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Roger Dean Miller, 71, of Berne, passed away on Sept. 27, 2013 at Swiss Village. He was born May 6, 1942 to Maurice and Edith (Habegger) Miller.
He graduated from Berne-French High School and was in a computer programmer training program established for disabled individuals by IBM in Indianapolis. He retired from IBM at Lincoln Life as an Information Technology Specialist. Roger also worked for Lincoln National Life Insurance Company, Mutual Security Life Company and E.P. Graphics in Berne.
Roger was involved with the League for the Blind and Disabled, Turnstone Center for Disabled Children and Adults and United Way in Fort Wayne, serving on boards and working in an advisory capacity. He provided peer support for spinal cord disabled individuals at area hospitals. He attended Brookside Community (Mennonite) Church in Fort Wayne.
Among survivors are his father; a sister Nancy (Don) Egley of Decatur; two nieces, Kami (Ed) Miller Ulmer of Henniker, N.H. and Jody (Quinn) Egley Hirschy of Fort Wayne; and great nieces and nephew, Aria and ARden Ulmer and Caroline and William Hirschy.
He is preceded in death by his mother; and brother, Wayne Edward.
Visitation will be from 4 - 8 p.m. on Monday, Sept. 30 at Swiss Village and one hour prior to services at Swiss Village Chapel.
Funeral services will be at 1 a.m. on Tuesday, Oct. 1 at the Swiss Village Chapel with Pastor James Compton officiating. Burial will be in the Springhill (Backesto) Cemetery in rural Berne at a later date.
Preferred memorials are to Youth for Christ, Turnstone Center for Disabled Children and Adults, League for the Blind and Disabled and/or Swiss Village Samaritan Fund.