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WASHINGTON-Wilbur "Bud" William Miller, 79, of Maple Lawn Health Care,
Eureka, formerly of Washington, died at 4:05 a.m. Friday (Dec. 21, 2001)
at Maple Lawn Health Center, Eureka.
His funeral will be at 11 a.m. Monday at Grace Bible Church, Washington,
the Rev. Thomas A. Zorbrist, the Rev. Harold Longenecker and Dr. Saeed
Hamidkahni officiating. Burial will be in Glendale Cemetery, Washington.
Visitation will be from 2 to 4 p.m. Sunday at Deiters Funeral Home,
Memorials may be made to the Brazil Gospel Fellowship Mission, P.O. Box
355, Springfield, IL 62705-0355, or the missions fund at Grace Bible
He was born Nov. 15, 1922, in Osceola Township, a son of Ernest and
Myrtle Boham Miller. He married Lois Jean DeWitt on May 1, 1942, in
Missouri. She survives. Other survivors include two sons, David R.
(Linda) Miller, Macomb; and Bruce A. (Vicki) Miller, Hopedale; three
daughters, Marsha (David) Markas, Washington; Kristen A. (Christopher)
Curtis, Fenton, Mo.; and Marlys I. (Brad) Balman, Jetmore, Kan.; 13
grandchildren; 10 great-grandchildren; and two sisters, Virginia (Bill)
Doyle and Alice (Bob) Neirynck, both of Kewanee. He was preceded in death
by his parents, three brothers, one sister and two grandchildren.
He was a WWII U.S. Army veteran. He served with the Army combat engineers
from January 1943 to October 1945 in the North Africa and Sicily, Italy,
He was a 1940 graduate of Wethersfield High School in Kewanee. He worked
for the Toledo, Peoria and Western Railroad as a brakeman, working his
way up to the superintendent until 1963. From 1964-1970, he was an agent
for Universal Security Life and served as president of Security Income
Plan, its subsidiary. He was a general agent for Mutual Security Life,
with the agency winning the Mutual Security Honor Award and Award of
Excellence in 1982, 1983, 1984, and 1986.This company later became
American United Life Insurance Co.
He had been a member of Pekin Bible Church, serving as missions chairman
and Sunday school superintendent.He was a charter member of the Morton
Bible Church, serving as elder, chairman of missions and the finance
committee. He was also a member of the board of trustees at Calvary Bible
College in Kansas City, Mo., from 1976 to 1996; and a member of the
Brazil Gospel Fellowship mission board from 1977 to 2000. He also served
as president of the Peoria Christian School Board from 1970 to 1977. He
was currently a member of Grace Bible Church in Washington.