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Larry Everett Miller

April 4, 1945 ~ June 19, 2018 (age 73)

Larry Everett Miller, 73, Burlington, died at 9:10 PM Tuesday, June 19, 2018, at the Burlington Care Center.

Born April 4, 1945, in Burlington, the son of Everett Henry Miller and Florence Irene Schindall-Miller; the brother of Harold Lee and Karen Kay Miller; uncle of Melissa Miller-Rosenberg (Kevin) and Christopher Miller; great uncle of William, Benjamin and Maxwell Rosenberg, Dalen Prier and Quintin Miller. He was preceded in death by his parents, one brother, Harold Lee Miller, and one sister in-law, Rita Miller.

Mr. Miller was a 1963 graduate of Burlington High School; a 1965 graduate of Burlington Community College; attended Northeast Missouri State University, Kirksville, MO and received a Bachelor of Arts degree in 1986 from Upper Iowa University, Fayette, IA.

Mr. Miller was an active member of the First United Methodist Church and Methodist Men. He served as a member of Trustees, Memorial Committee, Staff Parish Relations Committee and President of United Methodist Men.

Mr. Miller served active duty during the Vietnam Era in the U.S. Navy from May 1967 to December 1972, with assignments on the USS Somers (DDG-34), Long Beach, CA, and at the Headquarters, Commander Naval Air Reserve, Glenview, IL.

Mr. Miller was employed in a variety of senior level civilian Human Resource positions with the Department of Defense,  and the Department of Veterans Affairs in the United States (Lakeside Medical Center, Chicago, IL). He held positions with the Department of the Navy at the Naval Air Station and Chief of Naval Reserve Headquarters in New Orleans, LA; with the Department of the Army in Belgium and Ft. Meade, MD; and Department of Defense Headquarters (Pentagon) in Arlington, VA. Mr. Miller served as a civilian personnel specialist for the Department of the Army in Belgium providing support to the civilian employees of the NATO/Shape Support Group, Department of Defense Dependent Schools in Belgium and the Netherlands; and the Local National Work Force. He retired from the Department of Defense in 2000 with 33 years of service.

Mr. Miller enjoyed gardening, carpentry, photography, travel, genealogy, reading, opera, concerts, and spending time with his family and friends. Mr. Miller gave support to the ASPCA for animal welfare, Colonial Williamsburg Foundation for historical preservation, Human Right Campaign for LGBT issues, and the Mayo Clinic for cancer research.

A sister, Karen Miller, of Chicago, IL; his niece Melissa Miller-Rosenberg of Burlington; his nephew, Christopher Miller of Burlington; and his great nephews, William, Benjamin and Maxwell Rosenberg, Dalen Prier, and Quintin Miller of Burlington survive Mr. Miller.

Visitation will be from noon until 7:00 PM with the family to receive friends from 5:00 PM until 7:00 PM  Thursday, June 21, 2018 at Prugh's Chapel, downtown.

The funeral service for Mr. Miller will be 2:00 PM, Friday, June 22, 2018 at First United Methodist Church with Reverend Melisa Bracht-Wagner officiating.  Burial will be in Burlington Memorial Park Cemetery.  Full military honors will be rendered by the Burlington Area Veterans Honor Guard.

Memorials have been established in Mr. Miller's name for First United Methodist Church and the United Methodist Men's Ken Koch Memorial Scholarship Fund.

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