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Richard Miller Sr

April 11, 1941 — November 4, 2020

Van Wert

RIchard Marcus Miller Sr, "Boots", 79, of Van Wert, passed away at 9:40 PM on November 04, 2020 at Van Wert Health ER. He was born on April 11, 1941, in Coldwater, OH, to the late Edward H. and Estella (Roth) Miller. On October 19, 1968, he married the love of his life, Frieda

A 1961 graduate of Coldwater High School, Richard enlisted in the United States Army. and retired from National Seal after many years. He also attended First Friends Church.

Richard enjoyed singing and dancing, country western and rock n roll music, and crossword puzzles. He was an avid Buckeyes fan who loved vintage cars and attending car shows, a love he passed on to his daughter. But most of all, Richard cherished the time he got to spend with his grandchildren.

He is survived by his daughter, Cathie (John) Malone of Middle Point; son, Rick Miller of Archbold; brothers: Gene (Karen) Miller of Sandusky and Robert (Gloria) Miller of Coldwater; as well as his grandchildren: Alexis Miller, Courtney Minyoung and Elijah Malone.

In addition to his parents, Richard was preceded in death by his wife, Frieda.

The family will receive friends from 4 to 7 PM on Monday, November 9, 2020 at Alspach-Gearhart Funeral Home & Crematory. Richard will be interred privately next to his wife in Woodland Cemetery.

Although family and friends are invited to attend Boot's visitation and services, we continue to be cautious and concerned for those who are most vulnerable. We strongly urge everyone to remain vigilant and respect the well-being of the family members and friends. Attendees are asked to observe social distancing, refrain from close physical contact, and wear facial coverings as required by state mandate.

Richard made the generous chose to give the gift of life through organ and tissue donation.

In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions in RIchard`s memory may be sent to Challenged Higher Drop-In Center, 407 N Franklin St, Van Wert, OH 45891

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Arrangements have been entrusted to Alspach-Gearhart Funeral Home & Crematory, 722 S Washington Street, Van Wert, OH 45891.

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Monday, November 9, 2020

4:00 - 7:00 pm (Eastern time)

Alspach-Gearhart Funeral Home

722 S Washington St, Van Wert, OH 45891

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