Saint Meinrad Seminary & School of Theology

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Alumni Obituaries

Fr. Paul Miller

MILLER, 99, passed away Wednesday, Jan. 13, 2016, at Saint Anne Home & Retirement
Community, Fort Wayne. Born Oct. 3, 1916, in Huntington, Ind., he was a son of
the late Ira O. and Mary (McNulty) Miller. He was a member of Cathedral of the
Immaculate Conception, Legion of Mary; Knights of Columbus and served on the
Diocesan Liturgical Committee. He attended St. Mary School, in Huntington,
Ind.; St Joseph College, in Rensselaer, Ind.; and Seminary in Saint Meinrad, in
St. Meinrad, Ind. He was ordained to the Priesthood on June 3, 1944 at the
Cathedral of the Immaculate Conception, Fort Wayne, by Bishop John F. Noll.
From July 5, 1944 to Dec. 1, 1956, he served as assistant Pastor for the
following Parishes: St. Mary Church, East Chicago; St. Paul Church, Valparaiso;
Our Lady of Hungary, South Bend; St John the Baptist Church, New Haven; and St
Vincent de Paul Church, Elkhart. From Dec. 1, 1956 he served as Pastor for the
following Parishes: St. Patrick Church, Largo; St. Robert Bellarmine Mission
Church, North Manchester; St. Michael Church, Waterloo; St. Rose of Lima
Church, Monroeville; St. John the Baptist Church, New Haven; Spiritual Director
of the Blue Army of Our Lady of Fatima; and St. Rose of Lima, Monroeville. In
1988, he served as Associate Pastor of Holy Family, South Bend. After serving
the Fort Wayne South Bend Diocese for 60+ years, he retired in 1992. Surviving
are a sisters, Genevieve Kasper of Columbia City, Pat Hay Huntington, Ind.,
Helen Martin, Modesto, Calif.; and many nieces and nephews. He was preceded in
death by brothers, Robert, James, William, and Edward; sisters, Ann Berger,
Jeanne Young, Francis Bonewitz, and Marguerite Hyser.