79, of Moline, Ill. died Tuesday February 14, 2017 at 11:38 a.m. at Hope Creek Care Center in Moline, Ill. He was born November 7, 1937 in East Galesburg, Ill. the son of Floyd and Catherine Cannon Miller. He married Dixie J. Garfield on July 26, 1957 in Galesburg, Ill.
Charles is survived by his wife Dixie of Moline, Ill., one son Timothy and Julie Miller of Moline, Ill., one daughter Tracy and James Steffen of Rock Island, Ill., two grandchildren Lillian and Samuel Steffen, a nephew Steven Miller, several nieces and nephews, and a close neighbor Janet Brathall. He was preceded in death by his parents, one brother Maurice Miller and three sisters.
He attended Knoxville High School in Knoxville, Ill., He worked for International Harvester/Navistar in Springfield, Ohio for 30 years retiring in 1994. Charles followed the Chicago Cubs, Chicago Bears, he loved fishing and bowling and spending time with his grandchildren. He served in the National Guard for several years.
Cremation will be accorded with a graveside memorial service 11:30 a.m. Tuesday February 21, 2017 at Oak Lawn Memorial Gardens with Rev. James Ecklund officiating. In lieu of flowers memorials may be made to the American Stoke Association.