Major Tim J. Miller
Tim J. Miller, 64, passed away September 25, 2015. He was a Shop Foreman for Brehob Corp. He was a veteran of the Air National Guard. He was a member of the Clermont Lion’s Club, Marion County Fish and Game, a Captain for Roger’s Own Company of the Roger’s Rangers reenactment group, and a Captain of the Mississinewa 1812 American Militia reenactment group. He was preceded in death by his parents, Joseph and Elsie Petercheff Miller and his brother, Danny Miller. Surviving are his wife, Chris Marshall Miller; son, Casey (Debbie Lemon) Miller and brother, Randy (Barbara) Miller.
Tim was an instrumental part of the 2nd Kentucky Regiment of Volunteers. Undoubtedly, he touched the lives and shaped the experiences of many of the 2nd Kentucky during his many years of active service and participation. In memory of his legacy at both Mississinewa 1812 and other historical reenactment events, Tim was posthumously promoted to Major on Saturday, 10 October 2015 at Mississinewa 1812.
Sergeant Major Mike Schmidt
Michael D. Schmidt, age 70, of Fishers, IN passed away unexpectedly on September 22, 2018. Mike was born in Portland, OR on November 20, 1947 to parents, Frederick R. and Vivian M. (Lillemoen) Schmidt.
Mike earned his Bachelor of Science degree in Engineering from Portland State University. During his career, he worked for RDS in Anderson, El Paso and Dayton and retired from Lionbridge Midwest, where he was the Director of Drafting.
Mike was a member of White Rock Fellowship in Noblesville, where he assisted with the sound board. He was also a member of the White River Guard, where he enjoyed participating in reenactments. He also discovered a love of making antique military rifles. He was a loyal Oregon Ducks fan and he and his wife always enjoyed their travels back to their home state to visit.
Mike is survived by his loving wife of 49 years, Shirley J. (Greco) Schmidt, whom he married on June 28, 1969. He is also survived by his two children, Danielle M. Schmidt Blake (Derek) and Dustin M. Schmidt (Rhonda); three grandchildren: Austin T., Noah M. and Lindsey M. Blake; and two brothers, Ronald A. and Bradley C. Schmidt, both of Portland, OR.
Mike was a founding member of the White River Guard and an simply inspirational person to be around. Mike was the quintessential gentleman. His legendary whit, trademark gentle smile, compassion, knowledge and passionate devotion to the Lord touched many countless lives. The 2nd Kentucky is privileged to have counted Mike among our closest friends and comrades and truly as one of our own if not by name than certainly in spirit.