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Ralph Miller, Jr.


Place of Service
Altamont Christian Church

Time of Service
11:00 a.m.
Tuesday, February 26, 2013

Officiated By
Shannon Bopp

Place of Visitation
Altamont Christian Church
Monday, February 25, 2013

Time of Visitation
4:00 to 7:00 p.m.
And for one hour prior to service time

Union Cemetery

Ralph Miller, Jr.

Dec. 12, 1944 - Feb. 22, 2013

Ralph Miller, Jr., 68 of Altamont, died at 7:00 a.m., Friday, February 22, 2013 at his home surrounded by his family.

Funeral Services will be held at 11:00 a.m., Tuesday, February 26, 2013 at the Altamont Christian Church with Shannon Bopp officiating. Visitation will be from 4:00 to 7:00 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 at

Ralph was born on Tuesday, 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.

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  • Dan & Stanita Rodabaugh - Louisville, KY
    Feb. 26, 2013

    Dear Linda and family, Betty, Helen, Steve,  We were so sorry to hear of Ralph's passing.  However, we know he is with his Lord and that we too will see him again in heaven.  I recall the last time I saw you was at Ralphs mom's funeral.  We had so many wonderful times together growning up and your family was such a big part of our family and a blessing to my dad's ministry in Terre Haute.  You are in our prayers and may our Lord's love and peace be with you. 

  • Amy Mayhaus family
    Feb. 26, 2013

    I am so sorry for your families loss Tim. We will keep you in our thoughts and prayers.

  • Colleen Gieseking Kelly
    Feb. 25, 2013

    Linda, Charlie, Tim and their families: my thoughts and prayers go out to all of you in the hope that you find the strength you need during this time of change and transition in your lives.

  • Linda Smith
    Feb. 25, 2013

    Our thoughts and prayers go out to your family during this time of loss. 

  • Pat Voelker-Vittetow
    Feb. 25, 2013

      Please know Altamont won't be the same without seeing Ralph at McDonald's. I have such wonderful memories of you and your family. I can't accept that Ralph is gone, but know I, along with many others, are praying for you and your family. Deepest Sympathy.

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