9/24/1953 – 1/28/2013
Kim I. Miller, age 59, of Stanton, passed away unexpectedly on Monday, January 28, 2013 at his home. He was born on September 24, 1953, the son of Charles & Lila (Perkins) Miller. Both parents have preceded him in death.
Kim was the loving brother of Marilyn & J. Kenneth Cerny of Cedar, Michigan, Lila Ann & Bill Barker of Kodiak, Alaska and Charles & Margaret Miller of Edmore, Michigan plus several nieces, nephews, great nieces and great nephews.
A lifelong resident of Stanton, Kim was presently the Magistrate at the 64 B District Court in Stanton, a position he has held for the past seventeen years. He was formerly a job search specialist for EightCap in addition to doing consulting work. He was an avid outdoorsman, hunter and a champion trap shooter. Spending time with his family was very important to him and he will be missed by his family.
Funeral services beginning at 11:00 A.M. will be held on Friday, February 1, 2013 at the First Congregational Church in Stanton with Pastor Jamey Nichols officiating. Interment will be at the Forest Hill Cemetery.
Visitation with the family will be held at the Simpson Family Funeral Home in Sheridan on Thursday evening, January 31st from 6:00 until 8:00 P.M.
For those desiring to do so, the family has suggested memorial considerations can be made to the First Congregational Church in Stanton. There will be envelopes available at the funeral home.
On 1/29/2013 Pat Miller said:
My condolences to the entire family. Such a sweet man that always took time to chit-chat with me. I remember when he was born. I know how you cared for your baby brother. God bless. Love, Pat
On 1/29/2013 Mike Krum said:
Oh, Kim, I just can’t believe it. I know it hasn’t sunk in yet and I’m not looking forward to it when it does. I woke up early this morning, couldn’t sleep. I thought back on our history together, the playground at Stanton Elementary, playing basketball in your driveway, graduation night at the Helms and Miller farms, fishing with you and my kids at the lake, golfing, solving all the worlds problems when I would stop by and visit for hours at a time….Even though we didn’t get together as often in recent years, I don’t want those times to be gone. I don’t have a lot of close friends Kim and you were in that close circle. The circle is getting smaller with you and Hosner now gone. You touched a lot of lives, my friend, my kids have that fishing trip to the farm entrenched in their childhood memories as they all caught really big ones and had so much fun. You are so very well respected in our small community and your big smile with those dimples and that hug when the get together was over are going to be sorely missed. I know these times have to come Kim, but why so early, why now? There was so much life yet to live. At one time when my kids were young, I asked you to look after them for me if something ever happen to me and you told me that you would. There aren’t too many that I would have asked to do that…Thank you Kim, for being a special person in my life, I love you like a brother and I will always remember you..sleep peacefully my friend..
On 1/29/2013 Jim Ward said:
My condolences to my cousins Marilyn, Lila Ann and Charles and their families. Cousin Kim and I always got together during deer hunting season and shared many a story and tips on how to bag “the big buck.” We had talked about doing a trip to Maine to research our Miller roots but couldn’t find the time. I will certainly miss him.
On 1/30/2013 Duane & Kam Prince said:
We are so sorry for your loss. He was a wonderful man and I have many fond memories of him. Even when things were tough for him, he was always so positive. Yet another one that is too young to go has left this world. May you all find the peace you need to deal with this tragedy. Our thoughts and prayers are with you all in this difficult time. Duane & Kami Prince Duane & Kami Prince & Family 1/30/2013
On 1/30/2013 Matthew Miller said:
Uncle Kim, to me you were more then an uncle, you were another father. I cannot thank you enough for all of the good advice you shared with me over the years. Your passing leaves a hole in my heart and I’m sure in the hearts of all who knew you. I will always remember you and I look forward to our next hunt.
On 1/30/2013 Jim & Lauri Zimmerman said:
Kim was a kind and caring man. When our son was going into the Air Force Kim made sure that they ran and worked out almost every evening so Chris would be ready to face bootcamp. He played basketball in our driveway with both of our sons. They just thought he was the coolest guy! As years passed and we didn’t see Kim as much he still went out of his way to talk when we ran into him. He recently told my youngest son how proud he was of him, which was their last conversation. A lasting memory for sure. Rest in peace kim you will be greatly missed.
On 1/30/2013 Karen Sampson Hudson said:
Chuck, Marilyn, Ann and families, We are so deeply saddened to hear of Kim’s passing. His warm, loving nature endeared him to everyone. He is remembered with much affection and his memory will be cherished.
On 1/30/2013 Marcella Steinke Fase said:
Dear Kim and family, There is something about Stanton that bonds a group of friends together forever. Growing up as kids, it could be because we rode bikes together, played at each others houses, or tried to hang out with each others older sisters and brothers. As teenagers, it could be because we went to football/basketball games, rode around in cars or sat in classrooms in school together. As adults, it could be because we call/email, join in on outings and reunions, or make contact when our parents pass. But no matter what, even though we may have gone in different directions, we all stayed in touch through connections with one another or face to face. I guess that is the “something” that Stanton has, our friends ARE our family. Kim, your 1971 classmates will miss you but you will always be remembered as a member of our family.
On 1/30/2013 Edward Senn said:
Dear Miller Family: On behalf of the Class of 1971, we send our sincere sympathy. We will cherish the memories of the good old days! Take care and God Bless all.
On 1/30/2013 Bremda Packard said:
I had the privilege of working with Kim for the last 13 years and am deeply saddened that we will no longer have our little chats and laughs. To Kims family I pray comfort and Gods peace during this heart breaking time. I still expect him to walk through the door at work and am grieved when it doesn’t happen. God bless.
On 1/31/2013 Mary Ann “Vrany” Badge said:
My Deepest Sympathies go out to the family of Kim Miller! Years ago I had the pleasure of Kim’s job search consulting job. He taught a class of Resume/Interviewing for former employees of Ore-Ida when it shut down!! What a nice man he was and funny at times also!! You will be missed by your family, community and those whose lives you touched! My heart, thoughts and Prayers go out to all of you.
On 1/31/2013 Dennis Dunlap said:
Dear Miller Family: I am so-o-o sorry for your loss. On Friday, I had lunch with Kim and we kidded each other, talked about his video footage, and he even showed some of the video footage. This footage was in regards to his employment workshops. He was a dear friend and I will miss his humor and desire to help others. Our families thoughts and prayer are with you at this time. May Kim enjoy the next part of his journey, 3D.
On 1/31/2013 Jarrod Rummel said:
I just want to thank you for everything you ever done for me. You always looked out for others before yourself. You taught me many things. It was an honor to know you. You will never be forgotten. Love and miss ya buddy.
On 1/31/2013 Penny (Ritter) Barber said:
I am so sorry to hear of Kims passing. I didnt know him real well but he always had a smile and friendly wave if I was out in the yard working or at the cemetary entrance caring for the flowers,he would stop and tell me how much he appreciates my work on the Cemetary Entrance here in Stanton. I will miss his smile and wave each day. Thinking of you!
On 2/1/2013 Kelly R. Langley said:
Kim and Family, You will be missed Kim, you were a sort of male role model for my sisters and I. I really looked up to you and was getting ready to pay you a visit so we could sit down and look at revising and compiling experiences into a one page resume. You are not going to make it to my graduation now that our Heavenly Father decided it was your time to go home. You were a special piece of our lives that was unique, as I have read in some of the messages above, that was who you were naturally. Well now that God has made you one of his angels, I have no doubt; you’ll be working for God and I pray that God sends you in a form of an angel to Emme and I as guidance of protection and love. Thanks for all the dedicated times you have made special for our family in the years passed. Blessings of healing from an unexpected loss of a great friend goes out to the family. Our family is feeling the pain of your loss. I regret that I could not make it to the funeral this afternoon. Rest In Peace In Your Heavenly Place Kim…. We send our love!!!
On 2/2/2013 Danny Stoneham said:
To the family of Kim MIller, I wanted to take a moment to extend my condolences to you at Kim’s death. Kim stood up for me in school on several occasions and was a true friend. When I just needed to talk, he was there. I too remember his smile and his genuineness. There was never any pretence with Kim. I always knew where I stood and I always knew I could depend on him if I needed him. I know that you are hurting and I pray that the knowledge of all the lives Kim touched will help ease your pain. Sadly I was gone for a week with no access to email or social media and by the time I returned the funeral was already over. I wish I could have been there. I am sorry for your loss and for the loss kim’s death is to all of us. Please be assured of my prayers for you. I miss you Kim!!