Ronald Eugene Miller age 69 of Park City, Kansas passed away on February 10, 2022 at Ascension Via Christi St. Francis Hospital in Wichita, Ks. Ron was born on December 17, 1952 in Newton, Kansas, the son of Norman and Loretta (VanKley) Miller. He married Jin Hu December 5, 2003 in Derby, Ks.
Ron is survived by his wife Jin of Park City, Kansas, daughters Tara Schmidt and husband Nick of Newton, Kansas, Kylie Tucker of Newton, Kansas, Tina Miller and fiancee Tan Le of Wichita, Kansas. Surviving grandchildren include Max and Leo Schmidt, Lucy and Jack Tucker and Quinn Le, and sister Cindy Brinkman and husband Marvin of Emporia, Kansas. Ron was preceded in death by his parents.
Ron was passionate about classic cars, WW2 history and memorabilia. He would share with his family and friends about his love for history and appreciation of antiques and felt it was important to hang on to our heritage. He enjoyed watching football games and playing and watching softball games. Throughout his life Ron enjoyed lifting weights. He and his wife Jin attended the First Baptist Church in Wichita.
His girls have fond childhood memories of games, movies, pranks, tackle football, tennis, antiquing, and hitting the batting cages on the weekends. The girls especially loved hearing stories of his collectibles, pranks and his adventures. He would share his life’s wisdom with his girls, and gave them strength through his own strength. He always helped in any way that he could. He was a protector of his girls.
He worked at Boeing and Spirit aviation for many years and retired at 62 years of age.
A graveside memorial service to honor Ron is planned for March 5th at 11am at Whitewater, Kansas cemetery. We welcome friends and family to attend.
Jin and family –
We’re so sorry for Ron’s passing, but we celebrate his faith and take comfort knowing he is in the presence of Christ.
Steve & Kim Van Kley
I’m so sorry to hear of your dad’s passing! Looks like your name was inadvertently left out of the obituary! Hugs friend!!
My condolences Holli, to you, your husband and children.
I’m so sad he has gone. I met him in January 1988, when he and I started the same day, and department at Boeing. I worked with him until he retired. He was always a great friend.
Belle Plaine, KS
I worked with Ron at Boeing many years ago. What a great guy and friend. The world lost a good one.
RIP My Friend…lots of memories from all our slow pitch travel days to all those grueling basement workouts…
We want to express our deepest sympathy and love to you all. We loved Ron so much and dearly miss him. We loved his humor and deep thinking and how he cared for us and kept in touch. We know he was a believer in Jesus and we are encouraged by the assurance that we will see him again one day in heaven, where he is now experiencing real joy. May the Lord bring you comfort, peace and strength in the days ahead.
Uncle Milt and Aunt Sharon
One of my favorite poems about life.
“I read of a man who stood to speak at the funeral of a friend. He referred to the dates on the tombstone from the beginning to the end.
He noted first came the date of the birth and spoke the following date with tears. But he said what mattered most of all was the dash between the years.
For that dash represents all the time that they spent life on Earth. And now only those who loved them know what that little line is worth.
For it matters not how much we own, the cars, the house, the cash. What matters is how we live and love, and how we spend our dash.
So, think about this long and hard. Are there things you’d like to change? For you never know how much time is left that can still be rearranged.
If we could just slow down enough to consider what’s true and real, and always try to understand the way other people feel.
Be less quick to anger and show appreciation more, and love the people in our lives like we’ve never loved before.
If we treat each other with respect and more often wear a smile, remembering that this special dash might only last a little while.
So, when your eulogy is being read with your life’s actions to rehash, would you be proud of the things they say about how you spent your dash?”
Dear Jin, and all Family Members,
Carol and I wanted to express our profound sympathy to all of you for your loss of Ron. Thanks to all of you for keeping us informed of his condition during those difficult days. We loved Ron like a son, and miss being able to communicate with him as we used to so often. We know he loved all of you, and often expressed that to us. We also know he loved our Lord Jesus, and he was assured of his salvation and eternity in heaven. We pray God will grant you His peace and comfort in the days ahead.
Uncle Don & Aunt Carol
Just heard the news! He was a well made man & friend, and it was a pleasure & honor to know and work with him for many years at Boeing/Spirit. Sincere condolences, and may God bless & comfort his family and friends.