William Ora Miller

June 17, 1929 ~
May 3, 2022

William “Bill” Ora Miller, age 92, of Grand Rapids, passed away peacefully on Tuesday, May 3, 2022. Bill is an honorable veteran of the United States Army. He retired from GM in 1989 and was a member of the Lisbon Crescent Masonic Lodge #322. Bill was an avid book collector and reader and held interest in Sci-Fi and westerns. He also enjoyed trips to the casinos with his sons, playing Craps, and traveling to Vegas with his wife, Biruta. Golfing and bowling were some of his favorite pastimes and watching the Detroit Tigers or Lions games. He will be greatly missed for his funny wit, his hugs and ability to be friendly and social with anyone. He was preceded in death by his wife, Biruta and siblings, Leonard Miller, Georgia Matthews and Jerome Miller. He will be lovingly remembered by his sons, Alex (Kathleen) Miller, Eric (Bobbi) Miller; 6 grandchildren; and 12 great grandchildren. Funeral services will be held at 11:30 am Wednesday, May 11 at Matthysse Kuiper DeGraaf Funeral Home, 4646 Kalamazoo Ave. SE, Kentwood with Rev. Dennis Gilbert officiating. Relatives and friends may meet the family Tuesday, May 10 from 2-4 and 6-8 pm at the funeral home and one hour prior to the funeral service. In lieu of flowers, those who wish may make memorial contributions to Shriners Children’s Hospital.

Visitation
Tuesday, May 10
2:00pm - 4:00pm

MKD - Kentwood
4646 Kalamazoo Ave. SE
Kentwood, MI 49508

Phone: (616) 455-1535

Visitation
Tuesday, May 10
6:00pm - 8:00pm

MKD - Kentwood
4646 Kalamazoo Ave. SE
Kentwood, MI 49508

Phone: (616) 455-1535

Visitation
Wednesday, May 11
10:30am - 11:30am

MKD - Kentwood
4646 Kalamazoo Ave. SE
Kentwood, MI 49508

Phone: (616) 455-1535

Funeral Service
Wednesday, May 11
11:30am

MKD - Kentwood
4646 Kalamazoo Ave. SE
Kentwood, MI 49508

Phone: (616) 455-1535

Leave Your Tribute Message

May 09, 2022 6:10pm
Dearest Bill. I met you in 1987 when I became (Bea) Biruta’s golf partner. I have so many happy memories of you both. You are now back together. You raised two very special sons Alex and Erik. I am so proud of them both and their families. May you Rest In Peace Bill. Bea passed away near sunrise and you passed away near sunset. Two halves of one whole ❤️❤️

- Elaine Wahab and family

May 04, 2022 10:01pm
We did not know Bill very well, but we do know he must’ve been pretty terrific to have raised Alex.

- Amy & Russ Venlos




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