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Carolyn Rose (Merklinger) Miller

August 14, 1948 ~ August 6, 2023 (age 74) 74 Years Old


Carolyn Rose (Merklinger) Miller, age 74, of Lowell and Ionia, Michigan, passed away on August 6, 2023. She was born on August 14, 1948 to Harvey and Lena Merklinger of Lowell. Carolyn was one of 8 children – three girls and five boys.

Carolyn “Granny” went on to marry Roger Miller and have two children, Joseph Michael Merklinger and Carol Lee Miller. She had 3 grandchildren and 4 great-grandchildren, whom she enjoyed being with very much. She also loved the color yellow, country music, Busch Light, and watching birds and squirrels out of her window.

She is preceded in death by her mother and father; two sisters; three brothers; and her son.

She is survived by her daughter, Carol Lee Miller Yurkinas; grandchildren, Misti Yurkinas (Jeremy Vandeusen), Michael Yurkinas, Madison Lombardo (Noah Barna); adoptive grandchild, Mary Lou Ogea; great-grandchildren, Aubrey Vandeusen, Gracie Kay Ernst, Greasyn Michael Yurkinas, and Titan Adam Barna; and niece, Chavonne Sissy Walters (Ron Staines).

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