Jere A. Miller, 87, residential building company owner, Manheim Rotary member, golfer

By on April 20, 2016

Jere A. Miller, 87, of Manheim, died peacefully surrounded by his family Friday, April 15, 2016, at the Lancaster General Hospital.

Born in East Petersburg, he was the son of the late Monroe and Charlotte Andes Miller. Jere was the loving husband of Lorraine “Rainy” Graybill Miller who died in December 2013.

He was a well-known owner and operator of a successful residential building company. Throughout the years Jere developed and constructed many homes and neighborhoods in the Manheim area. Before retiring, he worked as a real estate agent. In his early years he was a store clerk at the former Alpert’s Department Store, Manheim; he then started in the building industry as an apprentice, mixing mud for plastering and construction companies.

Jere had been a member of East Fairview Church of the Brethren, Manheim, and the Manheim Rotary Club. He enjoyed golfing throughout the years with his buddies. He had a life-long passion for travel and taking long drives to destinations both near and far. Any place that had beautiful warm sunny weather he wanted to experience.

Surviving is a son: Steven E. Miller, companion of Nancy Zentner, of Mercersburg; a daughter: Claudia M., wife of Mark P. Will, of Manheim; two grandsons: Derek and Austin; five brothers: Jim, husband of Jean Miller; Rick, husband of Sandra “Sam” Miller; Vaughn Miller, companion of Vicki Lowe; Sidney Miller; Gary Miller, all of Manheim; four sisters: Betty, wife of Bill Weirsma, of Lititz; Nancy, wife of Bill Shenberger; Rosalie Miller; Carol, wife of Nevin Garner, all of Manheim.

Preceding him in death are three brothers: Jack, Terry Lee, and Dougie Miller.

Relatives and friends are respectfully invited to attend Jere’s memorial service at the Buch Funeral Home, 21 Market Square, Manheim, on Friday, April 22, at 7 p.m. Friends may visit with the family at the funeral home on Friday evening from 6 p.m. until the time of the service. Interment will be private and at the convenience of the family.

Please omit flowers. Those desiring may send contributions in his memory to United Disabilities Services, 1901 Olde Homestead Lane, P.O. Box 10485, Lancaster, PA 17601.

To send the family online condolences, visit BuchFuneral.com. Buch Funeral Home, Manheim, was entrusted with the arrangements.

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