James Mikulin “Mike” Miller, 61, of Bevier, MO, passed away Sunday March 23, 2014, at his home in Bevier surrounded by his family.
Mike was born on December 24, 1952, in Macon, MO, the son of Jim and Katie (Naughton) Miller. He served his country as Captain in the United States Army Military Police. Mike was united in marriage to Diana Buehrig on May 31, 1975, in St. Louis, MO. He was Partner of Consolidated Insurance Agency in Macon, MO. Mike was a guardian for numerous Honor Flights, helped organize Macon County 911 and the First Responders, 30 year Bevier Volunteer Fireman and served as Captain for many years, past Mayor of the City of Bevier, active in the Elks Lodge in Macon, American Legion, Knights of Columbus, and Masonic Lodge. He was the original First Responder in Macon County, made and placed crosses on Military Veterans’ graves in the area, served on many Civic Boards in the Macon and Bevier Area and especially enjoyed spending time with his family and friends.
Mike is survived by his wife Diana of the home; daughter, Angela Gladhill (Kevin) of Macon; son, David Miller (Aric) of Columbia, MO; three grandsons, Andrew and Jon Maxwell and Tim Gladhill of Macon; parents Jim and Katie Miller of Macon; two sisters; Barbara Winn (Gene) of Hallsville, MO; June Harvey (Larry) of Macon; two brothers; Mark Miller (Sherri) of Macon; William Miller of St. Louis; in-laws Jim and Shirley Buehrig of St. Charles, MO; two sisters-in-law Lynn Camacho (Mark); Sandi Nelson (Vic) both of Kansas City; two brothers-in-law; Jim Buehrig (Nanc); Steve Buehrig (Tina) both of St. Louis, MO; and many nieces, nephews and cousins.
Mass of Christian Burial will be on Monday, March 31, 2014, at 10:00 am at the Immaculate Conception Church in Macon with Father Dave Veit officiating. Burial, with full military honors, will be in the Missouri State Veterans Cemetery in Jacksonville, Missouri. Visitation will be Sunday evening from 3:00 pm to 6:00 pm at Hutton and McElwain Funeral Home in Macon with a Prayer service starting at 2:30pm. A Masonic Service will follow the visitation at 6:30 pm. Memorials are suggested to the Central Missouri Honor Flight or Sacred Heart Catholic Church.