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Gerold Miller

March 27, 1939 — May 13, 2022

Mr. Gerold Miller, age 83, of Napoleon, passed away peacefully on May 13, 2022.  Gerold was born March 27, 1939 to Mia (Pfiffner) Miller and Benno Pfiffner in Augsburg, Germany.  Gerold came to the United States in 1947.  His mother, Mia, married Edmond Miller in 1948 and helped raise Gerold.  He became a US citizen in 1955. Gerold graduated from Napoleon High School in 1958 and then joined the United States Air Force, serving his country for 8 ½ years.  Gerold was proud to say while serving in the Air Force he met President John F. Kennedy and shook his hand.  Gerold worked a few jobs before making his career as a truck driver of 36 ½ years, retiring in 2007 at 68.

Gerold is survived by his wife of 51 years, Charlean Miller; children: Mia (Kevin) Miller-Thome, Curtis Altaffer and Edward Altaffer; grandchildren: Cindy (Tim) Cieslak, Branden Klingshirn, David Vanderwarker, Morgen Littleton-Miller, Brandee Littleton-Miller, Megan (Nathan) Meade, John (Abby) Altaffer, Angel Altaffer, Paige Altaffer, Ashley Altaffer and Veronica (Randy) Miller; 8 great grandchildren; a brother, Walter (Peggy) Miller; 2 nephews; 2 nieces and cousins.  He was preceded in death by his father, mother, step father, grandparents, aunts, uncles, son and 2 grandchildren.

Service will be private.

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