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Patrick Duane Miller

March 22, 1988 ~ April 17, 2019 (age 31)


Patrick Duane Miller, of  Berrien Springs  passed away unexpectedly as a result of a motorcycle accident on Wednesday, April 17, 2019 in Baroda Township.

A funeral service will be held at 11 AM, Thursday, April 25, 2019 at First Church of God,  2627 Niles Avenue, St. Joseph, with Pastors Bill Zebell and Chris Spitters officiating. Burial will be in Ruggles Cemetery, Baroda. Friends may meet with the family from 5 - 7 PM Wednesday, April 24, at  Pike Funeral and Cremation Services, Boyd Chapel, 9191 Red Arrow Highway, Bridgman.   Memorial contributions may be made to the Humane Society of SW Michigan Yeager Family Pet Shelter, 5400 Niles Road, St. Joseph, MI 49085, First Church of God or Boy Scouts of America, Troop 603 - c/o Stevensville United Methodist Church, 5506 Ridge Road, Stevensville, MI 49127. Send flowers to the family and online condolences accepted at
Patrick was born Tuesday, March 22, 1988 in St. Joseph, the son of Gordon Duane and Nancy Lynn (Sparks) Miller. Patrick was a 2007 graduate of Berrien Springs High School.  He played trumpet in the marching, concert and jazz bands.  He graduated from Grand Valley State University with a degree in Mechanical Engineering. Pat was an engineer at  Griffin Tool for the past five years.  Patrick had been a member of Cub Scouts and Boy Scouts of America, where he earned the rank of  Eagle Scout.  Patrick had a strong faith and a big heart.  He was very proud to be an uncle to his niece Rowan.  He loved hunting, camping , riding his motorcycle and spending time with his family and friends.

Survivors include his parents: Gordon and Nancy Miller; sister: Rebecca “Becky” (Caroline) Snijder Van Wissenkerke ; niece: Rowan; grandmother: Janice Miller and many aunts, uncles and cousins. Survivors also include his dear friends, Jeremy Pagel and Garret Brondyke. 

Patrick was also preceded by his grandfathers: Lowell Miller and James Sparks; grandmother: Jeanette Slosson; uncle: James Sparks Jr.; aunt: Susan Strope; and two cousins Jeffery Daniel and Joshua Sudderth.

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April 24, 2019

5:00 PM to 7:00 PM
Pike Funeral Home, Boyd Chapel
9191 Red Arrow HIghway
Bridgman, MI 49106

Funeral Service
April 25, 2019

11:00 AM
First Church of God
2627 Niles Avenue
St. Joseph, MI 49085

April 25, 2019

Ruggles Cemetery
8530 Stevensville-Baroda Road
Baroda, MI 49101


Humane Society - Michigan Yeager Family Pet Shelter
5400 S. Niles Road, St. Joseph MI 49106

First Church of God
2627 Niles Avenue, St. Joseph MI 49085

Boy Scouts of America Troop 603
c/o Stevensville United Methodist Church, 5506 Ridge Road, Stevensville MI 49127

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