1942 Frederick 2021

Frederick Karl Miller

September 16, 1942 — December 2, 2021

Frederick Karl Miller, 79 of Canton went to be with the Lord on Thursday, December 2, 2021.

Fred was born in Detroit on September 16, 1942. He was the beloved son of Dr. Karl and Ruth (Dimmick) Miller. He graduated from Grosse Pointe South High School where he played varsity football.

Fred earned a Bronze Star while serving in Vietnam. His experience as a TV carrier and equipment team chief in the US Army paved the road for his civilian career as an electrical engineer and various shenanigans.

Fred began his legacy with WXYZ/ABC in 1969 to breaking ground at WRIF for 25 years and became Chief Engineer. Venturing on to WNIC and retiring in September 2004 with Clear Channel Radio.

Fred came to Canton in 1970. He was faithfully dedicated to American Legion, and the Stephens Ministry. He enjoyed bible studies, continuing in his spiritual growth and the comfort that God's word gave him while regularly attending Trinity, Geneva, and Covenant Presbyterian Churches.

Fred cherished the time he spent with Friends and Family especially his grandchildren. He also enjoyed watching NASCAR, football, hockey and Taco Tuesdays with Mike Dault.

Frederick is survived by his loving wife and companion of 56 years Chong Miller, Daughters Nancy Richards and Patty (Al) Iafrate. Grandchildren Melissa (Will) Waters, Chandler Hawley, Joshua Richards, Paige Hawley, Great grandchild Kristine Waters whom he adored, and beloved brother of Charlotte VanHoutte.

Fred (Rick) Miller Memorial Gathering

Date: Monday December 13

Time: 3 p.m-9 p.m.

Location:Schrader-Howell funeral home 280 S. Main St., Plymouth

Memorial Service

Date: Tuesday December 14

Gathering Time: 10:00-11:00am

Service Time: 11:00am



(Lunch, Story Time, and Memoirs after service).

Location: Trinity Presbyterian Church 10101 Ann Arbor Rd., Plymouth


Frederick will be laid to rest with military honors at Great Lakes National Cemetery on December 15, 2021 at 10:30 A.M.

To order memorial trees or send flowers to the family in memory of Frederick Karl Miller, please visit our flower store.

Service Schedule

Past Services

Memorial Gathering

Monday, December 13, 2021

3:00 - 9:00pm (Eastern time)

Schrader-Howell Funeral Home

280 S. Main St, Plymouth, MI 48170

Plant Tree

Enter your phone number above to have directions sent via text. Standard text messaging rates apply.

Memorial Gathering

Tuesday, December 14, 2021

10:00 - 11:00am (Eastern time)

Plant Tree

Enter your phone number above to have directions sent via text. Standard text messaging rates apply.

Memorial Service

Tuesday, December 14, 2021

Starts at 11:00am (Eastern time)

Plant Tree

Enter your phone number above to have directions sent via text. Standard text messaging rates apply.

Committal Service

Wednesday, December 15, 2021

Starts at 10:30am (Eastern time)

Great Lakes National Cemetery

4200 Belford Road, Holly, MI 48442

Plant Tree

Enter your phone number above to have directions sent via text. Standard text messaging rates apply.

This site is protected by reCAPTCHA and the
Google Privacy Policy and Terms of Service apply.

Service map data © OpenStreetMap contributors

Send Flowers

Plant A Tree