William C. Miller

February 08, 1941 ‒ August 17, 2015

Galion, Ohio

William C. “Butch” Miller, 74, of Galion passed away Monday, August 17, 2015 at Galion Community Hospital.

Born February 8, 1941 in Galion, he was the son of the late Weldon and Emma (Pfahler) Miller. He married Staica (Vandevender) Miller on March 28, 1971 and she preceded him on December 12, 1998.

Butch was a graduate of Galion High School in 1960 and a member of Trinity Lutheran Church in Crestline. He worked as a chef at Memorial Hospital in Albuquerque, N.M.

He is survived by daughters Lori Spires of Louisville, Ky. and Julie Hoffmaster of Marietta, Penn.; step children Randall Vandevender of Albuquerque, N.M. and Teresa Jordan of Lisbon; 11 grandchildren, several great grandchildren; sister Jean Carr of Galion; half-sister Dottie Leatherow of Galion; several nieces and nephews; good friend Byrdell Kempf of Galion and Butch’s faithful companion, his dog Bruiser.

Services will be held at 1:00 p.m. Thursday, August 20, 2015 at Trinity Lutheran Church, 410 North Thoman, Crestline Ohio 44827 with Pastor Diana Seaman officiating. Burial will be at Fairview Cemetery in Galion.

Memorial contributions may be made to Crestline Trinity Lutheran Church in care of the funeral home.

Richardson Davis Chapel of Snyder Funeral Homes in Galion is honored to serve the family of Butch Miller, and condolences may be made to them at www.SnyderFuneralHomes.com.

  • You have always been so good to me, kind and loving. I grateful to have had you in my life. I will miss you very much. I love you Grandpa!

    Christie (Vandeveder) Lynch

  • Miss the friendship you gave to those of us who knew you here in Albuquerque, especially my family.

  • Bill,
    How much we enjoyed knowing you over the last several years, spending holidays and special occasion, your always cheerful and fun to socialize with, truly you became a part of our family…you are missed. Until we meet again thanks for the memories.


  • Bill was such a great guy. I am Alice Vandevender’s , brother. Bill was always will ing to come to a barbeque or hosting dinner for our family’s get togethers for birthdays and holidays. He loved to show us his passion , which was being a chef and a great cook, that he was. I wil miss his calm appearance and smiling face. and know that he is in God’s presence and wish him peace.

  • Bill,
    He was scholar and a gent. Thanks for the family time and all the wonderful Thanksgivings that you prepared meals for us. You’ll be missed!

  • Jean and Dottie and your family, so sorry for your loss. Thinking of all of you.

  • Jean and family,
    What a wonderful man and I am so grateful for the far too few years my Dad and I were blessed to have Bill a part of our lives. He was such a great side kick for my Dad. I am so sorry for your loss and thank you for sharing Bill with us. He is missed greatly.

  • My deepest condolences on the loss of this kind and amazing man. I only wish our paths could have remained closer.

  • We will always hold Bill near to our hearts. We have such great memories of pool parties for the kids, BBQ’s with the family, Bill’s great Thanksgiving meals and all the other good food Bill made for us.

    Bill was always there to give a helping hand and became a part of mine and my kids family!

    Bill: you are in our thoughts and prayers always! We love you and will miss you!

    Alice Vandevender

  • Bill had such a wonderful sense of humor and was a kind and caring person. Bill is my brother in law Randy’s step father, and a dear friend to me and my family. We all considered him a part of our family as well. He joined us for many holiday meals, family barbecues, birthday celebrations, lunches at restaurants, and he hosted bbq’s at his house or Thanksgiving dinners some years when he lived in Albuquerque. Enjoyed his cooking. I have fond memories of him. We are blessed to have known him, and he will truly be missed. With love, Yolanda