header 1
header 2
header 3

In Memory

Virginia May Bachtel (Miller) - Class Of 1938 VIEW PROFILE

Virginia May Bachtel (Miller)

Virginia May Miller
Feb. 28, 1920 - Feb. 22, 2011

SOUTH BEND - Virginia May (Bachtel) Miller, passed away peacefully on February 22, 2011, six days before her 91st birthday, at home with her daughter, son-in-law, and her faithful K9 companion, Buddy. She was born on February 28, 1920, in South Bend, Indiana, the daughter of Vernon O. and Edith (Dawson) Bachtel.

She is remembered for her independence, dignity and desire to succeed. She strove to pass these characteristics on to her children. She was an accomplished pianist, artist and by profession, school teacher, teaching 4th grade at Monroe Elementary School in South Bend, Indiana.

She married James F. Miller in 1980 and they traveled to exotic places such as China, Egypt and Greece, settling in Mesa, Arizona, in 1984.

Preceding her in death were her husband, James F. Miller; sister, Mary Blakeman; son, Richard Paul Murrmann; and grandson, Robert Murrmann.

Surviving are her sister, Dora Mathisen of Chatham, NJ; her children, Kent F. Murrmann (Suzanne) of Blacksburg VA, George J. Murrmann (Margaret) of Indianapolis, IN, Don N. Murrmann (Marilyn) of Kerrville, TX, Kathy J. Swanson (Robert) of Mesa, AZ, JoEllen DePaepe (Robert) of South Bend, IN; her daughter-in-law, Judy Murrmann of Beckley WVa; seven grandchildren and four great-grandchildren; and her companion, Buddy.

A graveside service will be held at South Lawn Cemetery on March 12, 2011, at 11:00 a.m. To leave the family an online condolence or to share memories with the family, please visit www.mem.com.

Published in the South Bend Tribune on March 6, 2011.


09/15/2023 DEC


Click here to see Virginia May's last Profile entry.