Lonnie J. Miller, 73, of Grover Hill, passed away at 3:32 p.m., Thursday at Mercy Health in Lima, Ohio.
He was born on March 3, 1947, in Paulding County, the son of the late John C. and Rita (Thitoff) Miller. On October 14, 1966, he married the former Susan M. Ashbaugh who survives.
Other family members include his children, Rhonda Bates of Grover Hill, Tim (Jackie) Miller of Fort Jennings, and Tony (Staci) Miller of Grover Hill; and four grandchildren, Blake, Tristin, Morgan, and Kenley Miller.
Besides his parents, Lonnie was preceded in death by his father and mother-in-law, Alton and Phyllis Ashbaugh, a son-in-law, Bill Bates, a brother, James C. Miller; and a brother-in-law, Gayle Ashbaugh.
He was a 1965 graduate of Grover Hill High School and served in the United States Army. He was a life long farmer and a rural letter carrier out of Grover Hill for over 35 years. He was on the Paulding County Agricultural Society and a board member of 46 years. Lonnie was a member of the Grover Hill Lions Club, Paulding County Jr. Fair, and an honorary member of the Wayne Trace FFA Chapter. He was also involved with the Vantage FFA. He was a member of the V.F.W. Post 2873, Grover Hill. Lonnie enjoyed harness racing and most enjoyed time with his family, especially his grandchildren.
Services will be held at 10:30 a.m., Tuesday, March 17, 2020, at Cowan & Son Funeral Home with Pastor Rex Roth officiating. Interment will follow at Middle Creek Cemetery, south of Grover Hill where military rites will be conducted by the honor guard of V.F.W. Post 2873. Calling hours are 2- 8 p.m., Monday at the funeral home.
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