22, 1949 ~ April 17, 2019
(Bill) Henry Miller II (70) died unexpectedly on April
17, 2019. He was born February 22, 1949, in Chicago,
Illinois, to Warren Krug Miller and Mille Marie
(Barthell) Miller. He lived in the Chicago suburbs
during the 1950s and early 1960s. Growing up the
oldest of 6 siblings, coupled with his Dad dying when
Bill was 15, created a responsibility path that lasted
the rest of his life. In July 1964 Mille moved her
kids to Barthellís Cabins in Larsmont. Grandma
Barthell retired and the Millers took over running the
Cabins. Bill entered Two Harbors High School in
September 1964 and graduated in 1967.
Bill accepted Jesus Christ as his Savior at a young
age and never strayed from that journey. He was active
in his church, Living Waters Fellowship, since moving
to Larsmont. During that time period he served on the
worship team, was a Bible teacher, was a lay pastor at
Barross Assisted Living Home, supported church
start-ups and missionaries, was a church Elder and
volunteered at Elijahís Pantry.
After high school Bill attended and graduated from
Bethany College of Missions in Bloomington, Minnesota,
including 2 years as a missionary in Puerto Rico. Then
he worked at Twin Ports Bible & Book House and
became Sunday School Curriculum Manager for decades.
In later years he worked in retail and contract
advertising sales. After retirement he worked part
time as a Public Access Camera Operator.
Bill was also active in non-church organizations. For
many years he was on the Governorís Council for
Minnesotaís Coastal Program and a board member for the
Duluth Womenís Care Center. For decades he was a
Chair, delegate, etc., for the Lake County Republican
Party. He also managed the security control
volunteers in Larsmont for Grandmaís Marathon over
many years. And he volunteered at the Neighbor to
Neighbor Thrift Store and drove Two Harbors area
veterans to their appointments.
Bill was preceded in death by his mother and father
and his sister, Holly-Beth Miller. He is survived by
his brother Tim (Lynette) Miller, children Drew Miller
and Elyse (Bobby) Wertis; his sister Patti (Bill)
Crone, children Kristin (Nick) Wharton, Justin
(Kristen) DeArruda and Katy DeArruda (Mike Martinez);
his brother Geoffrey (Sharon) Miller, children Jeremy
(Cassie) Miller, Kelsey Miller and step-children Chad
(Jen) Emery and Nina Emery; his brother Warren
(Susie) Miller, children Jesse (Kelsey) Miller and
Kiera (Billy) Wilson. Bill is also survived by 6
great-nieces and 6 great-nephews. Bill never married
but at times he was able to be a "dad" to some of his
many nieces and nephews.
Visitation and Memorial Service was on Saturday, April
27, 2019, at Living Waters Fellowship, 501 7th Avenue,
Two Harbors, MN. Cavallin Funeral Home
Harbors handled the arrangements.