Roderick "Rod" T. MillerJune 6, 1963 ~ August 19, 2017 (age 54)
Roderick T. “Rod” Miller, 54, of Streator passed away Saturday, August 19, 2017 at O.S.F. St. Francis Medical Center in Peoria.
Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated at 11:30 A.M. Saturday the 26th at St. Michael the Archangel Church, Streator. Msgr. Philip Halfacre will officiate.
Visitation will be from 4-7 P.M. Friday the 25th at the Solon-Telford Funeral Home, Streator.
Burial will be in St. Mary’s Cemetery, Streator. Pallbearers will be Mike Miller, Jake Miller, Dave Miller, Eugene Miller, Mitchell Miller, Alex Miller, Nicholas Hodges, and Matthew Daly.
Born June 6, 1963 in Streator he was the son of Richard L. Miller and Dorothy I. Lundy.
He is survived by his mother, Dorothy I. Wakeman of Streator; his father, Richard L. Miller of Streator; daughters, Xochitl (Matthew) Daly of Edgewater, Florida, Elizabeth Miller of Streator, Alexis Miller of Streator and Adriann Miller of Streator; grandchildren, Owen and Beckett Daly of Edgewater, Florida; a sister, Victoria (Mark) Hodges of Normal; brothers, Michael (Lori) Miller of Long Point, Jacob (Tara) Miller of Long Point, David Miller of Collinsville and Eugene (Christie) Miller of Rutland; and the love of his life, Judy Blevins of Normal. Numerous nieces and nephews also survive.
Born and raised in Streator he attended Woodland Grade School and Woodland High School and graduated with the class of 1982. Following High School he attended and graduated from Joliet Junior College with a degree in Agri-Business.
He worked through the years for Crop Production in Wenona, American Steel in Gridley and was currently working for Independence Tube in Marseilles as a supervisor. He also helped his dad and brother on the family farm which he thoroughly enjoyed.
Through the years he was a member of Immaculate Conception Church, St. Anthony Church and currently belonged to St. Michael the Archangel Parish.
He loved exercising, working out and running in 5K races. He enjoyed making banana bread and sharing it with others. He also loved gardening and got to share his talents with his daughters this past year as they worked the family garden together.
Rod was an inspiration to others in the way he handled his cancer diagnosis. His daily goal was to make others laugh with his quick wit and humor. He was generous and selfless to the end. His main priority in life was taking care of his girls.
In lieu of flowers, memorials may be directed but to the family of Rod Miller for a college fund to be established for his daughters.
Online condolences may be left for the family at www.solontelford.com