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Sue Ann (Benzing) Schnelle-Miller

July 27, 1933 ~ March 15, 2019 (age 85)

Sue Schnelle Miller, 85, of New Bremen, died 10:20 A.M. Friday, March 15, 2019, at St. Ritas Medical Center, Lima.

She was born July 27, 1933, in Wapakoneta, Ohio, the daughter of Guy and Alma (Sandkuhl) Benzing.

She married Myron Schnelle on June 18, 1955, and he preceded her in death on July 5, 1988.

She married Arthur “Red” Miller on May 23, 1993, and he preceded her in death on January 29, 2005.


Sue is survived by her children: Denise (Stan) Stephens of Lima; Duane (Brenda) Schnelle of New Bremen; Lisa (Ron) Wilkesof Bradenton, Florida. She is also survived by her 7 grandchildren and 4 great-grandchildren.


She was preceded in death by her parents; by both husbands; by her siblings: Robert Benzing and Marie Cordier.


Sue was a 1951 graduate of Saint Marys Memorial High School, and she attended Elkhart University. She retired from Otterbein Saint Marys Retirement Community, where she served as an administrative assistant. Sue was a member of Zion Lutheran Church in Saint Marys.

She loved crocheting blankets for her family, and will be remembered for her warm, fun personality.


Funeral rites will be held 2:00 P.M. Monday, March 18, 2019, at the Miller Funeral Home, 1605 Celina Road, Saint Marys, the Reverend Bill Maki, officiant. Burial will follow at Resthaven Memory Gardens.

Friends may call from 11:00 A.M. until the time of services on Monday at the funeral home.


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