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Leland D. Miller Jr.

October 27, 1939 — April 9, 2024



Leland D. Miller Jr., a dedicated and respected member of the Anderson community, passed away on April 9, 2024.

Born on October 27, 1939, in Portland, IN, Leland's journey was marked by remarkable achievements and unwavering dedication. A proud Purdue graduate, he exemplified excellence in his career as the owner and operator of Millers Land Surveying since 1971. His commitment to precision and accuracy was renowned in the local community.

Leland's contributions extended beyond his business as he served the city of Anderson in various capacities, most notably as City Engineer. His expertise and passion for his work made him a true professional who never hesitated to go the extra mile for the betterment of his city.

A veteran of the Army, Leland's service to his country was a testament to his selflessness and bravery. His honorable military background added another layer of respect to his already distinguished persona.

Described as honest, fair, and the smartest man in the room, Leland approached life with a straightforward attitude that earned him admiration from all who had the pleasure of knowing him. A hard worker by nature, he embodied resilience and perseverance in every aspect of his life.

In his leisure time, Leland found joy in activities such as visiting casinos and horse tracks. His love for sports shone through as he actively participated in various athletic endeavors during his younger years. As a devoted fan of both the Cubs and the Red Sox baseball teams, he found camaraderie and excitement in cheering for his favorite players. Above all, Leland's heart belonged to Purdue, where he avidly supported their sports teams with unwavering loyalty.

He is survived by his children Kyra Miller, Greg Clark (Kim), Kyle Clark (Sally), Brian Clark (Rebecca), and Holli Hughes (Brandon); grandchildren Matt Sokol, Audra Sokol (Adam Crawley), Bonita Ortega, Chantz Hodson (Lauren), Zaria Abbott (Zach), Jonathon Clark (Tiffany), Kayla Gilley (Steven), and Josh Clark; 12 great-grandchildren; sister Beth Ann Arthur; cousin Anita Hall; and special family friend and caregiver Rhonda Shell. 

He is preceded in death by his parents Leland Sr. and Esther Miller; wife Bonnie Miller; sister Kay Fansler; daughter Lori Miller; and great-grandchild Gabe.

Leland D. Miller Jr. leaves behind a legacy of professionalism, integrity, and passion that will be cherished by his surviving family members and friends. He will be deeply missed by all who had the privilege of knowing him.

Rest in peace, Leland D. Miller Jr., your memory will forever be etched in our hearts.

A graveside service will be held on Saturday April 20, 2024 at 1pm at Anderson Memorial Park Cemetery.  To order memorial trees or send flowers to the family in memory of Leland D. Miller Jr., please visit our flower store.

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Saturday, April 20, 2024

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