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August "Gus" L. Miller

December 4, 1937 — April 1, 2024

Helena

August "Gus" Lawrence Miller, 86, of Helena, was called home by God on the morning of Monday, April 1, 2024. He was born on December 4, 1937 on the Miller family Century Farm in Millersville Ohio, to the late Arthur and Mary (Corl) Miller. 

 

Gus was a 1955 graduate of St. Joseph High School. He went on to work as an electrician with the Whirlpool Corporation until his retirement in 2001. 

 

He met his wife Patricia (Rock) Miller in 1958 through the Fremont Catholic Adult social club. They were married on July 4, 1959 at Clyde, St Mary's Catholic parish, and have shared over 64 years of memories together. 

 

Gus led a life of service to others. He was known for his charitable nature and love of helping others.

 

Gus was a faithful member of St. Mary Catholic Parish in Millersville. He distributed communion to the sick at their homes and care centers for many years, and was a member of the organ choir for over 40 years. His church family will always remember Gus singing and playing his violin at Christmas Masses. 

 

He was a 50 year participant of the Cursillo movement of the Toledo Diocese and was involved in numerous Leadership positions over the years. Gus also served on the parish council, was a member of the St. Joseph School Board, a member of the Knights of Columbus, and was president of Whirlpool Community Charities. 

 

When he wasn't serving his community, Gus enjoyed playing his violin in the local Irish band Mulligan Stew for many years, along with his family and friends. He was also an avid golfer, card player, and was a proud Midwest Cornhusker Champion.

 

The Miller family patriarch, Gus was humbled and dedicated to preserving their family farm. He and Pat joyfully hosted over 100 relatives for the annual Miller Reunion on the farm last July. 

 

Left to cherish his memory are his wife, Patricia; children, Gregory (Cheryl) Miller of Helena, Kathleen Caraway of Helena, Christine (Andrew) Swartz of Ponte Vedra Beach, FL, and Robert (Patty) Held of Redmond, OR; grandchildren, Jessica Gurkan (Emir), Nicole Miller, Tyler Caraway (Mikayla Dick), Sam Swartz, and Lauren Swartz; many great grandchildren; brothers, Stephen Miller of Tiffin, George (Carol) Miller of Burgoon, Jerry (Shirley) Miller of Fremont, and Ken (Melissa) Miller of Fremont; sisters, Teresa (Bob) D'Orazio of Grand Rapids, MI, Marti Ryan of Fremont, Viola (Mark) Rumschlag of Tiffin, and Marian Miller of Fremont; sister-in-law, Helen Miller of Tiffin; and many nieces, nephews, and beloved friends. 

 

Gus is preceded in death by his two sons, Timothy and Jonathan Miller; siblings, Agnes (Joe) Zobin, Phil Miller, Howard Miller, and Frederick Miller; sister-in-law, Marilyn Miller, and brother-in-law, Michael Ryan. 

 

Visitation for Gus will be held on Thursday, April 4 from 2:00pm-4:00 and 6:00pm-8:00pm at the Herman-Veh Funeral Home & Crematory, Gibsonburg with a prayer vigil beginning at 7:30pm. A Funeral Mass will be held the following day, Friday, April 5 at St. Mary Catholic Parish, Millersville beginning at 10:30AM. Burial will follow at St. Mary Catholic Cemetery, Millersville. Services will be live-streamed via Gus's obituary page at HermanFH.com for those who cannot be in attendance. 

 

Donations in August's name may be made to St. Mary Catholic Parish, Millersville. 

 

Herman-Veh Funeral Home & Crematory, Gibsonburg is honored to be assisting the Miller family during this difficult time. 
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Visitation

Thursday, April 4, 2024

2:00 - 4:00 pm (Eastern time)

Herman-Veh Funeral Home & Crematory

319 W. Madison St., Gibsonburg, OH 43431

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Visitation

Thursday, April 4, 2024

6:00 - 8:00 pm (Eastern time)

Herman-Veh Funeral Home & Crematory

319 W. Madison St., Gibsonburg, OH 43431

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Mass

Friday, April 5, 2024

10:30 - 11:30 am (Eastern time)

St. Mary's Catholic Church

865 OH-635, Helena, OH 43435

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Friday, April 5, 2024

11:45am - 12:15 pm (Eastern time)

St. Mary's Cemetery

, Millersville, OH 43435

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