Coletta A. Miller, 90, of Fremont, OH passed away on Thursday, April 20, 2023 surrounded by her loving family. She was born on October 31, 1932 in Toledo, OH the daughter of Robert and Coletta (Toeppe) Steinbauer. She was a 1950 graduate of St Joseph High School and became a registered nurse at Mercy School for Nursing in Toledo, OH. Coletta married Eugene “Gene” R. Miller on January 22, 1955 at St. Mary Catholic Church in Clyde, OH and he preceded her in death on November 24, 2016. She led a faith-filled life and was an active member of Sacred Heart Catholic Church where she was involved in the Altar Rosary Society, Confraternity of the Blessed Sacrament and a funeral lunch coordinator. Coletta was a founding member of Heartbeat and the initiator of the geranium fundraiser sale. She was an award-winning quilter until her hands grew too tired. Coletta was chief organizer and map reader for the family travels across North America. Together she and Gene created everlasting memories for their seven kids in a pop-up camper and station wagon for weeks at a time. During the winters, hot chocolate and skate tying became her specialty.
Coletta is survived by her children, Theresa (Stephen) Smith, Pittsburgh, PA, Raymond (Lorrie) Miller, Fremont, Angela (Robert) Hurd, Annapolis, MD, Lauretta (Ken) Swint, Fremont, Andrew (Gwen) Miller, Plymouth, MI, Daniel (Holly) Miller, Toledo, OH and Carl (Kristen) Miller, Perrysburg, OH; grandchildren, Meghan (Gray) Cole, Michael McHenry, Cory (Amber) Miller, Kyle (Alison) Miller, Sarah Hurd, Nathaniel (Andrea) Hurd, Emily (Jonathan) Reyes, Eli Hurd, Nick (Betsy) Swint, Jenna (Andy) Adams, Abby (Matt) Kriha and Molly Swint, Katie, Matt and Drew Miller, Madelyn and Amelia Miller and Sydney Miller; great-grandchildren, James, Audrey and Logan Cole, Jaret, Deacon and Raelynn Miller, Nora and Neil Miller, Oliver Reyes, Annie and Gracie Swint and Charlie Adams and sister-in-law, Marian Steinbauer, Clyde. She is fondly remembered by her many nieces and nephews as Aunt Coke.
She is preceded in death by her parents; husband, Eugene “Gene” R. Miller; siblings, Robert, Carl, Richard, John, Thomas and James Steinbauer.
The family would like to express a special thanks to Promedica Hospice for such loving care over the last 6 months and her caregivers Laura, Emily and Marcia for helping us through each stage of the last 6 years without dad by her side.
Visitation: Tuesday, April 25, 2023 from 9:30 to 11:30 a.m. at Sacred Heart Catholic Church, 550 Smith Rd., Fremont, OH.
Mass of Christian Burial: Tuesday, April 25, 2023; 11:30 a.m. at the church.
Burial: St. Joseph Cemetery, Fremont, OH
Memorials can be made in Coletta’s honor to Heartbeat, Sacred Heart Catholic Church or Bishop Hofmann Catholic Schools.
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Vicki and Tim Hoffman
So sorry for your loss. Coletta is enjoying seeing so many other Founding Mothers of Heartbeat in heaven. I spent countless years with Colletta while we volunteered together at Heartbeat, from the very beginning in 1973. Vicki Wolf Hoffman, another Founding Mother of Heartbeat. Love, Prayers fpr all the family.
D Hessick Hessick
Ray,Lauretta and families so sorry for your loss. Cherish your fondest memories of her. May God wrap his arms around you all. May she spread her wings and fly high. The Hessicks
Dear Family, You have our Deepest Sympathy and you are in our thoughts and prayers. Sincerely, Larry and Karen Cronin
Sr. Anne Mary Molyet, SND
My deepest sympathy at the loss of your dear mother. I remember your parents who always had a smile on their faces. May you be comforted that your parents are enjoying the company of Jesus with relatives and friends. You can count on my prayers.
Our deepest sympathies to you and your whole family.
So sorry for your loss.
We wish you peace and comfort as you grieve.
God bless you and your family.
We are sorry for your loss. Our prayers of peace for your family.
Brent & Tricia Gadberry
To the entire Miller Family,
I just loved working with you dear Mom at Heartbeat. She was a true leader and had a real love for life. May she enjoy the richness of Heaven with your dad.
The Soriano Family with Brigitte Gastel
Dear Miller Family,
May you look back on the many precious memories and find peace in knowing that your mother, along with your father raised an amazing family. May both of their souls finally rest together forever.
Thoughts and prayers,