OREGON – Ryan Simmons Miller, 30, of Oregon, passed away, Tuesday, Dec. 5, 2017, in a farming accident. He was a partner of M & R Farms, Dixon. It was a lifelong dream to farm with his dad.
Ryan was born, June 29, 1987, in Dixon, the son of Rory and Kathy (Eccles) Miller. Ryan married Jill Ansley Scholl on July 17, 2010, in Bloomington.
Ryan was a member of First Presbyterian Church in Rochelle and Lee County Farm Bureau. He enjoyed spending time with his family, farming, and was a fan of all sports, especially the Illini and Oregon Hawks. Ryan received a master’s degree in accounting from the University of Illinois and was a member of FarmHouse Fraternity. He was a part-time CPA at Wipfli accounting firm.
Ryan is survived by his wife, Jill Miller; two daughters, Madelyn June and Morgan Bell Miller; his mother, Kathy of Amboy; one sister, Kelsey (Jake) Firkins of St. Peters, Missouri; maternal grandmother, Yvonne Eccles of Dixon; and his In-laws, Jon (Joyce) Scholl of Cooksville.
Visitation will be from 4 to 7 p.m. Friday and 10 to 11 a.m. Saturday at New Life Lutheran Church in Sterling, The funeral will be at 11 a.m. Saturday at the church. Pastors from New Life Lutheran Church and First Presbyterian Church, Rochelle, will co-officiate. Private burial will be at Prairie Repose Cemetery, Amboy.
In lieu of flowers, a memorial has been established to the Miller family to set up a future college scholarship.
Preston-Schilling Funeral Home, Dixon, is handling arrangements.
Visit prestonschilling.com to send condolences.