
A memorial gathering will be announced at a later date. In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made in Ian’s name to the Orca Conservancy at https://www.orcaconservancy.org/

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