Ralph Miller, Jr. (68) of Altamont


Published on February 23 2013 8:34 am

Ralph Miller, Jr., 68, of Altamont, died at 7 a.m. Friday, February 22, 2012 at his home surrounded by his family.

Funeral services will be held at 11 a.m. Tuesday, February 26, 2013 at the Altamont Christian Church with Shannon Bopp officiating. Visitation will be from 4-7 p.m., Monday, February 25, 2013 at the Altamont Christian Church and for one hour prior to service time. Burial will follow at Union Cemetery, Altamont with military rites by Gieseking-Schwerdtfeger V.F. W. Post # 7676, Altamont. Memorials may be made to Altamont Christian Church or Lincolnland Hospice. Online condolences may be expressed by clicking here.

Gieseking Funeral Home, Altamont is assisting the family with arrangements.

Ralph was born on December 12, 1944 in Terre Haute, IN to Ralph, Sr. and Katherine (Myers) Miller. He graduated from Gerstmeyer Technical High School, Terre Haute, IN in 1963, was an Army Veteran serving from 1963-1967. He married Linda Startz on March 22, 1969 in Thornton, IL. He was a retired signal inspector with the Union Pacific Railroad, an active member of the Altamont Christian Church, member of Mill Road Threshermen Association, a volunteer with the Effingham County Fair, member of the Brotherhood of Railroad Signalman, and was also an avid Hoosier fan.

He is survived by his wife, Linda, sons, Charlie Miller and wife Penny and Tim Miller and his wife Dianna both of Altamont. His brother, Steve Miller and his wife Linda of Terre Haute, IN. His sisters, Betty Mattick and her husband Charles of Rosedale, IN and Helen Monroe of Terre Haute, IN. His sister-in-law, Janet Miller of Lehigh Acres, FL. His grandchildren; Kayla Sain and her husband Jaz of Altamont, Tabby Harada and her husband Greg of Spokane, WA, Ashley Miller of Effingham, Jacob Miller and Caden Miller both of Altamont.

He was preceded in death by his parents, his brother Gary and his brother-in-law, Steve Monroe.