January 25, 1960 – January 17, 2017


Dennis James Miller, 56, of Newton, Illinois, passed away at 4:45 p.m., Tuesday, January 17, 2017, at HSHS St. Anthony’s Memorial Hospital in Effingham, Illinois.


Visitation will be held 5:00-7:00 p.m., Friday, January 20, 2017 at the Meyer Funeral Home in Newton, Illinois. Memorials may be made to the Kylie and Karlie Miller education fund. The obituary can be viewed and condolences left at www.meyerfh.com.


Dennis was born on January 25, 1960, in Effingham, Illinois, the son of Ralph F. and Rosalie (Marshall) Miller. He married Jodi Finn on May 27, 1993, in Newton, Illinois. Dennis graduated from Newton Community High School in 1978. He was a mechanic and worked at Birch Auto in Newton for 15 years and later at Webster Ford. Dennis is a member of St. Thomas the Apostle Catholic Church in Newton, Illinois and the Knights of Columbus. He was an avid fan of NASCAR, Chicago Cubs and Bears.


Dennis is survived by daughters, Kylie “Stormy” Miller (special friend Michael Purvis) of Metairie, Louisiana and Karlie “Lockus” Miller of Newton; father, Ralph Miller of Newton; wife, Jodi Miller of Newton; brothers, David (Sharon) Miller of Effingham and Danny (Laura) Miller of Newton; sister, Patty (Marc) Leist of Calhoun; beloved pets, Dean, Patrick and Tonks.


Dennis was preceded in death by his mother Rosalie Miller.