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John V. Miller

May 6, 1937 — January 7, 2021

John V. Miller, 83, passed away on Thursday, January 7, 2021 at Northwest Health - La Porte.

John was born on May 6, 1937 in Westville, to Margaret (Bohart) Moretti.

On May 26, 1962 at St. Anthony's Church in Fish Lake, he married Sally Tarpley Miller, who survives.  Also surviving are his children, Stacy Miller of North Riverside, IL, Joseph Miller of La Porte, Sheila Kieszkowski of La Porte, and Andrew (Sara) Miller of West Linn, OR; 5 grandchildren, Jacob Sellers of Union Mills, Christian Chavez of Oak Park, IL, Samuel Chavez of Chicago, IL, Miles Miller of West Linn, OR, and Maxwell Miller of West Linn, OR; and beloved schnauzer, Rudy.

He was preceded in death by his mother, Margaret Moretti; daughter, Jonann Miller; and son-in-law, John Kieszkowski.

John proudly served his country in The United States Marine Corps from 1956-1959. He worked at Primpton Press in the early sixties until their closing. He then became a police officer with the La Porte City PoliceDepartment in 1970 for 23 years, 10 of which he was chief of detective. After his retirement from the police department, he worked for the La Porte County Community Corrections for 17 years.

John was a member of the F.O.P.  He enjoyed sports.

Cremation has taken place with Cutler Funeral Home and Cremation Center, La Porte.

Memorial contributions may be directed to the family c/o Sally Miller, 2900 Monroe Street, La Porte, IN 46350.

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