John William Miller went to be with our Lord on Saturday, July 2, 2022, at the age of 93. He was at peace and surrounded by loved ones. For most of his life, he was known as "Jack" to his family, friends and business associates. Jack was born in Chicago, IL to Clarence and Hazel Miller. He left the Windy City to pursue a career in the insurance business with Lutheran Brotherhood. He was sent to Columbus to head an agency where he met Shirley Egelhoff, who became his wife of 55 years. There Jack found a passion for boating - especially sailing, and after retirement, he and his first mate, Shirley, spent many days exploring the waters of the Midwest. He was an active member of Redeemer Lutheran Church in Columbus.
In retirement, Jack and Shirley found that they could escape the cold by wintering at their new home in Sun City West, enjoying the sunny Southwest and its year round golf. He enjoyed hosting family and friends from the Midwest, visiting the galleries, swap meets, and artisan shows there, and collecting art and sculptures depicting the history of the area.
Jack is survived by his wife, Shirley, and his three children, Barbara Greene, Christine Henry (son-in-law, Rick) and Matthew. He is also survived by sister, Marilyn Arndt (Peter); and brother-in-law, Bill Kupke; grandchildren, Tara Fields (Ray), Josh Henry (Amanda), Jake Henry, Alaina Greene, Jordan Henry, Cassie Archer (Jared), Mistie Jarvis (Michael); and 20 great-grandchildren.
He was preceded in death by his older sister, Dorothy Kupke (Bill) earlier this year.
Friends may visit 3-5 pm Sunday at the DWAYNE R. SPENCE FUNERAL HOME, 650 W. Waterloo St., Canal Winchester, and one hour prior to the funeral service 1 pm Monday, July 11 at Redeemer Lutheran Church, 1555 S. James Rd., Columbus, OH. Pastor David Shull will officiate. Interment will follow at Forest Lawn Memorial Gardens.
In lieu of flowers, friends may contribute to Lutheran Social Services (www.lssnetworkofhope.org) in his memory.