MILLER, Adrian Nov 16, 1924 – Nov 1, 2020

Adrian Paul Miller, 95, lifelong businessman from Winamac, Indiana, passed away at 7:10 a.m. Sunday, Nov. 1, 2020, at his home in Pulaski, Indiana, surrounded by family. He was born at the family home in Winamac on Nov. 16, 1924, to the late Frank Anthony and Cecelia Christine [Gilsinger] Miller.
In 1942, Adrian graduated from Winamac High School. Adrian served as a paratrooper in the U.S. Army during WWII with the 101st Airborne. He served in the Battle of the Bulge and was awarded the Bronze Star Medal. He was honorably discharged in 1944. Adrian was a member of the Winamac VFW Post #1728 and Winamac American Legion Post #71. He was proud to receive a Quilt of Valor several years ago.
On Nov. 19, 1955, Adrian married Mary Joan Greger at St. Ann’s Catholic Church in Indianapolis, Indiana. She passed away Oct. 5, 1995.
On Feb. 24, 1977, Adrian married Anna Belle [Morris] Jackson at her home in Winamac. She passed away Nov. 30, 2005.
Adrian was a co-owner of Miller’s Department Store in downtown Winamac. He was a former member and past president of the Winamac Chamber of Commerce and was also a former member of the Winamac Kiwanis and Winamac Rotary. Adrian was a member of St. Joseph’s Catholic Church in Pulaski, Indiana, as well as the Winamac Knights of Columbus.
Adrian loved the game of baseball. In his youth, he was drafted by the St. Louis Browns (later known as the Baltimore Orioles). Throughout his life, he enjoyed coaching Little League, supporting local teams, and teaching his children about the game. He was an avid bowler and cherished fishing trips to Minnesota.
Adrian was a caring man who loved his family very much. He especially loved when his family got together for events and holidays. Adrian will be sadly missed by so many.
Adrian is survived by:
David Alexander (Carol) Miller, Brookston, Indiana, son.
Mary Elizabeth (Tom) Schmicker, Winamac, Indiana, daughter.
Rose Ann Bulington, Pulaski, Indiana, daughter.
Thomas Augustine Miller, Pulaski, Indiana, son.
James Anthony (Christine) Miller, Lebanon, Indiana, son
21 grandchildren: Beth, Stephanie, Paul, Tommy, Josh, Nathan, Dustin, Jake, Alysha, Jeremy, Becky, Jesse, Michelle, Tom, Jessica, Michael, Frankie, Jarred, Chea, Farren, and Creigh.
15 great grandchildren: Thomas, Breanna, Clayton, Dominic, Zoey, Jordyn, Cassandra, Stephanie, Jakob, Rhett, Penelope, Elika, Kameron, Jonas, and Lincoln.
He is also survived by Anna Belle’s children: Kathy and Mike and their families.
Preceded in death by:
Frank Anthony and Cecelia Christine [Gilsinger] Miller, parents.
Mary Joan Greger, first wife.
Anna Belle [Morris] Jackson, second wife.
Helen Miller, sister.
Velma Miller, sister.
Ralph Miller, brother.
Irene VanSenus, sister.
Lelia Alexander, sister.
Harry E. Miller, brother.
Alice Sue James, sister.
Visitation will be from 2-8 p.m. EST Thursday, Nov. 5, 2020, at Frain Mortuary in Winamac, Indiana. The Rosary will be recited at 8 p.m. EST Thursday at the funeral home, followed by a time of sharing memories.
A funeral Mass will be at 11 a.m. EST Friday, Nov. 6, 2020, at St. Joseph’s Catholic Church in Pulaski, Indiana, with the Rev. Andrew DeKeyser officiating.
Burial will take place at St. Joseph Cemetery South in Pulaski, Indiana. Military graveside services will be conducted by the American Legion and VFW.
Memorial Contributions may be made to St. Joseph’s Catholic Church or Memorial Swinging Bridge Project or Warrior Youth Baseball.
Online tributes may be offered at www.frainmortuary.com.
Arrangements have been entrusted to Frain Mortuary in Winamac, Indiana.

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