Galer Jacob Miller


Galer Jacob Miller, 96, of Greenwood, passed away Wednesday, Sept. 30, 2015.

The son of Walter E. and Margaret D. (Weir) Miller, Galer was born Dec. 14, 1918 in Hampton, Iowa. He was a 1940 graduate of Iowa State Teachers College, was inducted into the U.S. Army in 1941 and in 1949 graduated from the University of Iowa, College of Pharmacy.

A pharmacist, he retired from Eli Lilly and Company after 31 years of service. Galer was a member of Greenwood Christian Church.

Survivors include his wife, Inger (Krogh) Miller of Greenwood, whom he married on June 4, 1947; daughter, Carolyn K. (Joe) Pittman of Greenwood; sons, Warren E. (Anne) Miller and Gordon L. (Jacquelyn) Miller, both of Washington state; three grandchildren, Laura (Nate) Streib and Steven (Marissa) Miller, both of Portland, Oregon and Andrea Pittman of Columbus; two great-granddaughters, Claire and Myra Streib.

In addition to his parents, Galer was preceded in death by his brother, Durwood Miller.

Rev. Shan Rutherford will officiate a funeral service at noon Saturday at Forest Lawn Funeral Home, 1977 S. State Road 135, Greenwood. Friends may call from 10 a.m. until service time Saturday at the funeral home. Burial will be at Forest Lawn Memory Gardens, Greenwood.

Memorial contributions may be made to Greenwood Christian Church, 2045 Averitt Road, Greenwood, IN 46143 or to Milligan College Fund , PO Box 750 Milligan College, Tennessee 37682.