Fern L. (Schaadt) Miller

May 27, 1931 ~ May 9, 2022 (age 90)


Fern Lucile Miller, 90, of Van Wert passed away at 8:45 a.m., Monday, May 9, 2022 at Hearth & Home, Van Wert, Ohio.

She was born on May 27, 1931, in Van Wert County, Ohio the daughter of the late Walter Edwin Schaadt and Emma Marie (Kiehl) Schaadt. Fern married Harold W. Miller on October 29, 1955 at St. Paul’s United Church of Christ, he passed away on October 10, 2021.

Family survivors include his three children, Steven W. Miller of Van Wert, Vicki L. (Thomas) Clark of Spokane, Washington and Deanna (David) Ray of Van Wert; five grandchildren, Michael (Abby) Clark, Josh (Morella) Ray, Shelley (Nick) Fischer, Amy (Patrick) Soares da Rocha and Danielle Ray and three great grandchildren; one brother, Dale F. (Ruth) Schaadt.

She was preceded in death by her three brothers, Ervin L. Schaadt, Romy W. Schaadt and Norman J. Schaadt; three sisters, Virginia L. LeValley, Lola Maire Woods and Pauline Marjorie McGarvey.

Fern was a homemaker, a member of Grace Bible Church and a 1949 graduate of Convoy High School. She loved spending time with her grandchildren and family.

Services will be held at 10:00 a.m., Saturday, May 14, 2021, at Cowan & Son Funeral Home with Pastors Lance Hostetler and David Ray officiating. Calling hours are 4:00-7:00 p.m., on Friday at the funeral home, Van Wert and one hour of calling on Saturday before the service. Interment will take place at Woodland Cemetery, Van Wert.

Preferred memorials are to the Grace Bible Church or to Modern Day in support YWAM missionary Amy Soares da Rocha, Fern’s granddaughter.

Expressions of sympathy may be forwarded at, Tribute Wall.

To send flowers to the family or plant a tree in memory of Fern, please visit our floral store.


May 13, 2022

4:00 PM to 7:00 PM
Cowan & Son Funeral Home
616 South Washington Street
Van Wert, OH 45891

Funeral Service
May 14, 2022

10:00 AM
Cowan & Son Funeral Home
616 South Washington Street
Van Wert, OH 45891

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