John Michael Miller, 90 of Valparaiso, passed away Tuesday, January 16, 2024. He was born December 30, 1933, in Morgantown, WV to the late John and Mary (Bihun) Miller. John proudly served in the National Guard, and later graduated from Ivy Tech in Valparaiso. He made his career with US Steel, retiring as a supervisor. Following retirement, he went on to work as a consultant to the steel industry for an additional 20 years. John was a member of St. Elizabeth Ann Seton Catholic Church, and the Winamac Car Club. He enjoyed going to car shows with his classic cars, spending time as an Amateur Ham Radio Operator, tending to his vegetable garden, and snowmobiling.
On June 19, 1954, John married Nancy L. Burke, who preceded him in death on December 6, 2023. He is survived by their children: Linda (Mike) Schieb, Michael Miller, Denise Miller, and Annette (Mark) Ritzi; six grandchildren; seven great grandchildren; and sister, Marilyn (Donald) Leir.
A Funeral Mass will be held on Wednesday, January 24, 2024, at 10:00 AM directly at St. Elizabeth Ann Seton Catholic Church, 509 W. Division Rd., Valparaiso, with burial to follow at Graceland Cemetery, Valparaiso. In lieu of flowers, memorial donations are requested to Lakeshore Paws, 4611 Evans Ave., Valparaiso, IN  46383
Cheerio, John! You will be dearly missed.  


John was nothing but awesome. We had a lot of Great times together. Starting at USS back in the early 70s. I loved having him fly with me. John you will be deeply missed by all. -George Tatalovich 

John and I met, November, 1962. The Electronics Shop within U.S. Steel Sheet and Tin Mill was starting an Apprentice program and I was one of the new guys. John was one of five "A-Rate repairmen that made up the entire staff. Those five men were not happy about our arrival. They felt we were a threat to all the overtime hours they worked. Fortunately, it was not in John's nature to be unkind. He tried for a few days and just couldn't do it. We began a friendship that lasted a lifetime. Being 10 years apart in age, our relationship in the beginning was more like a big brother. I was 19 at that time. We eventually became equals and the friendship endured. Time and circumstance took us in different directions but we managed to stay in touch. I called him this past Christmas and discovered Nancy had died. Linda called today and said John died two days ago. I weep as I write this. The good memories will eventually replace the tears with smiles and laughter, but that will take a while. I will cherish his memory and keep him with me as I finish my journey through life. -George McEwan

Our prayers and thoughts are with the Miller family. -Bob and Lori Joyce

We have fond memories of dinners and VU games with John "Candy Man", Nancy, Michael, and friends. We are so sorry for your loss. -Michael and Leigh Ripley

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