Timothy Miller

January 31, 1951 - August 12, 2021

Tim Miller, age 70, of Surfside Beach, SC, formerly of Batavia, IL, passed away August 12, 2021, surrounded by family after a long and courageous battle with cancer.  He was the son of the late Richard and Audrey (Swanson) Miller of Batavia, IL.  He married Sharon Sue (Hill) on September 27th, 1980.  He attended Batavia Schools until the time of his graduation in 1969 and attended Waubonsee Community College working in automotive.  He then joined the U.S. Army, serving his country while stationed in Germany working as a diesel mechanic from 1971-1974.  All this led him to a 43-year career in diesel mechanics working for Ludwig Dairy in Elgin and retiring from Prairie Concrete (formerly Batavia Concrete) as their head mechanic in 2017.  He was a diehard Bears, Cubs, and Blackhawks fan and enjoyed spending time around racing from small tracks like the drag strip to the big boys of Nascar.  He spent some time racing himself in his 1968 Camaro on the drag strip. He enjoyed working on vehicles of all kinds, but his greatest passion was the 1978 CJ7 Jeep he rebuilt from scraps to the beauty it is today. He was a hard-working man and was able to finally retire near the beach and enjoyed trips down Ocean Blvd. on the golf cart, scooter or his beloved jeep taking his best advice from Old Dominion and “taking the top off the CJ7 and letting that Surfside sand and wind mess up his hair”.

He is survived by his wife, Sue, his 3 daughters, Tabitha, Blythe, and Morgan, and his grandchildren, Kelsey, Kaleigh, Tysonn, and Connor, his brother Tom Miller of Elburn, IL and many extended family and friends.

 He was preceded in death by his parents, Richard, and Audrey (Swanson) Miller, his in-laws Don and Berenice Hill, and his granddaughter Quincee Barnes-Miller all of Batavia, IL.

A celebration of life will be held from 1-3 p.m. on Saturday, August 21st followed by a brief service at Moss Family Funeral Home 209 S. Batavia Ave.  Batavia, IL.  An interment of ashes will take place at Garfield Cemetery Rt. 38 and Garfield Rd. Campton Hills at 4 p.m. In lieu of flowers, donations can be made in his name to Hospice and Palliative Care Foundation at or to the Prostate Cancer Foundation at Make A Gift

For additional information contact Moss Family Funeral Home, 630-879-7900,

Guest Book

  • George & Sandy Tim will always be in our hearts. From going to school together and then getting married to my sister. We used to go to the drag strip and camped together and played cards for many years. We had a lot of fun and we will never forget you . love always George and Sandy