Lowell Alvin “Scud” Miller, 95, of Granite City, passed away at 9:40 p.m. Monday, April 20, 2015, at Christian Hospital in St. Louis.
He was born Jan. 25, 1920, in Eldred, a son of the late Clyde Alvin and Mae (Range) Miller. He married Joyce Love (Kibbons) Miller on Feb. 11, 1950, in Granite City and she survives.
He had owned and operated Miller Cycle Center in Granite City. He had also worked at Erhardt Tool & Die in St. Louis for many years. He loved his days of riding his motorcycle and was active with many motorcycle clubs throughout the area for many years. He enjoyed gardening and was a member of the Edwardsville Garden Club. He was an avid bowler with his senior league, loved fishing, hunting and boating and took many yearly fishing trips to Florida and Canada. He was a graduate of Granite City High School, where he was a wrestler. He proudly served his country during World War II with the Merchant Marines.
In addition to his beloved wife, he is survived by a son and daughter-in-law, Robert A. and Colleen Miller of St. Louis; three daughters and two sons-in-law, Diana and Vincent “Zeke” Rhodes of Colorado Springs, Colo., C. Miller of Pontoon Beach and Alice and Scott McDonald of St. Louis; two grandchildren and spouses, Rhea and Johnny May of Denver, Colo., and Benjamin and Tanya Bauer of Granite City; three great-grandchildren, David and Isaac Bauer and Bella Miller; one sister, Leta Miller of Granite City; two brothers-in-law and a sister-in-law, William “Billy” McMurtrey of Madison and Charles “Chucky” and Carol Kibbons of St. Louis; other extended family and friends.
In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by three brothers, Lester, Lloyd and Leland.
In celebration of his life, a memorial visitation will be held from noon until time of service at 1 p.m. Saturday, April 25, 2015, at Irwin Chapel, 2801 Madison Ave. in Granite City. Memorials may be made to the Edwardsville Garden Club or to a charity of one’s choice. Irwin Chapel of Granite City in charge of arrangements; www.irwinchapel.com.