Louise Alma Miller

September 26, 1918 ~ August 9, 2020 (age 101)


Louise Alma Miller, 101, of Albuquerque, NM, stepped into Heaven on August 9, 2020. 

Louise was a loving and giving person who always had a cute little grin on her face.  Even though she experienced physical challenges in the past few years, she had a way of making everyone smile as she always knew how to play and have fun.  To sum it up, Louise was a BLESSING to everyone with whom she came into contact.

Louise was born in Van Wert, OH on September 26, 1918 to Adolph and Bertha (Wild) Oechsle.  At the age of 10, upon her mothers death, Louise, along with her two older brothers, were placed in the care of the Marsh Foundation in Van Wert.  After high school graduation, she married the love of her life, Keith LaVan Miller in Cheyenne, WY, just before Keith was shipped overseas for World War ll.  After the war, Keith and Louise settled in Van Wert, OH until Keith's insurance career moved them to Lawrence, IN; Greenfield, IN, Fountain City, IN, and then, Indianapolis, IN.  Upon retirement, they moved back to their hometown of Van Wert, OH.

Louise is survived by two sons: David Miller (wife, Denise Frisoni Miller) of Placitas, NM and Donald Miller (wife, Rebekah Cross Miller) of Lake Mary, FL, as well as 3 grandchildren:  Michelle Miller Pierson (husband, Dr. John Pierson) of Charlston, WV, Justin Miller (wife, Melody Brooks Miller) of Angola, IN, and Jonathan Miller (wife, Cristina Genualdi Miller) of Lake Mary, FL, as well as 7 great-grandchildren;  William Pierson, Ava Pierson, Adrianna Pierson, Olivia Miller, Ruby Miller, Gemma Miller, and Giuliana Miller.  She also had 5 step grand-children; Matthew Connelly (wife, Heather Burton Connelly of Fort Wayne, IN, Lisa Connelly Richard (husband, Jerry Richard) of Puyallup, CA, Kathleen Connelly Bob (husband, Jan Bob) of Felton, CA, Elizabeth Connelly Arndt ( husband, Phillip Arndt) of Albuquerque, NM, and Colleen Connelly Dunn (Jed Dunn) of Missoula, MT, as well as 14 step grandchildren; Emerson Connelly, Cameron Connelly, Savannah Jacquay, Sam Jacquay,  Sage Jacquay, Saxton Jacquay, Braden Richard, Max Richard, Denise Bob, Helena Bob, Addison Arndt, Liberty Arndt, Alannah Dunn and Amelia Dunn. 

Louise was preceded in death by her father, Adolph Oechsle, of Indianapolis, IN, her mother, Bertha Wild Oechsle, of Van Wert, OH, her husband, Keith Miller of Van Wert, OH and her brothers, Ralph Oechsle of Greencastle, IN and Don Oechsle of Greencastle, IN.

Louise will be greatly missed by all.  But, for those who believe in Jesus, death is not an ending but rather a beginning.  It is not defeat, but victory.  "For me to live is Christ, and to die is gain."

A service will be held at 10:30 AM Friday, October 16, 2020 at Brickner Funeral Home.  Burial will follow at King Cemetery, Middle Point, OH.  


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