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Norman E. Miller

October 28, 1932 December 9, 2017
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Norman was born into the Christian family of Elmer and Sophia Yagow Miller on October 28, 1932 one of three siblings at the family farm Mound Township, Effingham County, Illinois. Norman was baptized and confirmed his faith at the St. Paul Evangelical Lutheran Church. He attended the parochial school through the seventh grade and 8th grade at the Altamont Grade School, and then attended the Altamont High School and graduated with the class of 1951 where he participated in basketball and baseball. His early business involvement was led by newspaper delivery and mowing lawns. After graduation he enlisted in the United States Navy and advanced to Officer’s Training School, was Honorably Discharged and served in the Naval Reserves for 4 years. Norman subsequently began working for the Kuffle Motor Co. and Dunlap & Ballard John Deere dealership for 16 years. He then took employment with the State of Illinois serving as administrator for I.D.O.T in Effingham. He then took a position with Cargill Company-Seed Division and received numerous awards for outstanding sales. He also served as precinct committeeman for Mound Township for 32 years as well as serving the Effingham County Housing Authority for 28 years and as chairman for 12 years. In 1960 he and his wife started Advertising Specialties, now known as Promark Advertising, and retired from the sales field in 2004. He was very active as a collector of John Deere tractors and toys, postcards and antiques. His other interests and memberships included, Immanuel Lutheran Church, Effingham County Culture Center and Museum Association, founding member of the Old National Trail two-cylinder tractor club, founding member of the Altamont Schuetzenfest, the American Legion and a lifetime St. Louis Cardinals baseball fan.

Norman married Margaret Ruth Holste on May 15, 1955 in the St. Paul “Blue Point” Lutheran Church, rural Altamont, Illinois by the Rev. H. T. Schmidt.


Memorials they may be directed to the Immanuel Lutheran Church, American Legion Post #512 and or the Donor’s Choice.

He is survived by his:

Wife: Margaret Ruth Miller Altamont, Illinois

3-Sons: Steven Dean Miller
David Kent (wife, Nita) Miller Altamont, Illinois
and their children: Joshua, Joel, and Jessica (husband Tyler) Rueter
Kevin Brent (wife, Colleen) Miller Longview, Texas
And their children: Lauryn and Preston Miller

1-Daughters: Diane Sue (husband, Scott) Fish Murfreesboro, Tennessee
and their children: Alison and Amy Fish

1-Brother: Richard Lewis (wife, Edith) Miller Altamont, Illinois

7 Grandchildren and 3 Great Grandchildren, several nieces and nephews.

He was preceded in death by his: Parents: Elmer Herbert Miller
Sophia Louise Yagow-Miller

1-Infant Son: Mark David Miller
1-Brother: Franklin Miller

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Previous Events

Visitation

Friday

15

Dec

4:00 PM 12/15/2017 4:00:00 PM - 7:00 PM 12/15/2017 7:00:00 PM
Kull Funeral Home Altamont

114 West Washington Ave.
Altamont, IL 62411

Visitation one hour before funeral service as well.

Kull Funeral Home Altamont
114 West Washington Ave. Altamont 62411 IL
United States

Service

Saturday

16

Dec

11:00 AM 12/16/2017 11:00:00 AM
Immanuel Lutheran Church

203 E Division St
Altamont, IL 62411

Immanuel Lutheran Church
203 E Division St Altamont 62411 IL
United States

Cemetery Details

Location

Immanuel Lutheran Cemetery Final Resting Place
United States

Memorial Contribution

Immanuel Lutheran Church

203 E Division St
Altamont, IL 62411

American Legion Post #512

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