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Brett Allen Miller

Brett Allen Miller

Brett Allen Miller, age 34, of Quincy, died on May 26, 2017, in his home surrounded by his family and loved ones. Brett was born October 3, 1982, in St. Mary Hospital, Galesburg, IL a son of Randall Allen and Debra Lea (Heubner) Miller.
He married Lydia Rose Keck on June 7, 2008 in Quincy's St. Peter Catholic Church; she survives.

Brett was the Athletic Director and Spanish Teacher at Liberty High School, where he had worked since 2005. He had managed Wavering Pool for 15 years as well.
He was a graduate of St. Peter Grade School, a 2001 graduate of Quincy Notre Dame High School and a 2005 graduate of Millikin University with a degree in Spanish Education. Brett went on to earn his Master's degree in Education Administration from William Woods University.

Brett was an avid St. Louis Cardinals baseball fan. He was passionate about all things Cardinals baseball. He loved being a part of his children's activities. He also enjoyed playing slow pitch softball and following all kinds of Liberty and QND athletics. He was also a member of St. Peter Church and the men's prayer group.

In addition to his wife Lydia, survivors also include their children, Malena Rose Miller and Brantley Allen Miller; his parents, Randy & Debbie Miller of Quincy; his brother, Dustin (Alison) Miller, and sister, Lindsay (Pete) Bond, all of Quincy;
his maternal grandparents, Jadeen Hall of Camp Point and Floyd Heubner of Quincy; his paternal grandmother, Lucille Miller of Quincy; his mother and father in-law, Dave and Becky Keck of Quincy; brothers and sisters-in-law, Laura (William Koch) Keck of Palmyra, MO; Rachael (Bill) Powell of New Haven, CT; and Kelli (Nathan) Lunt of Quincy. Numerous nieces, nephews, aunts, uncles, and cousins also survive.

He was preceded in death by his paternal grandfather, Russell Miller and maternal grandfather, Jim Hall.

Funeral services will be held on Wednesday, May 31, 2017, at 9:45 a.m. in the Duker & Haugh Funeral Home with a Mass of Christian Burial at 10:30 a.m. at St. Peter Church by Monsignor Leo Enlow.
Interment will be in Calvary Cemetery.
Visitation hours will be Tuesday from 4:00 to 8:00 p.m. at St. Peter Church.
Memorials are suggested to the Liberty Education Foundation, Quincy Notre Dame Foundation-Brett Miller Scholarship, St. Peter Grade School, or the Blessing Hospital Cancer Center.

The family will be forever grateful for all-of the prayers, love and support that have been provided over the years along Brett's journey.

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From:
Doug & Judie Flesner
Camp Point, IL
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Please know you are in our thoughts and prayers at this time and the days ahead.
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Vickey and Mike Haxel
Quincy, IL
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Thoughts, prayers, and huggsss ❤️
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Jerry & Sue Schmidt
Carrollton, IL
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Our thoughts and prayers to all of Brett's family. What a great young man, that will be missed by all that knew him. Bless him on his journey to be with our Lord. Blessings to those who will cherish their memories with him.
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Jon & Katie O'Neal
Payson, IL
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It was a pleasure to be able to work with Brett and enjoy all those carpool rides together. He was a good man and teacher. Your family is in our prayers.
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Ann Downey
Monticello, IL
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So sorry Randy to hear this news. Your family will be in my prayers.
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Brooke (Frericks) Kiel
Moscow mills, MO
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Praying for peace for your family during this difficult time.
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Loretta Wardlow
Fowler, IL
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Carol,Connie and Helen> I am so sorry for the loss of your family member and at such a young age. Many prayers to his family. Loretta
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Jamie (Bockenfeld) Parrott
Quincy, IL
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May God bless and comfort Brett's family. So heartbreaking.
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Charlene Kenney
Macomb, IL
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My heart is breaking for you as you cope with the loss of such a great husband, father, son, teacher. He fought the good fight. My prayers are with you all.
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Linda Anemone
Quincy, IL
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My prayers go out to family and friends. He fought a tough fight. God be with you all at your time of need, he's with Jesus. I am so very sorry.
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Sarah and David Markert
Mount Sterling, IL
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Lydia and family,
We are heart broken by your families loss. Please know our family will continue to keep you, your children and all of your family in our hearts, thoughts and prayers during this difficult time.
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Michelle Ebeling
Wyaconda, MO
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Debbie and family-
Our deepest sympathy to you at this time. Even though Brett isn't physically here any longer, you will see him each day in the smiles and laughter of your grandchildren. May God ease your sadness and you find comfort in knowing many hold you in prayer.
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John and Shawn Neyens and Family
Columbia, MO
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Our thoughts and prayers are with Lydia, Marlena, Brantley, and all of Brett's family. Our heart breaks for your loss. Brett was such a great man. May you find comfort and peace knowing he is now in heaven. God bless you all!
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Andy/ Maggie Euph
Chicago, IL
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Very sorry for your loss. These are trialsome times for all the families and friends. Even the Bible described death as a sting. Happily, it also mentioned this sting will not go on forever. Revelation 21:3, 4
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Barbara A Duesterhaus
Quincy, IL
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So sorry for your loss. Our prayers are with your family! Keep your faith! Barb Duesterhaus & Family
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Angela Salrin
Mt. Sterling, IL
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Lydia & family, I am so very sorry for your loss. My thoughts and prayers are with you.
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Karen Stauffer
Rushville, IL
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Lydia, I am praying for you and yours for strength and courage to walk through this valley. I will forever be inspired by Brett's positive outlook, hope, faith and willingness to encourage others as I followed his Caring Bridges posts. I'm so sorry for this tremendous loss.
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Rosanne "Rosie" Knight
Quincy, IL
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My prayers and love go out to Lydia and her family. Brett fought hard to stay with you all, I am sure of it. He loved his family so much, as to know this fine young man was an honor in itself. It makes me proud to have known him.
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Julie Damon
Quincy, IL
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Praying for your family.
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Jim & Peggy Bailey
Quincy, IL
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Peggy and I are so sorry about the loss of your son, husband, and father - Brett. Although we didn't know Brett personally, we have heard from so many that he was such an outstanding young man. Our prayers and thoughts are with you at this time of such great loss.
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Wayne and Carolyn Pond
Liberty, IL
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Our love,thoughts and prayers for all family at this very difficult time ~ Wayne and Carolyn Pond
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Jim and Marcia Elliott
Liberty, IL
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Our thoughts and prayers are with you and your family during this difficult time. We had the pleasure of working with Brett a few times on sports books and always found him pleasant to work with. He will be missed by the Liberty community.