Clarence A. Miller (79) of Teutopolis


Published on July 30 2020 9:03 am

Clarence Andrew Miller, 79, passed away Wednesday afternoon, July 29, 2020 surrounded by his family at his home in Teutopolis.

A Mass of Christian Burial will be held at 10:30 a.m. Tuesday, August 4, 2020 at St. Francis of Assisi Catholic Church in Teutopolis with burial in St. Francis Cemetery. The visitation has now been set to private due to the growing number of COVID cases. Memorial donations may be made to masses at St. Francis Church or the Wheelchair Foundation. Online condolences may be expressed by clicking here.

Clarence was born September 28, 1940 in Teutopolis, the son of John and Helen (Pals) Miller. As a child, Clarence lived in Teutopolis and later enlisted with the US Air Force where he was stationed at Bitburg Air Base in Germany. During his time in the military, he traveled to North Africa and different areas throughout Europe. His job duties consisted of working on the armament of the F-102 Jet. When he returned to Teutopolis after his time in the military, he married Charlotte Ann Moore on August 8, 1964 and they started their family.

Clarence worked in several different areas; he was a welder, drove a semi-truck, farmed, spent several years managing personal investments, and dedicated 20+ years on the Effingham County Health Department Board. He was a dedicated father who loved his wife dearly and was proud of his six children. Clarence enjoyed traveling, watching nature and spending time with family.

Clarence is survived by his six children, James “Cooney” Miller of Teutopolis, Paul (Lisa) Miller of Effingham, Mark Miller of Middleburg, FL, Chuck (Carrie) Miller of Teutopolis, Angela (Gilberto) Garcia of Ephrata, PA and Matthew (Sarah) Miller of Monticello; grandchildren, Jim Miller, Jr., Christopher Miller, Cory Miller, Mark Miller, Marlene Miller, Jesse Miller, Heather Miller, Gilberto Garcia, Victoria Garcia, Estella Miller, Sylvia Miller and Samuel Miller and two great-grandchild, Zoey Miller and Arya Miller.

Clarence was preceded in death by his parents, wife, siblings and grandson, Matthew Probst Miller.

Clarence was a loving husband, caring father, grandfather, and great-grandfather, dedicated to his family and an incredible individual who worked hard and diligently in every aspect of life.