Robert "Bob" Miller, 92, passed away Monday, April 10, 2017, at Century Villa Health Care in Greentown. He was born in Milwaukee, Wisconsin, on March 30, 1925, to the late Frank J. Miller and Evangeline (Hamann) Miller.
Following high school in Milwaukee, Bob attended the University of Wisconsin in Madison and earned his bachelor's, master's and Ph.D. degrees in electrical engineering. He was a member of Triangle Fraternity.
Bob married LaVerne Boyle in 1948, and she preceded him in death in 1978. In 1980, he married Ruth Singer, and she preceded him in death in 2012.
Bob moved to Kokomo after college to work as an engineer at Delco Electronics, where he worked from 1957 to 1985, retiring as director of reliability and quality control. He received several patents for his work in developing automotive electronic products. He was a very active member in the community, being involved with the Kokomo Engineering Society, the Howard Community Hospital Foundation Board, and served on and was president of the YMCA Board. He belonged to First Evangelical Presbyterian Church in Kokomo. Bob was always involved in a project, and also liked to read and spend time with his family.
Along with his community involvement activities, Bob was a member of several honorary and professional organizations. He belonged to IEEE and Tau Beta Pi. He was recognized as a distinguished alumni by the School of Electrical Engineering, University of Wisconsin Madison.
Bob is survived by three daughters, Pat (Jim) Himelick, Susie (Kevin) Curry and Nancy (Chuck) Joffee; six grandchildren, Nate (Kerry) Himelick, Melissa Himelick, Robert (fiancee Jordan) Curry, Bradley (Christine) Curry, Jamie Joffee and Ben Joffee; and one great-grandson, Aiden Himelick.
In addition to his wives and parents, Bob was preceded in death by a sister, who died at a young age.
A visitation for Bob will be from 9:30 to 11:30 a.m. Saturday, April 15, at the First Evangelical Presbyterian Church in Kokomo. There will be a funeral service immediately following the visitation, and then Bob will be laid to rest in Sunset Memory Garden Cemetery.
Donations in his name can be made to the Robert F. Miller Scholarship Fund through the Community Howard Hospital Foundation or to First Evangelical Presbyterian Church.
Published on April 12, 2017