Murray A. Miller Obituary

Murray A. Miller, 89, of Berrien Springs, passed away peacefully at home surrounded by family on July 8, 2022, after a brief illness.

Murray was born on December 10, 1932, to Myron & Blanche (Bays) Miller in Baroda, MI. He graduated from Baroda High School and then enlisted in the United States Marine Corp. He proudly served his country in the Korean War from 1952 until being honorably discharged in 1954. After serving, he was acknowledged with 10 different medals, the most meaningful being the Purple Heart for wounds received during combat. He was a Life Member of Baroda American Legion Post 345.

On June 26, 1954, Murray married the love of his life Lois Koebel at Hinchman United Methodist Church in Berrien Springs. Murray began working for his father at Miller Equipment a farm implement dealership which later sold Buick automobiles in Baroda. He was a truck driver and later supervisor of the repair shop. Being a hard worker, Murray later owned and operated his own farm, growing grain and grapes for National Grape Co-op. In his spare time, he liked to hunt deer and fish for salmon and bass. He and Lois spent many winters at their home in Lake Wales, Florida making numerous new friends. They also traveled, taking cruises to the Caribbean and many trips to Alaska with family and friends.

Murray is survived by his wife of 68 years Lois Miller; children, Glenn Miller of White Cloud, MI, Jeannie (Tim) Bagley of Aurora, CO, Laura Kirk of St. Joseph, and Patsy Miller of Berrien Springs; grandchildren, Lydia Bagley, Wesley Kirk, Emily Bagley, and Madeleine Bagley; brother, Don (Judy) Miller of Stevensville; and sister-in-law, Janice Miller of Bridgman. Murray was preceded in death by his parents and brother, Lowell Miller.

Family and friends are welcome at the visitation on Tuesday, July 26, 2022, from 5PM until 8PM, at Stark & Menchinger Chapel, 2650 Niles Rd., St. Joseph. A service will be held on Wednesday, July 27, 2022, Pastor Bill Zebell officiating. Memorial contributions may be made to Berrien Community Foundation: Veterans Support Endowment, 2900 S State Street #2E, St. Joseph, MI 49085. Those wishing to leave an online condolence may do so at Arrangements have been entrusted to Starks & Menchinger Chapel, 269-556-9450.