Funeral services for Herbert Fred Miller, 88, of Fairbury, will be held at 10 a.m. Thursday at Trinity Lutheran Church, Fairbury, with Pastor Edward Hudelson officiating. Burial will be in South Graceland Cemetery, Fairbury, with full military rites accorded by the Fairbury VFW and American Legion posts.
Friends may call from 5 to 7 p.m. today at Duffy-Pils Memorial Home, Fairbury, and from 9 to 9:45 a.m. Thursday at the church.
Mr. Miller died at 2:55 a.m. Sunday, July 15, 2018, at Evenglow Lodge, Pontiac.
Born Sept. 27, 1929, in Yates Township, McLean County, he was the son of Robert C. and Helen Kathrene (Burmeister) Miller. He married Joyleane Ann Richie on March 4, 1956, in Campus. She survives in Pontiac.
Other survivors include three sons, Eugene (Terri) Miller, Fairbury, Marvin (Darlene) Miller, Pontiac, Randall (Julie) Miller, Chenoa; six grandchildren; one stepgrandchild; and two stepgreat-grandchildren.
He is preceded in death by a sister, Ruth Bittner.
Mr. Miller served in the U.S. Army during the Korean War from May 30, 1951, to May 7, 1953.
He lived in Yates Township for nearly 65 years, while also serving as tax assessor and drainage commissioner. He farmed most of his life and last helped his sons with harvest in the fall of 2017. He was an accomplished woodworker and welder and was a member of the Fairbury VFW.
The family suggests memorials be given to SELCAS, Fairbury.
Online condolences may be left at www.duffypilsmemorialhome.com.