I have a number of fond memories of Uncle Ron and his family. We would gather at his home for at least one or two of the Miller family reunions each year. His home was always open, friendly and welcoming and I cannot possibly count the number of times we played cards in the basement, swam in the pool or watched football in the family room. However, my most treasured remembrance was the night before he opened his new paint store. The entire family was invited to a reception in the new building and Uncle Ron arranged to have a time of prayer and dedication to God led by Uncle Wilb. It spoke so much to his faith and determination that his company would be a witness to his faith in Christ. The example marked my life for years to come.
I never heard a disparaging word by anyone in the Goshen community concerning his personal or professional life or about how he conducted his businesses. I believe that God blessed him financially because Uncle Ron was more interested in living a Godly life than economic success. His reputation was such that, when I was inquiring about renting an apartment in Goshen, I mentioned his name as a reference. Apparently, that was enough for my potential landlord; the fact that I was Ron Miller’s nephew was sufficient to give me the apartment over other interested parties. I know because he told me it was the reason he rented the apartment to me without reviewing other applicants.
It could be said that Ron Miller enjoyed a good, long and comfortable life here on Earth. But from what I witnessed of that life, I can attest to the mounds of treasure he stored up in Heaven. His past life in this world was nothing compared to what he is currently enjoying among the saints in the presence of his God, Lord and Savior.
You will be missed, Uncle Ron.