Michael L Miller

  • Born: December 26, 1948
  • Died: July 7, 2021
  • Location: Wonder Lake, Illinois

Colonial Funeral Home & Crematory

591 Ridgeview Drive
McHenry, IL 60050

Tel. (815) 385-0063

Tribute & Message From The Family

Loving Husband, Father, Grandfather, Uncle and Friend

Michael L. Miller, age 72, of Wonder Lake, passed away peacefully surrounded by his family, on Wednesday, July 7, 2021,at Journey Care in Barrington, IL.

Michael was born in Chicago, on December 26, 1948, the son of Lloyd and Ellen (Jones) Miller.

He Married the love of his life Barbara (Parker) Miller on July 1,1972.

Michael worked as a welder for many years. He was a US Army Veteran, an active member of the McHenry VFW, and the McHenry American Legion. He enjoyed spending time with his family, and he acquired the love for many hobbies in his spare time such as hiking, photography, and playing instruments. Education was very important, Michael in his lifetime he earned 2 doctorate degrees. He also had a passion for CB and Ham radio Communications. Michael will always be remembered for the way he was able to captivate a crowd with his great stories and jokes about his life adventures. He had a kind heart and the best sense of humor.

He is survived by his loving wife Barbara (Parker) Miller, his children; Andrew (Julia) Miller, Michael Miller Jr., and Rebecca (Derek) Pasternock. His grandchildren; Kiera Miller, Matthew Pasternock, Austin Pasternock, Jaxsen Pasternock, Katelyn Pasternock, and Ayden Pasternock, and many nieces and nephews.

He was preceded in death by his parents, Lloyd and Ellen (Jones) Miller, his son David Michael Miller, and his in-laws Russell and Dorothy Parker.

Visitation for Michael will be held from 4-8P.M., on Thursday, July 15, 2021, at Colonial Funeral Home, 591 Ridgeview Drive, McHenry, IL. A service will be held at 6:00PM in the funeral home chapel.

Inurnment with Military Honors will take place on Friday July 16,2021 2:00 P.M. at Ringwood Cemetery 4401 Ringwood Road, Ringwood, IL. 60072.

In Lieu of flowers, please send donations to Wounded Warrior Project in memory of Michael Miller.

For more information, call Colonial Funeral 815-385-0063


Condolence & Memory Journal

Michael began as my student at MCC and soon became my friend. I enjoyed our interesting and stimulating conversations. We were pretty much the same age and had similar experiences. He had a love of learning and helping others. I know that I am a better person for having known Mike. God bless his family.

Posted by Patrick Connolly - School   July 16, 2021

Mike was a great Bible Study teacher and will be missed in the right front row at WLBC Service with his beautiful wife and dog. Good to know that I will see him and the dog again. Hallelujah! My heart goes out to Barb and the kids.

Posted by Lynne Fiumetto Fiumetto - Wonder Lake, IL - Friend   July 10, 2021


Mike was a good friend for over 40 years. He will be missed. RIP, Mike.

Posted by Jerry Heien - Marengo, IL - Friend   July 10, 2021

My thoughts and prayers have been with you all through these most difficult of times. He will truly be missed. Much love, Cousins. Rest well, Mike, Auf Wiedersehen.

Posted by Kari Schwebke-Meikle - Nashville, TN - Family   July 10, 2021

Im so sorry for your loss. Your in my prayers.

Posted by Matthew Miller - Mchenry, IL - Acquaintance   July 10, 2021

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