Margaret Miller, 1931-2019

Margaret A. Miller, 88, of La Porte, IN, passed away Wednesday, Sept. 11, 2019.

She was born May 7, 1931, in La Porte to Clarence and Jesse (Bear) Schroeder.

Margaret was a member of St. Joseph Parish. She worked professionally in the accounting field after raising her children. She enjoyed IU basketball, Notre Dame football and the Chicago Cubs and could be found cheering them on throughout their respective seasons. Margaret’s family was the center of life. Her kindness, generosity, and endless love and support will be cherished for many generations to come.

On May 30, 1952, in La Porte, Margaret married Harry L. Miller, who preceded her in death on April 21, 2000. They shared a long, loving marital relationship for 48 years.

Margaret is survived by seven daughters, Constance (Gordon) Walker of Fort Wayne, IN, Cathlene (Randall) Mumma of La Porte, Deborah (Jack) Kahn of Michigan City, IN, Cynthia (Milt) Cooper of North Liberty, IN, Mary (Duane) Tyler of Elgin, IL, Andrea (David) Jeffers of South Bend, IN, and Sandra Miller of La Porte; one son, William (Yvonne) Miller of Indianapolis, IN; grandchildren, Brendan (Kara) Walker, Jessie (Matt) Millhouse, Margaret (Adam) Caulfield, Melissa Tyler, Wade (Brittany) Tyler, Scott Mumma, Sarah Mumma, Ryan Keim, Anna Kozor, Gabrielle Jeffers, William Jeffers, and Harrison Jeffers; three great-grandchildren, Isabel Millhouse, August Caulfield and Bailey Caulfield; and one brother, William Schroeder.

She was preceded in death by her parents, husband, and a granddaughter, Amanda Keim.

A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated at 10 a.m. Saturday, Sept. 14, at St. Joseph Catholic Church, La Porte. Reverend Ian Williams will officiate. Burial will follow at St. Joseph Catholic Cemetery, La Porte. Frank L. Keszei Funeral Home, Essling Chapel, La Porte, is handling arrangements.

In lieu of flowers, the family requests that memorial contributions be made to Dunes Hospice, 4711 Evans Ave., Valparaiso, IN 46383.

Messages of condolence may be posted below on WNLP as well as at www.esslingfuneralhome.com.

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