Alvin (Al) James Miller was born in Hastings, Michigan on August 19, 1954 to G. Forest Miller and M. Betty Miller, the 9th of their 11 children. Alvin died November 5, 2016 in Denver, Colorado. Al was a gentle giant of a man. Always caring for others. His battle with cancer ended too soon, leaving family and friends to mourn their loss.
He attended school in Hastings, Michigan.
Alvin enlisted in the United States Army on November 4, 1971 and was stationed in Darmstadt, Germany for most of his enlistment. Alvin was discharged from the United States Army on October 30, 1974. Alvin then returned to Hastings, Michigan where he worked for Bradford & White for many years. There, he formed a close bond with his many coworkers. Alvin left again with his bride, Renee, to live the happiest 5 years of his life in Aurora, CO in October of 2011. There, he worked for Wally Park as a shuttle bus driver for airport customers. Alvin was dearly loved by his many passengers, employers and co-workers. Alvin loved his time at Wally Park.
Alvin was proceeded in death by his parents, G. Forest and M. (Betty) Miller, maternal and paternal grandparents and brothers Loren Miller and Lyle Miller.
Survivors include his wife Renee Elizabeth Mondragon-Miller of Aurora, Colorado, son; Jaden Miller (Michelle) and children; Madison, Braxton, Jayda, Brooklyn, Sophia, son; Jason Miller (Kimberly) and children; Alex, Logan and Emma, two step daughters; Dorothy Smith (Tony), Barbara Jean Minshall (Carson) and Coraline, two stepsons; John Allen and Criss Mondragon. Alvin is survived by sisters; Wilna Miller Bertrand (Robert), Arlene Miller Maloney (Jim), Marylynn Miller Wright (Bruce), Jean Miller Shoemaker, Elaine Miler Eckman (Patrick), June Miller Miles (Terrance), brothers; Vern Miller (Kris), and Alton Miller (Rhoda), several nieces, nephews, aunts, uncles and cousins.
Alvin loved to collect vinyl albums and spent time listening to music, Al was a man of faith, and he was an accomplished carpenter building several planters and picture frames for his home in Aurora, and was a top-notch mechanic able to fix anything with an engine, and he enjoyed going to car shows. Gardening was another of his passions and Alvin loved working in the lawn, having great success with the various vegetables he grew annually. Most of all he loved spending time on his Harley.
There will be a Celebration of Life for Alvin in Hastings, Michigan on December 3, 2016 at 4:00 PM at the Hope United Methodist Church with the Pastor Randall Bertrand officiating. Military Honors will participate in the celebration.