Age 89, passed on Easter Sunday, April 12, 2020 at St. Joseph Mercy Hospital in Ann Arbor. He was born August 18, 1930 in Salem, Indiana, the son of Claude & Edna (Boston) Miller. Dwayne graduated from Salem High School in Salem Indiana in 1948. After graduation he enlisted in the United States Air Force where he attended flight school, becoming a pilot. Before retiring from the Air Force Reserve, he reached the rank of Lt. Colonel, proudly serving his country for 28 years. As a civilian, Dwayne worked for Culligan in Ann Arbor for 30 years, retiring in 1994. After retiring, he stayed busy with projects around the house and held a variety of part-time jobs working well into his seventies. He was a member of the Westside United Methodist Church, but recently attended Chelsea Nazarene Church. In his spare time, Dwayne enjoyed dominos, card games, puzzles, woodworking and Big Ten college football.
Dwayne is survived by his wife, Ruth; his twin daughters, Karen Hammonds of Ypsilanti and Sharon Prestia of Ypsilanti; 3 step-daughters, Melissa (Michael) Taylor of Adrian, Renee Dorr of Manchester, Heather (Larry) Broughton of AZ; a sister-in-law Essie Miller of Salem, IN; 10 grandchildren, Courtney, Cathy, Lisa, Laura, John, Samantha, Jacob, Amber, Lucian, Kayla; and 1 great-grandson, Mason. He was preceded in death by a brother, Bruce; a granddaughter, Katie Prestia; and his first wife, Clarice.
A memorial service was recorded and you may watch it using the link below. A memorial gathering will be held Saturday, August 8, 2020 from 1-4 pm at the Chelsea Church of the Nazarene, 12126 Jackson Rd, Dexter Twp, MI 48130. A private burial was held at Washtenong Memorial Park in Ann Arbor. Memorial contributions may be made to Chelsea Nazarene Church, P.O. Box 389, Chelsea, MI 48118. Arrangements were entrusted to Cole Funeral Chapel, Chelsea.