In Memoriam

Major Tim J. Miller

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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

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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 hit, 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.

 


Sergeant Bill Noack

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William A. Noack Jr., age 64, of Eureka passed away just after sunrise on Saturday, January 26, 2019, surrounded by his wife, daughters and grandchildren.

William was born on July 31, 1954, in Peoria, son to William Sr. and D. Joan Mason Noack. He was married to Trisha Triff Noack on May 22, 1982, at First English Lutheran Church in Peoria.
He was preceded in death by his mother.

Surviving are three daughters, Kelsey (Jason) Myers of St. Augustine, FL, Betsy (Blake) Wisely of Farmington, IL, and Sally Jo (Jake) Eastman of East Peoria, IL. Also surviving are 3 grandchildren and 2 sisters, Kim (Bob) Burk of Salem, MO, and Kathy Jo Noack of Jefferson City, MO.

William was a talented artist who graduated from SIU Carbondale in 1976 with a B.S. in Art Direction. He worked for many years as a creative director of graphic design and later studied architectural drafting. Most recently, he employed his architectural skills designing kitchens for Lowe’s of East Peoria. He was a member of Trinity Lutheran Church, an Eagle Scout, an avid horseman and a passionate historian who was well known for his portrayals of different eras of history at museums and events around the country.

Bill was an instant fixture at any event.  His passion, wit, trademark smile and unfaltering positive attitude made him both a leader in and out of the ranks as well a welcome camp neighbor and partner.  Bill’s dedication to excellence in every aspect of his impression and interpretation showed in his attention to the fine details and his unfaltering conduct as a gentleman and scholar.  His love not only for history’s story, but for his faith, his family and numerous friends and comrades near and far will resonate in camps and around fires for countless years to come.