Gary Dean Miller


OREGON – Gary Dean Miller, age 82, passed away on Dec. 6, 2018 in his home with his wife by his side. Gary was born Nov. 19, 1936 in Mount Morris, the son of O’Kenneth and Myrtle June (Folk) Miller.

Gary graduated from Mount Morris High School class of 1954. He served in the United States Army from 1955 to 1957, where he was in the Amb Co. 4th Medic Battalion in Germany. Gary married Sharon K. Mitchell- Tillett on December 31, 1986 in Oregon. Gary worked for Ogle County Animal Control and Zoning, construction, fishing and hunting guide, and many other numerous jobs over his lifetime. Gary was an avid hunter, fisherman, gardener which many people purchased his tomatoes, he traveled to Argentina with his brother Marv, Canada, and many trips to South Dakota.

Gary is survived by his wife: Sharon “Dottie” Miller, Oregon; children: Gary (Denise) Miller Jr., Freeport; Brian Miller, Eufaula, OK; Bradley Hagelund, Checotah, Okla.; Ron (Gretchen) Tillett, Byron; Dawn (Dennis) Ankney, Chana; 11 grandchildren: Aaron Phillips, Jacob Miller, Jeremiah Miller, Matthew Miller, Brent Hagelund, Jarett Hagelund, Stephanie Smice, Hannah and Sarah Tillett, Daniel and Joshua Ankney; great grandchildren: Brayden, Blake, and Brody Miller, James Kunz , Savannah “Beanie” Smice; brother: Marvin (Juanita) Miller; sisters: Mary Ann (Keith) Glazier, and Kay (Kenny) Sorn; many nieces and nephews.

Gary is preceded in death by his parents, brother: Richard.

Memorial services were held on Tuesday, Dec. 11, 2018 at 11 a.m. in Finch Funeral Home, 405 East Hitt, Mount Morris. Visitation was held on Tuesday, Dec. 11, 2018 in Finch Funeral Home from 10 a.m. until service time.