Dylan Tyler Craig Miller, 24, of Elkhart, passed away unexpectedly at his home on Tuesday, January 11, 2022 following a sudden illness. He was born in Elkhart on March 16, 1997 to Jennifer L. (Rich) Hall of Elkhart and Nathan J. (Holly) Miller of South Bend, and was a 2016 graduate of Elkhart Central High School.
Besides his parents and loving step-parents, Dylan, or “Marshal” Dylan as his grandpa would call him, in reference to James Arness’ character on “Gunsmoke”, is survived by a brother, Damien Hall, of Silver Lake; sisters Cloey (Noah Robinson) Miller of Elkhart and Kayla McNoldy and Jaylin Tingle, both of South Bend; two great grandmothers, and a “ton” of grandparents, as Dylan would say, because he was blessed with being raised by a loving blended family. Also left to cherish Dylan’s memory are a host of aunts, uncles, cousins, classmates, workmates and good friends. Incidentally, Dylan always has a special relationship with his sister Cloey, and she always referred to him as her “Bub”. Those two and their mother always considered themselves the “Three Musketeers”, and now they have lost their dear “D’artagnan”!
Dylan’s family will be hosting a celebration of life service at Billings Funeral Home and Cremation Services in Elkhart on Saturday, January 15, 2022 at 1:00 pm, with a time of fellowship and visitation beginning there at 11 am. Pastor Michael Quirey of Elkhart’s Grace Baptist Church will officiate and cremation will follow the services.
Dylan was born with an altruistic personality, which meant that he was compelled to help those in need - whether it was lending a hand, providing support or guidance, Dylan had a genuine like for people and his parents were always proud of his capacity for open acceptance of others. He was also very artistically inclined, both in music and in visual art. He was a talented sketch artist and enjoyed designing custom personalized shoes. He was also an accomplished guitarist, and often amazed his family and friends with the different songs and riffs he had mastered.
He also had quite a passion for motorcycles and dirt bikes and had been riding them since he was two years old. His dad would laugh at the fact that Dylan was so enthusiastic about his riding that he wore a tiny track in the yard. Every other year or so, Dylan would get another motorcycle, each more fitting to his size and talent.
Finally, it should be mentioned that he was an extensive gamer and loved relaxing to his impressive library of videos games. He was also a huge dog lover, and another benefit of being from a blended family meant that he had dogs at both his mom AND his dad’s house, which…to Dylan…was a win-win situation
In lieu of flowers, the family has asked that memorial contributions be made to his sister Cloey’s educational fund in care of his mother, Jennifer. Those wishing to leave condolences, personal messages or photographs may do so on Dylan’s obit page on the funeral home’s website. Thank you for your interest in Dylan’s life!
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