Obituary: Mark S. Miller

Mark S. Miller, 54, died Monday, June 6, 2016, at Newton Medical Center. He was born Aug. 9, 1961, in Newton to Paul L. and Mary Ann (Hartenberger) Miller.Mark-Miller-Photo

He married Vicki Almond, and they later divorced and remained lifelong friends. Mark worked for more than 35 years at Bunting Magnetics in Newton. He attended First Church of God in Newton. Mark enjoyed tinkering around his house and being outside gardening, fishing and mowing. He also was a woodworker, and made and shared pictures frames and furniture with his friends and family.  Mark’s family was very important to him, and he was a friend to many and loving grandpa to Ashton, Joseph and Makenzie, whom he adored.

He is survived by his daughters Tina and her husband Steven Pearce of Fayetteville, N.C., and Krista Miller of Newton; brother Robert and his wife Cindy Miller of Newton; sister Robin Arellano of Newton; mother Mary Ann Miller of Newton; several nieces and nephews; and great-nieces and nephews.

He was preceded in death by his father, Paul Lee Miller, great-nephew Evan Lewis and brother-in-law Kevin Almond.

A celebration of Mark’s life will be at 6 p.m., Monday June 13, at First Church of God at Broadway and Fairview in Newton with Pastor Clint McBroom leading the celebration and remembrance time. Following the service, the family will receive friends at the church.

Memorials are suggested to Moundridge Valley Hope in care of Petersen Funeral Home.

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