Dennis Michael Miller, DDS

Died: Sun., Sep. 24, 2017


5:00 PM to 7:00 PM, Thu., Sep. 28, 2017
Location: Cleveland Rd. Location

12:30 PM to 1:30 PM, Fri., Sep. 29, 2017
Location: St. Pius X Catholic Church

Funeral Mass

1:30 PM Fri., Sep. 29, 2017
Location: St. Pius X Catholic Church

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 Dennis Michael Miller, DDS, 75, of Granger, Indiana, passed away suddenly Sunday, Sept. 24. Son of Anthony D. Miller and Irene Ivins Miller, Dennis graduated in 1960 from St. Joseph High School, where he was a National Merit Finalist. He attended Purdue University on a scholarship, and then went on to earn his Doctor of Dental Surgery at the IU Medical Center (now IUPUI). There he met his future wife, Kathy Gregoline. They recently celebrated their 50th wedding anniversary in Vail, Colorado – it was an amazing week that will be treasured forever.
Dennis served in the Navy with the 3rd Marine Division in Vietnam, where he was stationed at the DMZ in Khe Sanh during the TET offensive. He spent over 40 years as a dentist in private practice, then he continued working at the Mishawaka Dental Center. He was Past President of the Northwestern Dental Society, and a lifetime member of the Indiana University Alumni Association, even though his heart was always with the Purdue University Boilermakers. He was looking forward to their “comeback” season in football and basketball.
Denny was an avid fisherman, and took many trips to Canada where he always caught the biggest fish (or so he said!). He enjoyed passing on his love for golf and fishing to his grandsons. He could regularly be found perfecting his game on many of the golf courses in the region, and socializing with his “breakfast buddies” and his lunch group.
His friends and family will dearly miss his zest for life, and unfailingly affable attitude (with the rare exception when he had a bad golf game or Purdue got a bad call). He was always up for everything- golf, fishing, ski trips. His sense of adventure was infectious, and he uplifted everyone around him. Most of all, he loved his family, cherished his wife and daughters and was so thrilled have a wonderful son-in-law, and to be a grandfather to his three grandsons.
Dr. Miller is survived by his wife, Kathy; two daughters, Aimee Sullivan (Patrick) of Chicago, IL, and Betsy Miller of Denver, CO; three grandsons, Ryan, Colin and Brendan Sullivan; and three siblings, Suzy Muzzarelli (Ray, deceased) of Fountain Hills, AZ, Kathy Will (Tom) of Columbus, OH, and Tony Ivins-Miller (Trish) of Atlanta, GA; and many loved nieces and nephews.
Visitation will be Thursday from 5-7pm EST at Welsheimer Family Funeral Home North, 17033 Cleveland Rd. and 12:30pm to 1:30pm, Friday, September 29th, at St. Pius X.  A Funeral Mass will be celebrated on Friday at 1:30pm at St. Pius X Catholic Church. In lieu of flowers, please make donations to the Urological Research Foundation, W.J. Catalona M.D., P.O. Box 855, Manchester MO 63011.

Charitable donations may be made in Dennis's memory to the following organization:

Urological Research Foundation
W.J. Catalona M.D., P.O. Box 855, Manchester MO 63011.

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Julie Lovisa
   Posted Tue September 26, 2017
I assisted Dr. Miller for quite a few years and his office was one of the best I've ever worked in. He was so easy-going and treated us all so well and that attitude rubbed off on the rest of us; it was an incredible staff and working experience. I respected him as a dentist and as a great person and feel so fortunate that I was able to catch up with him recently at a continuing education course and give him a hug. My sympathy to Kathy, Aimee, Betsy, and the rest of his friends and family. He will be missed.

E. Michael Feltman
   Posted Wed September 27, 2017
After knowing Denny from Dental School up until now, he has always been considered one of my very best friends! He will be missed a great deal,

Norman Guentert
   Posted Thu September 28, 2017
The class of 1960 will definitely miss Denny. I have had several emails of condolences. Our prayers and sincerest condolences to all the family.

   Posted Thu February 08, 2018
I know that the pain and sorrow you feel of such a great loss is hard to bear. But may the happier times of so many years, help calm the grief and pain that you feel, and when you feel the need for comfort from all the pain, just remember those fond memories you shared. My deepest sympathy goes out to all of you. Isaiah 25: 8a; Revelation 21:3, 4.