Edward J. Miller, age 69, of Johnsburg, passed away Tuesday, November 14, 2017, at his home. He was born January 6, 1948 in Woodstock to Alfred and Eleanor (Schaefer) Miller.
A lifelong resident of McHenry County, Edward was educated in Richmond and most recently resided in Johnsburg for over 10 years.
A decorated veteran of the United States Army during the Vietnam War, he served from 1967 – 1969. Edward achieved the rank of Sergeant and among his several decorations, he received a Purple Heart.
Prior to retiring, he was employed as a carpenter by R. & D. Thiel for over 35 years. Enjoyments included boating and jet-skiing. He also was an accomplished sign builder and was always willing to help his many neighbors.
Survivors include his wife, Donna “Patti” (Stachula) Miller; two daughters, Erin (Robert) Burns of Independence, Oregon and Janet (John) Herzog of Dubuque, Iowa; four grandchildren, Logan, Scarlett, Eleanor and Lillian.
In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by a brother, Thomas Miller.
Visitation will be from 4 p.m. to 8 p.m. Friday, November 17, 2017, at Justen Funeral Home & Crematory, 3700 Charles J. Miller Road, McHenry, IL 60050. The visitation will resume at the funeral home Saturday, November 18, from noon until 1 p.m., then proceeding to the 1:30 p.m. funeral Mass at The Church of Holy Apostles, 5211 W. Bull Valley Road, McHenry, IL 60050. Interment will follow in The Church of Holy Apostles Cemetery.
For those wishing to send an expression of condolence, his family suggests memorials in Ed’s honor be made to JourneyCare Foundation; 2050 Claire Court; Glenview, IL 60025.
For information, please call the funeral home at 815-385-2400, or visit www.justenfh.com, where friends may leave an on-line condolence message for his family.
Justen Funeral Home & Crematory
3700 Charles J Miller Road
United States 60050