Miller, Jeffery Kenneth, Freeland, Michigan

Passed away suddenly aboard the M.V. American Century Saturday, November 12, 2011, age 55 years. Jeff was born in South Gate, California July 12, 1956 the son of Shirley (Anderson) Miller and the late Robert G. Miller. He is a graduate of Ludlow High School, Ludlow, Massachusetts. He attended Massachusetts Maritime Academy, graduating with an engineering degree. He worked for the American Steamship Co. for over 30 years, many as a Chief Engineer below decks. He married Denise Basner July 17, 1982 and she survives him. Jeff was a loving husband, father and son with a great sense of humor. He will be greatly missed. In addition to his wife and mother, Jeff is survived by two sons, Jacob and Matthew Miller; three siblings, Robert (Carol) Miller, Clinton Township, MI, Julie (Larry) Cote, Carrollton Township, MI and Brad (Karen) Miller, Jackson, MI; eight nieces and nephews; 5 great nieces and nephews and many cousins. Jeff was predeceased by his father, Robert G. Miller. The funeral service will take place on Thursday, November 17, 2011 at 11:00 a.m. at St. Mark Lutheran Church, 2565 N. Miller Road. Rev. Edward A. Meyer will officiate. Friends may visit with the family Wednesday from 2:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m. at W. L. Case & Company, 201 N. Miller Road, and at church on Thursday from 10:00 a.m. until time of the service. In lieu of flowers, the family requests donations to St. Mark Lutheran Church.