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, www.tricitytimes-online.com, 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.