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1934 Nathan 2022

Nathan Harold Miller

May 15, 1934 — June 17, 2022


Nathan Harold Miller, age 88, of Indianapolis, passed away peacefully on June 17th surrounded by family. Nathan was born on May 15, 1934, to Dave and Ida Rose Miller in Burlington, Iowa.  He graduated from Shortridge High School and Indiana University, where he was a member of Zeta Beta Tau Fraternity.

Nathan served in the United States Army during the Korean War where he served as a tank commander.  Following his service, he returned to Indianapolis and started his career with Morris Plan, a savings and loan. Later, he joined his father-in-law Arthur Cassell at Arch Beverage.  Arch Beverage was sold in 1973. While considering his next business venture, Nathan took this time and became president of Indianapolis Hebrew Congregation.

Nathan then went out on his own, forming three liquor distributorships across the state, with partner Dan Domont, Miller Distributing, Columbia Liquors and Heritage Liquors.  He expanded to Illinois with the purchase of Great Lakes Wine Company in 1976, which sold in 2000.  Nathan never formally retired.  He kept busy with his love for stock trading, and volunteer commitments with Indianapolis Hebrew Congregation. Nathan will be remembered for his kind and generous nature.

He is survived by his beloved wife of 63 years, Joan Cassell Miller and his loving children, Gregory (Melissa) Miller and Beth (Richard) Conen; grandchildren, Aaron Miller and Joseph Edmonds, Sarah (Andrew) Pernikoff, Alana (Joseph) Bernstein, Jared (Andrea) Conen and Adam Conen; great grandchildren, Julia and Eliana Pernikoff; and sister, Nanette Shane.  His brother-in-law, Robert Shane preceded him in death.

Graveside services will be on Monday, June 20, 2022, at 10:00 am in Indianapolis Hebrew Congregation South Cemetery.

Donations can be made to Indianapolis Hebrew Congregation .

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Monday, June 20, 2022

Starts at 10:00 am (Eastern time)

Indianapolis Hebrew Congregation South Cemetery

140 West Kelly Street, Indianapolis, IN

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