James S. "Stan" MillerBattle CreekAge 91, passed away on Friday, October 6, 2017, at The Oaks at Northpointe Woods surrounded by his family. Stan was born on November 11, 1925, in Three Rivers, MI, the son of Otto L. and Ethel (Pierce) Miller. He was a 1943 graduate of Three Rivers High School. He was a veteran serving in the U.S.
Air Force during
from 1943 to 1945. On June 29, 1947, he was united in marriage to the former Aileen Abshire who preceded him in death in 2008. Stan has been a resident of the area since 1958 coming from Sturgis, MI. Stan was a service station owner and purchased first station in Sturgis in 1949 with brothers Vaughn and Nyle. He then purchased the Standard Oil Station at Capital and Columbia in 1958, business is now Miller Brothers Service. He was a past board member and longtime member of the Riverside Country Club. He enjoyed golfing and driving the back roads with his wife of 61 years Aileen, visiting 49 states. Surviving are his sons, Vince (Margie Abbey) Miller, Michael Miller (Pam George) and Mitch (Debbie Speelman) Miller; daughter-in-law, Rhonda (Wood) Miller all of Battle Creek; 10 grandchildren and 13 great grandchildren; sister-in-law, Jean (Bolander) Miller. He was preceded in death by a son, Scott Carlson Miller in 2015 and brothers, Vaughn and Nyle and a daughter-in-law, Mary (King) Miller. In accordance with his wishes cremation has taken place. A Wake Celebrating Stan's life will be held Wednesday, October 11, 2017, from 1:00 p.m. to 5:00 p.m. at the Riverside Golf Club banquet hall. A private graveside will be held at Riverside Cemetery in Three Rivers, MI. In lieu of flowers memorials may be made to the Michigan Chapter of the Cystic Fibrosis Foundation. Arrangements by the Richard A. Henry Funeral Home.