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“It has been a while but when we see that smiling face we remember back to that young boy and his family accross the street with fond memories. Our...Read More »
1 of 15 | Posted by: Ralph and Doris Davis - Tampa, FL

“It was my pleasure to work with Steve, most intensely for about six or seven years when he and I were assigned to the major felony divisions of the...Read More »
2 of 15 | Posted by: Adam Mildred - Fort Wayne, IN

“Steve and I worked together for over 10 years. I am a court interpreter, so I knew him mostly professionally. However, he took a real interest in...Read More »
3 of 15 | Posted by: Gema Aparicio - FORT WAYNE, IN

“Our hearts and prayers are with you all during this sad time. ”
4 of 15 | Posted by: Jack & Jan Burton - Friend

“Joe, Joanne, Rosie & Steve, we are saddened to learn of the death of your brother. May he Rest In Peace. ”
5 of 15 | Posted by: Tom & Carol Vodde - Winter Garden, FL

“Elizabeth, you and your family are in our thoughts and prayers. I have know Steve since we were kids in the old neighborhood. You are all in prayer....Read More »
6 of 15 | Posted by: Marsha Bredemeyer-Gutierrez - IN

“What a beautiful tribute to an amazing man. I have such fond memories of Steve (or Mr. Miller as I thought of him!) from high school - he was always...Read More »
7 of 15 | Posted by: Kristi Law

“We will miss Steve - he was a good neighbor, friend and we saw him in action as a loving husband and father. ”
8 of 15 | Posted by: Karen & Barry Berggoetz - Friend

“Remembering our time together in high school band. We roomed together during band camp in August 1963. I had the fortunate occasion to meet his...Read More »
9 of 15 | Posted by: John Connell - Cheshire, CT

“Elizabeth, my deepest sympathy. I have known Steve for so many years. Since I have known my parents. We grew up together With the other left handed...Read More »
10 of 15 | Posted by: Karl Bredemeyer - Fort Wayne, IN

“May Eternal be his Memory! P. Stephen was an excellent lawyer, a compassionate human and a wonderfully funny individual! His absence will be felt by...Read More »
11 of 15 | Posted by: Nikos Nakos - Fort Wayne, IN

“We would "bump" into each other, usually in and around the courthouse, but even in other places. Although not good friends, it seems we always had 5...Read More »
12 of 15 | Posted by: Steve Lerch - Acquaintance

“It is with great sadness that I learned of P. Stephen's passing. I enjoyed many lively conversations with him during my employment with the ACPAO. ...Read More »
13 of 15 | Posted by: Andrea Lohman - Fort Wayne, IN

“Y'all are in our thoughts and prayers. Stephen was a WONDERFUL person, and we were very honored to have met him. All our love. Jen & Sergio ”
14 of 15 | Posted by: Jennifer Guerrero - Key West, FL

“Steve and I first met in the back row of the clarinet section as Freshmen in high school and really bonded in the joint effort we made to not flunk...Read More »
15 of 15 | Posted by: Rick Frederick - Bradford, PA


It is with great sadness that the family of Paul Stephen ("Steve") Miller announces his sudden passing after complications to cancer, early Sunday, November 18, 2018, in Fort Wayne at the age of 71.
Born in Ann Arbor, Michigan, Steve attended Most Precious Blood grade school and Central Catholic High School in Fort Wayne. He earned his bachelor's degree in economics and philosophy at Marian College in Indianapolis and was a 1974 Honors Graduate of the Indiana University School of Law. He taught at Indiana Wesleyan University and St. Barnabas Catholic School.
Steve began his law career at Lincoln Bank in Fort Wayne before entering private practice. He became a public defender in 1992, consistently standing up for people who had no other voice. He found inspiration in the life and works of Albert Schweitzer, Viktor Frankl, Clarence Darrow and Perry Mason, among others.
Steve had the rare distinction of successfully arguing before the 7th Circuit Court of Appeals, the Indiana Court of Appeals and the Indiana Supreme Court. He was most proud of his successful challenge of the Allen County jury selection system in the 1990s, proving that the system was not truly random but systematically excluded diverse and low-income neighborhoods. He also found inconsistencies with and successfully challenged field alcohol testing statutes, and successfully defended against a murder charge for the first time in 50 years in Allen County.
Steve is lovingly remembered by his wife of 43 years, M. Elizabeth "Liz" (nee Jaussaud); his children, John Stephen (Kym), Katherine "Kate" (Gabe) Guerrero, Mara Ann (Andrew) Sampson, and Robert John (Katherine Ranft); four grandchildren, Aden James, Oliver Stephen, Evelyn Marie, and Johana Kaitlyn; and his brother, Joseph "Joe" Francis (Joanne), and his sister, Rosalie "Rosie" Edna Kramer (Stephen). Steve was predeceased by his parents, Anita Agnes (nee Pulver) and Paul Joseph Miller.
Funeral Service will be held Saturday, November 24, 2018 at 10:30 am at D.O. McComb and Sons Funeral Home Maplewood Park, with calling one hour prior to service. Calling, Friday, November 23, 2018 from 2:00 pm to 4:00 pm and 6:00 pm to 8:00 pm at D.O. McComb and Sons Funeral Homes Maplewood Park. Cremation at a later date.
Memorial donations in memory of Steve may be made to to Miss Virginia's Food Pantry or the Cleveland Hope Lodge. To sign the online guestbook, please visit www.domccombandsons.com