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Stephanie Jean Miller passes away at age 69

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Stephanie Jean Miller, age 69 of Chesterton, IN, passed away on Wednesday, March 18, 2020, after a three-year battle with cancer.

She was born on Oct. 2, 1950, in Gary, IN, to Steve and Caroline (Drag) Zaparucha.

Stephanie is survived by her husband of almost 50 years, James T. Miller, and siblings Carol Goldsmith of Portage, IN; Mary Lou (Bob) Judis of Clarksburg, MD; and Tim (Judy) Zaparucha of Burns Harbor, IN.

She is also survived by her three sons, Brent (Melinda) Miller of Evansville, IN; Michael (Jillian) Miller of Baltimore, MD, and Jeffrey (Maria) Miller of Chicago, IL, and four grandchildren, Emily, Erin, Dalen and Harper.

Stephanie graduated from Portage High School in 1968. She attended Vincennes University from 1968-1970 studying elementary education. She was crowned Miss Portage in 1968 and Miss Vincennes University in 1970.

Stephanie worked as a park administrator, a school bus driver, a dining room supervisor at Sand Creek Country Club and a devoted wife and mother.

Stephanie enjoyed working in the yard and planting flowers.

Condolences may be sent to 1083 Olivia Lane, Chesterton, IN, 46304.

Memorial Services are pending at this time.

Professional arrangements are entrusted to the White-Love Funeral Home, Chesterton, IN.


Posted 3/20/2020




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