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Obituary: Harlan “Dale” Miller, Franklin

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Harlan “Dale” Miller

Harlan “Dale” Miller, 82, passed away Saturday, Dec. 14, 2013, surrounded by his loving family. He was a resident of Franklin.

He was born Feb. 27, 1931, in Beech Grove, to Donald and Dorothy (Kidwell) Miller.

He married the love of his life, Cara “Joan” (Adams) Miller, on Dec. 25, 1952, in a double wedding ceremony with Robert and Vivian Morris at Franklin Church of the Nazarene. Joan preceded him in passing June 26, 2010.

Dale is survived by two daughters, Diana (Terry) Wethington of Nineveh and Cheryl (Scott) Cummings of Franklin; and a son, Michael (Cheryl) Miller of New Whiteland. He also is survived by grandchildren, Terry (Stacy) Wethington and William “Willie” (Beth) Wethington, both of Trafalgar, Joannie (Henry) Murray of Indianapolis, Susan “Su” Wethington of Nineveh and Joshua “Josh” Cummings of Franklin. Great-grandchildren include Austin and Justin Wethington of Trafalgar. He also is survived by one brother, Roger L. Miller of Trafalgar; and many nieces and nephews.

He was preceded in passing by his parents; his wife, Joan; and two brothers, Horace and Leslie Miller.

Dale was a 1951 graduate of Arsenal Technical High School in Indianapolis. He served in the U.S. Army as a corporal during the Korean War.

He was employed by Navistar/International Harvester for more than 30 years, retiring in 1989.

He was a member of Waverly Masonic Lodge, F&AM. In the 1950s, Dale raced stock cars, which he truly enjoyed. He was an avid NASCAR fan. Dale enjoyed attending his grandchildren’s and great-grandchildren’s activities.

Friends may call from 10:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. Wednesday at Flinn & Maguire Funeral Home, 2898 N. Morton St. (U.S. 31 North) in Franklin. A Masonic service will be conducted at 1:30 p.m. Wednesday at the funeral home. A private burial will be conducted at Odd Fellows Cemetery in Waverly, where military rites will be conducted.

Memorial contributions may be made to the Johnson County Good Cheer Fund, P.O. Box 699, Franklin, IN 46131.

Online condolences may be made at www.flinnmaguire.net.

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