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Dryden restaurateur Lenny Miller passes

January 25, 2017
DRYDEN — Official sources have confirmed that popular Dryden businessman Lenny Miller passed away Tuesday morning.

Police report that Miller was found deceased at his home by one of his employees, when he did not show up for work.

Along with his late wife, Claudia, Miller opened Lenny Miller's Restaurant in 1990.

Lenny Miller was honored as grand marshal for the 2015 Dryden Boom Day Parade.
He was known for his hospitality, fine cuisine and a generous nature within the Dryden community.

Miller was a regular supporter of Dryden activities and organizations; donating both his money and services to Dryden Schools, Dryden Boy Scouts and Girl Scouts, youth sports programs, the Dryden Twp. Fire Dept., and numerous other causes and projects.

Miller hosted countless events at the restaurant over the years, such as weddings, birthdays, anniversary parties and Lapeer Economic Club luncheons.

He also played host to numerous dignitaries, including former Michigan governors, Jim Blanchard and John Engler.

His popularity within the Dryden community was further evident in September 2015, when Miller was selected as the grand marshal of the Dryden Boom Day Parade.

There were no further details available by press time. Look for additional details on our website,, as they become available.

Tom Wearing started at the Tri-City Times in 1989, covering the Village of Capac as a beat reporter. He later served stints as assistant editor and editor. Today, he covers Imlay City and Almont as a staff writer. He enjoys music and plays drums and sings with various musical groups in the Detroit Metropolitan area.
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    ALenny Miller passing
    January 25, 2017 | 07:31 PM

    So sorry to hear of Lenny's passing. His restaurant was the best and he was always so friendly and the best chef in the world.

    Barb Mobley
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    Lenny Miller
    January 26, 2017 | 10:55 AM

    What a great guy! We had our wedding dinner at his place in 1991 and ate there often through the years. So many great people worked there..Remember Heidi? Such a piece of the fabric of Dryden! We'll miss this man and his big heart.

    Laura MacLachlan
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    January 27, 2017 | 08:18 AM

    I spent over three years selling food to Lenny Miller. I was new to the business and his knowledge help me do my job. We became friends over those years and my family and I spent many Mother's Day at his restaurant. He will be missed!

    Merv Shewell
    Shelby Twp
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    January 30, 2017 | 06:17 PM

    Lenny Miller was a fantastic man. He will be dearly missed. Our club Country Cruisers had our Christmas party at his restaraunt for the past 4 years or more. He was a very kind and a fabulous cook.

    Country Cruizers Southern Thumb Car Club
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    lenny miller
    February 01, 2017 | 08:46 PM

    lenny millers is my wife and I's favorite restaurant and we hope it will stay open. years ago a detroit newspaper interviewed us and asked us what we like to do as a family. we replied that we loved to drive our 1938 ford station wagon to Lenny miller's in Dryden. lenny was a very nice man and we will miss him.

    don olson
Castle Creek
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