Visitation: 10 a.m. until the service time Friday at Lemke Funeral Homes, South Chapel, 2600 Lincoln Way.

SERVICES: 11 a.m. Friday at the funeral home with the Rev. Dennis Glew officiating.

CLINTON — Ralph Lee Miller, 87, formerly of Camanche, died Sunday at the Harbor Crest Nursing Facility.

Burial will be in Clinton Lawn Cemetery.

He was born May 10, 1920, in Sterling, Ill., to Earnest C. and Florence Strauch Miller. He married Grace Helferich on June 4, 1954, in Mount Carroll, Ill.

He was a graduate of Mount Carroll High School.

He was employed as a machinist with Dupont in the Cellophane Processing Department.

He was a member of First United Methodist Church.

Survivors include two daughters, Marcia (Michael) Catena of Tampa, Fla., and Lynn (Richard) Carr of Houston, Minn.; three stepsons, Darrel (Clarice) Thomsen, Michael Thomsen and Ronald Thomsen, all of Camanche; one stepdaughter, Bette (Ray) Kohler of Sycamore, Ill.; three grandchildren; five great-grandchildren; 13 stepgrandchildren; 10 stepgreat-grandchildren; and one stepgreat-great-grandchild.

Condolences may be made online at

Memorials may be made to First United Methodist Church.

He was preceded in death by his parents, wife, one sister, one brother and one stepgrandchild.

Death date: Sept. 16, 2007

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