Jack Warren Miller

Jack Warren Miller of Oregon, Ohio died peacefully at the age of 89 on Friday, September 23, 2022. The youngest of ten children, Jack was born to Dewey and Anita (Couture) Miller on August 23, 1933, in Toledo, Ohio. He attended Woodward High School and graduated in 1951. Shortly after that he enlisted in the United States Army and proudly served his country during the Korean War. Upon discharge from the Army, he began working for the railroad at CSX, where he worked just shy of 40 years. He was known as Elvis amongst his co-workers. He would often volunteer for Sunday work because it paid triple-time, even if he was on vacation, or was scheduled to be off. That was just a glimpse into his dedication to his family.
He met his first wife Sue Lautzenheiser and they were married in 1958. In their 47 years of marriage, they added 6 children to their beautiful family. Everyone knew he was the provider, supporter, and calming force in their hectic life. From Catholic education to multiple sporting activities per child, Jack paved the way for Sue’s driving force. He would coach the kids in just about any sport, but his love for volleyball, softball and CYO basketball topped the list. You could always count on his quirky sense of humor to lighten the intense moments of life. His kids credit their father as the originator of the “Dad Joke”. No pun was off limit and no joke was too corny.
When Sue became ill, Jack was her main caregiver for several years until she sadly passed away in 2005. This was a sad and difficult time for the whole family. Jack was blessed with a second wonderful marriage to Kathy Justus, who had recently lost her husband. They were married in 2007 and had 15 wonderful years together.
Throughout his entire life, Jack’s gentle and soft-spoken nature reigned. He loved to volunteer with St. Vincent DePaul, Mercy St. Charles Hospital, and St. Thomas Catholic church where he was a lector. His light could not be dimmed, and he always had a song in his heart. His love for dancing, singing, and bringing joy to others was incredible. He sang with the Swiss Singers, in his church choir and at the Oregon Nursing Home. His sense of duty to God, country and family was unparalleled. He led by example with selfless devotion to all he loved.
Jack’s memory will be cherished by his wife, Kathy Miller; children Diane (Paul Grasso) Miller, Michael J. (Lori) Miller, Steven D. (Cassie) Miller, Elizabeth (Bob) Knisel, David W. (Kimberly) Miller, Scott E. (Linnet) Miller, Diane (John) Piotrowski, Dan (Fiona) Vail, Cathy Vail; 18 grandchildren and 25 great-grandchildren, and many nieces and nephews.
The family will welcome visitors on Thursday, September 29, 2022, from 3 pm – 8 pm with a sharing of memories beginning at 7:30 pm at Walker Funeral Home-Oregon Chapel (3500 Navarre Ave.). Visitation will continue at Epiphany of the Lord (St. Thomas Aquinas) Catholic Church on Friday, September 30, 2022, from 10 am-11 am with a funeral mass beginning at 11 am. Interment will follow at Restlawn Cemetery.
In lieu of flowers the family asks you consider a gift to Hospice of NW Ohio or St. Thomas Catholic Church for masses in memory of Jack Miller.


The Press

The Press
1550 Woodville Road
Millbury, OH 43447

(419) 836-2221

Email Us

Facebook Twitter

Ohio News Media Association