Francis R. “Frank” Miller, 89, of Aurora, Illinois passed away September 14, 2022 at his home surrounded by his loving family. He was born April 27, 1933 in Aurora, Illinois to Joseph and Marie (Ambre) Miller.
Frank was a lifelong resident of Aurora and a devoted member of Holy Angels Church.
He was a proud U.S. Army veteran of the Korean War.
Frank was a 1947 graduate of St. Joseph Grade School and a 1951 graduate of Marmion Military Academy. He received the prestigious Marmion Centurion Award for longtime public and community service. He earned a degree from Aurora College in 1961 as a member of the first night school class. He went on to serve as a member of the board of trustees.
He was employed by Illinois Bell-Ameritech from 1952 until his retirement in 1990. He held numerous positions starting as a payphone coin collector and ending his career as the Community Relations Manager for Fox Valley.
Frank was a dedicated public servant, recognized by others as a man of principles whose focus was always the betterment of all. He was a member of the Kane County Board for more than twenty years, serving as chairman for eight, and was recognized for his commitment with the naming of the Orchard Road underpass as the “Frank R. Miller Transportation Plaza”. He was a member of numerous service organizations and served as president of the Jaycees, Miss Illinois Pageant, and the Aurora Evening Lions Club. Additionally he served on numerous boards including the Community Foundation, Rosary High School, Senior Services Associates, Fox Valley Park District Foundation, the RTA and RTA Pension Trust as chairman, just to name few.
Survivors include his beloved wife of sixty seven years Marianne (Millen) Miller; three daughters, Julie (Jonathan) Peterson, Karen (Todd) Duffield, Laurie (Ian) Miller-McNeill, four grandchildren, Stefan (Lindsay) Peterson, Anika (her fiancée Edin Sisic) Peterson, Samuel (Emily) Duffield, Joseph (Elena) Duffield; two great grandchildren, Livia Peterson, Silas Duffield; two sisters, Sr. Mary Louise Miller, OSF, Sr. Jo Ann Miller, OSF; a brother, Robert (Ann) Miller; many nieces, nephews and cousins.
He was preceded in death by his parents, and his brother, Richard Miller.
The Miller family would like to offer their heartfelt thanks to his longtime caregiver Cindy for the many years of loving care, and to the staff of Best Elder Home Care especially LaTonya, Alma, Danielle, Dani and Juana.
Frank was a loving and devoted husband, father, grandfather and great grandfather, he will be dearly missed by all who loved him.
Funeral services will be held Friday, September 23, 2022 at 9:30 AM from THE DALEIDEN MORTUARY to Holy Angels Church at 10:00 AM; Fr. Dean Smith will officiate with interment at Mt. Olivet Cemetery.
Visitation will be held Thursday, September 22, 2022 from 3:00 PM until 7:00 PM at with a liturgical wake service at ??:?? PM at THE DALEIDEN MORTUARY, 220 North Lake Street, Aurora, IL 60506. (630) 631-5500.
Please visit our interactive website at www.daleidenmortuary.com where you may sign the guest book or leave condolences for Frank’s family.
In lieu of flowers memorial contributions may be made in Frank’s name to the Community Foundation of the Fox River Valley’s Frank & Marianne Miller Endowment Fund, PO Box 4786, Aurora, IL 60507-4786 cffrv.fcsuite.com, Aurora University, 347 S. Gladstone Avenue Aurora, Illinois 60506-4892, or Marmion Academy, 1000 Butterfield Road Aurora, IL 60502.
Published by Beacon News on Sep. 18, 2022.