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January 21, 2008

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Matt Miller

World championship ultra-marathon runner and president of the M&M Company of the South, Mathias (Matt) Peter Miller, 88, passed away Sunday, January 20, 2008, of pneumonia following knee surgery.

Born in Uehling, Nebraska on September 11, 1919, Miller came to New Orleans during World War II. He met and was married to Helen Alexander Miller, of New Orleans, for 63 years. Known for his strong faith and political views, Miller was a member of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints of Metairie and the John Birch Society.

He began his running career at age 66 and captured national attention setting and breaking world records. In 1997 he ran 90 miles in 24 hours breaking his own record of 83 miles set the previous year. He liked to train by running barefoot on the levees of Lake Pontchartrain.

Miller is survived by his wife Helen Alexander Miller; sons Michael M. and Mitchell A. Miller; daughters Maureen M. Kuehne and Barbara M. Wilburn; in-laws John Kuehne, Doug Wilburn, and Beverly Blackburn; nephews Jeffrey, Dale, Whitney, and Scott Alexander; niece Judith A. Jackson; brother Robert Miller; 9 grandchildren; 6 great-grandsons; 3 great-granddaughters; and wonderful friends who are just like family. Son of the late Walter Miller and Mary Helen Heitzhusen. Relatives and friends of the family are invited to attend the funeral service on Thursday, January 24, 2008, at 3:00 p.m. at Tharp-Sontheimer-Tharp, 1600 N. Causeway Blvd., Metairie. Visitation will precede the service beginning at 1:00 p.m.


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So sorry to hear this, TulipGirl! Our family will keep yours in our prayers. Something about the twinkle in his eyes in that picture reminds me of my grandpa.

Posted by: jenn at January 23, 2008 03:05 PM

What a loss, but what a legacy for your family. May you enjoy the shared memories that the next days and weeks will bring. Will be praying for your comfort and peace. Sharon

Posted by: sharon at January 23, 2008 06:06 PM

I am deeply sorry for your loss. May the Lord give you comfort and peace.

Posted by: Carol at January 23, 2008 07:31 PM

(((HUG))) I am so sorry....

Posted by: Leann at January 23, 2008 08:31 PM

((Hugs)) to you friend.

Posted by: Shanna at January 23, 2008 09:41 PM

I'm sorry for your loss, TG. May God grant you peace and joy as you remember your life with him in the days and weeks to come.

Posted by: kim from hiraeth at January 23, 2008 09:56 PM

I'm so very sorry.

Posted by: Cassie at January 24, 2008 10:24 PM

I'll repeat here my sorrow, and intent to pray, for you and yours, these days. Please be well.

Posted by: pgepps at January 25, 2008 05:13 AM

I'm so sorry. The photo is beautiful, TG. I know you'll miss him. May God comfort you.

Posted by: Kathy at January 28, 2008 09:31 AM

I am so sorry for your loss. He sounds like a truly amazing man!

Posted by: chewymom at January 29, 2008 09:12 AM

Thank you for your kind and comforting words.

Posted by: TulipGirl at February 3, 2008 12:23 PM


 
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