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Former Chicago Bear Dies At 92

August 8, 2002

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CHICAGO (AP) _ Charles ``Ookie″ Miller, a Chicago Bears center and linebacker in the 1930s who earned his nickname because of his love of cookies, died at age 92.

Miller died of heart failure Wednesday at his home in Hudson, Fla. He played for the Bears from 1932 to 1936, joining them out of Purdue University.

Miller also played for the Cleveland Rams and Green Bay Packers before retiring in 1938.

He went on to become a sales representative for athletic-equipment manufacturers, his son, Charles Miller Jr., said.

Charles Miller and his wife, Gertrude, had three children and were married for 47 years before she died in 1980.

Other survivors include a son, Robert; a daughter, Barbara Ann Wynens; seven grandchildren; and three great-grandchildren.

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