Joan L. (Rupp) Miller

February 26, 1931 ~ August 26, 2020 (age 89)


Joan L. Miller, age 89 of Ridgeville Corners, Ohio,  passed away early Wednesday morning, August 26, 2020 at CHP Defiance Area Inpatient Hospice Center. 
She was born on February 26, 1931 to Ralph and Wilma (Andrews) Rupp in Wauseon, Ohio. On June 28, 1952 she married Herb Miller, who preceded her in death on January 8, 2013. 
Joan was a faithful member of  St. Michael's Catholic Church. She treasured her time spent with good friends. She enjoyed  feeding birds and squirrels, but most of all being with her children, grandchildren and great-grandchildren. 
Joan will be sadly missed by her son, Brad Miller of Ridgeville Corners, OH, and her daughters, Sandy (Randy) Norden of Ridgeville Corners, OH, and Josette (Monte) Nofziger of Archbold, Ohio. She also leaves behind 8 grandchildren, 15 great-grandchildren, and her sister, Elaine (Ken) Harris of Defiance. 
In addition to her parents and husband, she was preceded in death by her daughter, Cindy Brenner, brothers, Gene Rupp and Jim Rupp, granddaughter, Sara Brenner, and grandson, Miller Merillat.
A private visitation and Mass will be held for her immediate family at St. Michael's Catholic Church, with Fr. Jacob Gordon officiating. Burial will take place at St. Michael's Catholic Cemetery. Schaffer Funeral Home assisted the family with arrangements.
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