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Samuel Miller Jr.

Samuel Miller Jr., 90, of Hanoverton passed away March 3, 2011, at Carroll Health Care Center.

Born June 28, 1920, in Hanoverton, he was a son of the late Samuel and Louise (Zumbrunnen) Miller.

He owned and operated Hanoverton IGA grocery store for over 20 years.  He and his wife, Mildred, worked hand-in-hand to make a success of the business and to raise their family.  They enjoyed extensive world travel after their retirement having crossed the Atlantic Ocean 19 times on their travels.  His curious mind and interest in how mechanical things worked led to his hobbies of restoring old cars, sports cars and motorcycles.  He had a strong spiritual sense and a deep faith in Christianity and was a life time member of Hanoverton Christian Church, serving as a deacon for many years.

He was a WWII veteran, having served in the United States Navy from 1943-1945.

He is survived by a daughter, Nancy (James) Bluntzer of Goliad, TX; sons, Samuel III (Bonnie) of Lyons, CO, James (Cheri) of Hampton, TN, and John (DeeDee) of Carrollton; five grandchildren; two great grandchildren and several nieces and nephews.

He was preceded in death by his wife of 55 years, the former Mildred Cunningham; two brothers, Louis Miller of Malvern and John Miller of Naples, FL; and two sisters, Helen Kibler of Minerva and Edith Hagan of Punta Gorda, FL.

Services will be held Monday, March 7 at 11 a.m. in Hanoverton Christian Church with Terry Lutz officiating.  Military services will be conducted by the local VFW, DAV and American Legion.  Calling hours will be on hour prior to the service.  Arrangements were under the care of Maple-Cotton Funeral Home in Kensington.

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