Louise Ann Miller, age 70, of South Milford, Ind., died on Friday, May 31, 2013, at Parkview Noble Hospital in Kendallville, Ind.
Mrs. Miller was born in Archbold on Nov. 20, 1942, to the late Glen Monroe Miller and Marguerite Annabelle (Stout) Miller.
Louise graduated from Pettisville High School in 1960 and attended Northwest State Technical College, Archbold, Ohio receiving certification as a journeyman tool and die maker.
She was proud of her accomplishments as a journeyman and took her work very seriously. She was the first woman tool and die maker in northwest Ohio.
She married Marvin H. Norden on Oct. 13, 1962, at Zion Lutheran Church in Ridgeville Corners. He preceded her in death on July 1, 2004.
Louise was employed as a certified journeyman for 30 plus years before retiring in 2012. She spent 15 years with No-Sag Kendallville.
Louise was a multi-talented and virtuous woman. She enjoyed oil painting, drawing and sketching, knitting and crocheting, playing her guitar, video games, computers and technology.
She loved being outside working in her yard and gardening. She was an excellent seamstress and licensed upholsterer. Louise was an avid reader and loved animals of all kinds.
She was always bragging about her grandchildren. She loved her grandchildren and cherished the time spent time with them.
Louise was an extremely generous person and very compassionate towards others. She was a member of the St. John’s Christian Church in Archbold.
Survivors include son, Roger and Missy Norden of Napoleon; daughter, Nancy and Rich Cartwright of Lubbock, Texas; five grandchildren, Dan Grime of West Unity, Nathan Norden of Napoleon; Alyssa Norden of Napoleon; Lindsae and Ethan Thompson of Lubbock, Texas; and Paul Cartwright of Lubbock; sister, Marlene Nagel of Union City, Mich.; brother, Kevin and Becky Miller of Bryan.
She was also preceded in death by her brother, James Edward Miller, in 1972.
Memorial services will be Thursday, June 6, 2013, at 6 p.m. at St. John’s Christian Church, 700 South Defiance Street in Archbold, with Pastor Adam Just. Visitation will be Thursday from 2-6 p.m. at the church.
Preferred memorials may be made to Louise’s family or charity of donor’s choice.
Arrangements have been entrusted to Hite Funeral Home of Kendallville, Ind.
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