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Christopher L. Miller

May 24, 1955 ~ February 6, 2024 (age 68) 68 Years Old

Christopher Miller Obituary

Christopher Louis Miller, 68, passed away peacefully at his home on Tuesday, February 6, 2024.

Chris was born on May 24, 1955 in South Bend to Robert “Bob” and Elizabeth “Betty Jo” (Moorman) Miller. Even at a young age, his enthusiasm and boisterousness was enough to cause the nuns at the Catholic school he attended to recommend he be sent to the local public school for more help. This did not work.

Chris was introduced to the love of his life, Lisa (Shirk) Miller by his lifelong best friend Stephan “Steppie” Thomas and future sister-in-law Robin Shirk, married her on February 27, 1987, and they would share 36 years of marriage.

Chris was an avid outdoorsmen, enjoying fishing, pheasant hunting, and bird-watching. He was also a very accomplished Enduro dirt bike racer, enjoying the competition for many years and generally leaving his friends far, far behind.

Chris took over the family business, Bob Miller’s Appliance, continuing his parent’s legacy of hard work and exceptional customer service. He was joined with Lisa, and the two of them expanded and grew the business over many years - far beyond what Bob and Betty Jo could have ever dreamed of while building a business with the Whirlpool Corporation in their garage in the 60’s.

Chris is survived by his wife, Lisa Miller, his father; Robert Miller, his sons; Michael (Kristen) Miller and Jason (Caitlin) Miller as well as his grandchildren; Lucille and Brooks.  Also surviving are his siblings; Connie Kabzinski and Terry (Elaine) Miller. He was preceded in death by his mother, Betty Jo and nephew, Tyler Kabzinski.

Visitation for Chris will be held from 4pm-7pm on Friday February 16, 2024 at the Palmer Funeral Home-Guisinger Chapel, 3718 S. Michigan St. South Bend.  A Mass of Christian Burial will be held at 10am on Saturday February 17, 2024 at St. Jude Catholic Church, 19704 Johnson Rd. South Bend.  Burial will follow at Southlawn Cemetery, South Bend.

Memorial Contributions in Chris’ name may be made to St. Jude Catholic Church or the National Audubon Society.

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February 16, 2024

4:00 PM to 7:00 PM
Palmer Funeral Home - Guisinger Chapel
3718 S. Michigan St.
South Bend, IN 46614

Mass of Christian Burial
February 17, 2024

10:00 AM
St. Jude Catholic Church
19704 Johnson Road
South Bend, IN 46614

Burial Immediately Following
February 17, 2024

Southlawn Cemetery
61300 US 31 South
South Bend, IN 46614


St. Jude Catholic Church
19704 Johnson Road, South Bend IN 46614

National Audubon Society
225 Varick Street 7th Floor, New York NY 10014


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