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ALICE M. (NYIKOS) MILLER, 89 died on Sunday, June 26 at Parkview Regional Hospital, surrounded by her family. She was the daughter of John K. and Margaret (Retek) Nyikos, immigrants from Hungary. She was born and raised in South Bend, Indiana, where she met her husband, Donald K. Miller. They spent 20 years traveling with the U.S. Air Force. Upon retirement from the Air Force, they settled in Fort Wayne. She was one of the first women to become a Realtor in the city of Fort Wayne, and went on to become the first woman to sit on the Fort Wayne Board of Realtors. As a Realtor, she developed Kruse Homestead Addition in Northwest Allen County. After her success as a Realtor, she pursued a hobby of painting. One of her projects was to paint the fire hydrants in downtown Fort Wayne. Her watercolors were used a number of times for the Christmas Card Project for Turnstone. She later became President of the Fort Wayne Artist Guild.
She is survived by her husband of 70 years, Major Donald K. Miller, USAF (Ret.); daughters, Mary (Carl) Straley of Naples, FL. and Dona (Jerry) Kelker of Columbia City, IN.; son, Ron (Caroline) Miller of Cincinnati, OH.; 10 grandchildren; 14 great-grandchildren; two sisters, Margaret Smith of Naples, FL., and Lillian Buti of South Bend, IN.; and a brother, John Nyikos, Jr. of Syracuse, IN. She was preceded in death by her son, Randy Miller; a sister, Anita Bedford; and brother, Frank Nyikos, and her parents. Funeral service will be Saturday, July 9, 2016 at 11:00 AM at Greenlawn Funeral Home, 6750 Covington Road, Fort Wayne, IN 46804 with visitation one hour prior. Visitation will also be Friday, July 8, 2016 from 2 to 4 and 6 to 8 PM at the funeral home. Entombment will be in Greenlawn Memorial Park. Memorials may be made to St. Joseph United Methodist Church.