Robert R. “Bob” Miller, 86Robert R. “Bob” Miller, 86, of Hudson passed away on Sunday, March 1, at the American Heritage Care Center in Hammond. Bob was born to Raymond and Jean (Beggs) Miller on Sept. 23, 1922, in Hudson.
Robert R. “Bob” Miller, 86, of Hudson passed away on Sunday, March 1, at the American Heritage Care Center in Hammond.
Bob was born to Raymond and Jean (Beggs) Miller on Sept. 23, 1922, in Hudson. Bob attended school in Hudson and graduated from Hudson High School.
Bob later attended the University of Indiana for two years while in the service. Bob had an extensive career with the railroad, working for both the Chicago Northwestern and Union Pacific lines. Bob retired from the railroad in 1982 as a signal supervisor.
Bob was united in marriage to Mary Margaret Wink on April 6, 1942, at a ceremony in Belvidere, Ill., while Bob was serving in the Army. Bob was later deployed to the European Theatre, where he would serve his country during WWII. Their union in marriage would be blessed with a daughter, Carol. After 52 years together, Mary would precede Bob in death on Nov. 8, 1994.
Bob would later be united in marriage to Eunice (Simpson) Williamson on Jan. 8, 1998, at St. Patrick’s Catholic Church in Hudson.
If you knew Bob, you knew that he was a lifelong Minnesota Vikings fan. A personally autographed photo of coach Bud Grant was among one of his most prized memorabilia items. With Bob, you also knew that he was a loyal Democrat who loved to keep up on current events, as well as the stock market.
Bob also had a special place in his heart for Christmas and enjoyed the holiday season. Bob was charismatic and loved to have a good time amongst family and friends alike. He was always a good host and loved entertaining at his cabin on Yellow Lake. Many people had the privilege of sharing good moments and great laughs with Bob. Those moments and Bob will be missed by many.
Bob is survived by his wife, Eunice; daughter, Carol (Craig) Froke; grandson, Charles (Michaela) Froke; brothers, Sam Miller, Raymond Miller, and Jack (Lee) Miller; sisters, Catherine (Ray) Emmons, and Mary (John) Cameron; sister-in-law, Lois Miller; and many nieces, nephews, other relatives and close friends.
Bob was preceded in death by his first wife, Mary M. (Wink) Miller; parents, Ray and Jean; brother, Bill Miller; and sister, Margaret Miller.
Mass of Christian Burial for Bob Miller was at 11 a.m. on Thursday, March 5, at St. Patrick’s Catholic Church in Hudson.
Visitation was held one hour prior to services at the church and also on Wednesday evening from 4-7 p.m. at the O’Connell Family Funeral Home in Hudson.
In lieu of flowers, memorials are preferred to the St. Patrick’s Church Building Fund.
Interment was at St. Patrick’s Catholic Cemetery in Hudson. Casketbearers were Sam Cameron, Jim Obermueller, Bob Simpson, Jim Miller, Ray Emmons and Pat Laughnan.
The Hudson VFW and American Legion provided Bob with full military honors.
Services were entrusted to the O’Connell Family Funeral Home of Hudson.
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