Phillip R. Miner, 69 of Whiting, passed away peacefully on Saturday, September 11, 2021 at the Munster Med-Inn. He is survived by his beloved wife of 50 years, Bernadette (nee Chidalek); loving father of the late Charles J. Miner; cherished grandpa of Alyssa (Chris Engel) Miner; dearest brother of Dennis R. Miner and the late Charles E. (Gina (Bob) Huppenthal) Miner; dear brother-in-law of Theresa (Ed) Zawadzki and Monica (David) Rusnack; many nieces, nephews and cousins; adoring canine companion, his beagle, “Honey”.
A Memorial Service will be held on Saturday, October 2, 2021 at 1:00pm at the Baran Funeral Home, 1235-119th St., Whiting with Christopher McIntyre, D.O., M. Div., officiating, followed by military honors; visitation, Saturday from 11:00am to time of services. In Phil’s honor, please wear casual attire, bib overalls would be great! (due to the current health situation, face masks must be worn in the funeral home, social distancing is expected.); the service will be live-streamed at https://evt.live/baranfuneralhome/phillip-miner; interment of cremains will be held on Monday, October 4, 2021 at 10:00am at St. John Cemetery, Hammond with the Rev. Mark R. Peres, C.PP.S. officiating. Expressions of may be placed on-line at www.baranfh.com.
Phillip Miner was born on May 26, 1952 to Charles R. and Dolores (Johnson) Miner. A lifelong resident of Hammond and the Whiting-Robertsdale Community, he was a graduate of George Rogers Clark High School, Class of 1970. He was a US Army Veteran of the Viet Nam Conflict. He was a former steel worker prior to becoming handicapped from a brain abscess in 1975. Through his adversity he maintained a great sense of dry humor. He enjoyed playing cribbage with the guys on Friday night and 10,000 with his favorite mother-in-law. A “counter bum” at the Purple Steer in Whiting, where he enjoyed giving managers and waitresses a hard time. He especially enjoyed Saturday morning breakfast with friends. A devoted husband, father and grandpa, Phil will be sadly missed by all who knew and loved him. In lieu of flowers, memorials to Honor Flight, 9701 W Higgins Rd Ste 310, Rosemont, IL 60018 or the St. John Steeple Restoration Fund, 1849 Lincoln Ave., Whiting, IN 46394, would be appreciated.
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