Mr. Charles E. Miller, Galesburg Chapel

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.

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7 Guestbook Entries to “Mr. Charles E. Miller, Galesburg Chapel”

  1. Heaven is getting a good guy😇
    ❤ & miss you dad.

  2. Our Blessings to Tim, Julie and all the family.
    He certainly had an interesting life

  3. My condolences to the Miller family, Dixie Tim, Tracy, Julie, James at this difficult time. 3 things of the many that I remember about Charlie, the fantastic trip to Canada and fishing on Lake Erie and deep frying turkeys at the Wunder Y so many times. My prayers are with all of you and may Charlie rest in peace and may the light from heaven shine on all of you. Heaven has another angel now! RIP Charlie Miller I WILL MISS YOU! Roger

  4. I’m so sorry for your loss. I have many fond memories of Charlie. Take care.

  5. Charlie was a very pleasant man who enjoyed talking about his kids and grandkids; he always had a smile when you approached him or greeted him…he will be missed. Sorry for your great loss..May God Be With You in your time of need.
    “When I am gone…”
    “When I come to the end of my journey and I travel my last weary mile, just forget if you can, that I ever frowned, and remember only the smile. Forget unkind words I have spoken, remember some good I have done, forget that I ever had heartache, and remember I’ve had loads of fun. Forget that I have stumbled and blundered, and sometimes fell by the way, remember I have fought some hard battles, and won, ‘ere the close of the day. Then forget to grieve for my going, I would not have you sad for a day, but in summer just gather some flowers, and remember the place where I lay. If you come by in the evening, when the sun paints the sky in the west,
    Stand for a moment beside me, and remember only my best.”

  6. Dixie and Family — I am so sorry to hear of your loss. It was good to get to know you and Chuck at Hope Creek. I could usually get a smile out of him. I would ask him how he was doing and he would always say, “Oh, pretty good,” and then smile. You and your family are in my prayers, Dixie.

  7. Thinking of you Dixie from Dawn and Chuck Van Dell

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