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John O. Miller

April 9, 1943 ~ February 10, 2020 (age 76)


John O. Miller, age 76 of Defiance, passed away on Monday, February 10, 2020 at The Toledo Hospital, surrounded by his family.    
He was born on April 9, 1943 to Frank and Louise (Maag) Miller in Ottawa, Ohio. On July 6, 1968 he married Linda (Wehri) Miller, who resides in Defiance.

John was a faithful and active member of St. Mary Catholic Church. He worked at Hohenbrink Excavating from 1961-1973, and for over 30 years at General Motors in Defiance until his retirement on January 1, 2003. John was a member of Eagles #372, UAW Local #211, K of C #1039, and was a member of the Ayersville Water and Sewer Board. In his leisure time he enjoyed woodworking, working in the shop, and riding his John Deere mower. Spending time with his family and grandchildren was always his favorite time.
John will be sadly missed by his loving wife of  51 years, Linda Miller of Defiance, and his four children, Terry (Amy) Miller of Archbold, and Lisa (Bud) Callies,  Tammie (Robert) Santo, and Frank (Bridgette) Miller, all of Defiance. He leaves behind 14 grandchildren, Samantha, Taylor, Zach, Jacob, Olivia, Madison, Kevin, Kyle, Anthony, Aaron, Allison, Wyatt, Drake, and Levi, and 18 great-grandchildren. He also leaves his brother, Richard Miller of Plainview, AR, and sisters, Mary Barnhart of Kalida, and Dorothy Dulle of Ottawa, and his sister-in-law, Jan Miller of Findlay. 
In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by two brothers, Eugene and Thomas Miller.
Visitation will be held from 2-8 pm on Thursday, February 13, 2020 at Schaffer Funeral Home in Defiance, with A Vigil Service at 2:00 pm. A Mass of Christian Burial will be held at 11:00 am on Friday, February 14, 2020 at St. Mary Catholic Church, with Fr. Randy Giesige and Fr. Jason Kahle officiating. Burial will take place at a later date at Riverview Memory Gardens.
Memorials are suggested to St. Mary Catholic Church, or Holy Cross Catholic School. Online condolences can be given at

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February 13, 2020

2:00 PM to 8:00 PM
Schaffer Funeral Home
529 Jefferson Ave
Defiance, Ohio 43512

Funeral Mass
February 14, 2020

11:00 AM
St. Mary Catholic Church
715 Jefferson Ave.
Defiance, Ohio 43512

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