God created Michael on 12-14-71 and he is born into the Family of Dick & Margie Miller, his parents. He is their second child and becomes the little brother to his big sister Christa. Michael has 2 middle names, Lee from his Grandfather Chapin and Henry from his Great Grandfather Miller. Michael becomes the first boy Grandson in the Chapin and Miller families. He is Baptized at Our Lady of Lourdes Catholic Church and Confirmed at St. John Vianney Catholic Church.
Growing up, during the 4th grade, his teacher Mrs. Tabor, realized his incredible intelligent brain and entered him in the Challenge Program for exceptionally Gifted kids. Through out Grade School and High School Michael is involved in Football as the “Center” and he had great athletic and personal skills. Growing up he was coached by his Father Dick in Baseball and Football and Dick had him involved in lots of sports. Michael loved people, loved to have fun, was a talented artist. During High School his son Christopher was born. Michael completed testing in High School and they found he had a MENSA genius score.
Chaos entered his life and his mental issues created a life of being imprisoned, humiliated, shackled and punished for many years and his mental issues were never addressed in prison. Michael survived, became and created a life as a super talented welder, and from his years in prison was a super talented Tatoo artist.
Michael loved people, and everyone loved Michael! He always shared what he had with his friends and would protect them and his family if ever he heard they needed help and protection. Michael’s mental issues and his excruciating physical pain he dealt with every day, especially dealing with the pain these last few years, and his ongoing progressive limited mobility, ended in heart failure and medical issues that took his life at 52 years old. Michael’s Heart – his Ginormous HEART will always carry on in our hearts & minds.
Funeral Services 10:30 AM Tuesday, January 23, 2024, at Mary Our Queen Catholic Church, 3405 South 118th Street, Omaha, NE. Memorials can be directed to the family or to the church for Masses to be said for Michael.