Kenneth C. Miller, formerly of Traverse City, passed away on Sunday, July 30, 2017. Kenneth was the oldest son of Robert Allan Miller and the late Donna Jean Miller.
Kenn is survived by his two sons, Cameron and Christopher; brothers, Bryant (Anahita) Miller, Robert (Danielle) Miller, Brad Marshall; several aunts, uncles, cousins and A niece and nephew
Kenneth came into the world on July 3, 1968 talking, and left this world in July 2017 talking. Kenn was known for his ability to talk to anyone, and it did not take long for him to call someone friend. He never forgot your name and he always referred to his friends by name in the stories he told. Everyone was an individual to Kenn, and he recognized them as such. "I didn't know Kenn very long, but he has left a lasting impression on me and I love him for that" - Anahita Miller. "For however long I am on this planet, I have had the privilege to share our friendship, childhood and crazy stories with others" - Brad Marshall.
Kenn's passion was music. "He undoubtedly knew everything about music, and if you had an ear he was wiling to talk to you about music or anything else" - Brad Marshall "I remember one Christmas Kenn gave Rob a Van Halen tape. It ended up with me, and because of his influence, I still listen and love all types of music, especially old-school metal. I love you bro. Thanks for being my big brother, and for having a profound influence on my life" - Bryant Miller.
At an early age, Kenn dreamed of bigger things than Traverse City, and as soon as he was old enough he was off traveling and exploring. He often traveled the country hitch hiking his way. In the late 1990's he moved to Northern California, eventually settling in Nevada City, California. There he met and married the beautiful Crystal Beavers, and had two wonderful sons. The settled life was not for Kenn, and he eventually started traveling again. His journeys in the last few years brought him back to Michigan where he enjoyed time with family and loved ones. Ultimately his heart never left Nevada City, the one place he called home and the place he spent his last days.
His friends remember him as punk-rock Kenny. His brothers remembered him as the big brother who never backed down from a dare, big or small. His niece and nephew remember him as the tattooed uncle. His father remembers him as son, loved and cherished.
Bands in Nevada City have volunteered to give a memorial concert for Kenn Aug. 11, 2017. A private memorial will take place at the family's convenience.
Published on August 8, 2017