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Theodore Miller

August 25, 1923 — December 30, 2017

Theodore Miller

Normal - Theodore Daniel Miller, 94, of Normal, passed away at 5:00 a.m. on Saturday, December 30, 2017 at Advocate BroMenn Medical Center in Normal.

His funeral will be at 11:00 a.m. on Saturday, January 13, 2018 at Centennial Christian Church in Bloomington with Reverend Neal Kentch officiating. Visitation will be held one hour prior to the service at the church. Kibler-Brady-Ruestman Memorial Home in Bloomington is assisting the family with arrangements. Interment will be in Evergreen Memorial Cemetery in Bloomington. Memorials may be made to Centennial Christian Church.

Ted was born on August 25, 1923 in Normal, a son to Theodore and Laura Ann Hall Miller.
He leaves behind his nieces, Drena (George) Verwer and Sheri Lyn Roberts; nephews, Barney (Danette) Holden, Sean Roberts, and Scot Roberts; great-nieces and nephews, Ben, Daniel, Christa, and Jay; many great-great and great-great-great nieces and nephews, dozens of cousins, and many dear friends, who were like family to him.
He was preceded in death by his parents and his siblings, Biness Lee Gillespie and Henry A. Knecht.

He had a happy childhood with much love, and often a full house of visiting relatives from near and far. Ted loved his family and was very proud of his deep roots in this country.
When he was still a boy, he worked at State Farm and personally knew the founder, George J. Mecherle. Ted later worked at Shield Jewelers for his entire career and was fondly known as "The Diamond Man." Throughout his life, people would often stop and thank him in town for having helped them design and choose jewelry for their special occasions. He was very touched by their gratitude.

Ted had a rich history of hard working and loving people who settled in McLean, Funks Grove, Bloomington, and Normal. He enjoyed attending the "Snow" Family reunion in McLean on the first Sunday of every August, socializing with so many relatives.
He was a sentimental man and cherished his family, friends, his church, and the Elks and Moose Lodge. He took great pride in taking care of his home, which he was born in, and especially his beautiful yard and flowers. Ted traveled often with friends and family, visiting England many times. He also loved historical and significant sites here in the United States. Ted even traveled to Yosemite, California by train as a young boy with his mother.
Ted was a proud man and always brought a smile and laughter to all who knew him, often smiling and laughing himself. He had a sense of humor that was unequal to anyone who knew him.

He was very fortunate to be an independent and self-sufficient man for the entirety of his wonderful life. He gave and received much love and care from his dear friends always!
Ted will be missed dearly by his community, his friends, and family. His impact on us all will never be forgotten.
Rest in peace Teddy... you are loved.


JAN 13. 10:00 AM - 11:00 AM (CST)

Centenial Christian Church
1219 East Grove Street
Bloomington, IL 61701

Funeral Service

JAN 13. 11:00 AM (CST)

Centenial Christian Church
1219 East Grove Street
Bloomington, IL 61701


JAN 13 (CST)

Evergreen Memorial Cemetery
302 E. MIller St.
Bloomington, IL 61701

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