Miller Family Obituaries of Clark County, Wisconsin
Transcribed by Marla Zwakman unless otherwise noted

Bertha Marie Miller (6 May 1876 – 14 May 1960)
Source: Colby Phonograph (Colby, Clark County, Wis.) Thursday, 19 May 1960

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Mrs. Joachim Miller died at her home in Colby Saturday at 9:30 P.M. at the age of 84 years, old age complications and a stroke being the cause of her death. Funeral services were held Tuesday afternoon in Zion Lutheran church, Rev. Wm. R. Christian officiating, and internment was made in the Colby cemetery. Grand sons served as pall bearers.

Bertha Marie Bondow was born on May 6, 1876, in Garvity, Germany, and came to the United States with a cousin when 16 years of age. Two of her brothers were already in this country. She married Joachim Miller of the town of Green Grove on April 30, 1897. The couple moved onto a farm in the town of Green Grove which they operated until 1931 when they moved to Colby. He died in 1953.

Mrs. Miller was a member of Zion Lutheran church since 1881 and of the Ladies’ Aid of the congregation. Older people of this community will remember her for her friendly and kindly disposition who always endeavored to perform her duties honestly and well.

Surviving are three children, Raymond Miller of Colby, Mrs. Halver (Meta) Becken of Colby and Wilbert Miller of Curtiss, and twelve grand children. Besides her husband, 10 brothers and sisters preceded her in death.

Out of town relatives attending the funeral included Mr. and Mrs. Walter Miller of Chippewa Falls, John Miller, Bertha Jens, Mr. and Mrs. Bernard Lulloff, Fred Lulloff of Owen, Mrs. Chas. Marquardt and daughter, Mildred, of Glendale, Calif., Fred Miller of Abbotsford, Mr. and Mrs. Theodore Miller of Curtiss, Henry Rahn of Neillsville, Mr. and Mrs. Melvin Kilty and Mr. and Mrs. Merlin Kilty of Edgar, Mr. and Mrs. Herman Prochnow, Louis Bondow, Mrs. John Bondow, Mrs. John Allan, Mrs. Otto Borchert, Mrs. Otto Sommers and Mrs. Walter Stoker of Neenah, Mr. and Mrs. Louis Weinfurtner, Mr. and Mrs. Ward Fredrickson, Mr. and Mrs. Laverne Kaufman of Marshfield, Don Weichelt of Stratford, Mr. and Mrs. Marvin Busse of Dorchester.

Cora Miller (1882? – 29 June 1935)
Source: Colby Phonograph (Colby, Clark County, Wis.) Thursday, 11 July 1935

* Funeral services were conducted last week for Mrs. Cora Miller, age 53, at Owen, from St. Katherine’s church, Deacon Ronald Ortmayer officiating. Mrs. Miller passed away at her home in Owen following an illness since March 13. She was suffering with a brain trouble.

Mrs. Miller came to Owen in 1907, when her husband became established in business there. He preceded her in death, passing away in 1917, and since that time she has been engaged in the restaurant business which she has successfully conducted until her recent illness.

Following the services held at St. Katherine’s the body was taken to Colby for internment in the family lot in the Colby cemetery.

She leaves to mourn one son, Orville, of Rice Lake; two daughters, Mrs. John Blunck, Withee, and Rose of Owen; her father, Charles Hull; and brothers Wallace Hull, Owen, and Roy Hull of Sheboygan; and two sisters, Mrs. Floyd Peterson, Plymouth, and Mrs. Mertie Wallace of Shawano.

Those from away who attended the funeral were Mr. and Mrs. Roy Hull, Sheboygan; Mrs. Floyd Peterson, Plymouth; Mrs. Mertie Wallace, of Shawano; Mr. and Mrs. John Blunck, Withee; Mr. and Mrs. August Mueller and family, Colby; and Mrs. Bud Sincock, Minneapolis.


Fanny Miller (1882 – 4 Aug. 1952)
Source: Abbotsford Tribune (Abbotsford, Clark County, Wis.) Thursday, 7 Aug. 1952

* Funeral services for Mrs. Louis Miller, who died Monday morning at an Eau Claire hospital, were held Wednesday afternoon at the Stokes Funeral Home, Eau Claire. Burial was made there.

The Millers, who had been residents of Abbotsford since 1919, moved to Eau Claire in 1941.

Mrs. Miller was born Fanny Truax, at Spencer, in 1882. She was married to Louis Miller there.

Besides her husband, she is survived by six children, all of whom were present for the funeral: Mrs. Ethel Borgenheimer and Mrs. William (Verlyn) Bluedorn, Eau Claire; Miss Nettie Miller, Greenwood; Mrs. Birtis (Myrtle) Ingersoll, Adams; Norman, Abbotsford; and Gordon, Wisconsin Rapids.

There are 11 grand children and one brother, Nelson Truax, Chicago.

Mr. and Mrs. Norman Miller attended the funeral services.


Henry W. Miller (19 Oct. 1885 – 6 Apr. 1950)
Source: Marathon County Register (Unity, Marathon County, Wis.) Friday, 14 Apr. 1950

* Funeral services were held Saturday at 2 P.M. at St. John’s Lutheran Church, Riplinger, for Henry W. Miller, 64, who passed away at St. Joseph Hospital, Marshfield last week. Rev. T. Pagel officiated at the services with burial in St. John’s cemetery in the Town of Unity.

Mr. Miller was born October 19, 1885 in the Town of Unity. He received his education in the Unity schools and lived in Unity until 1942 when he moved to Riplinger. He married Nada Wittlinger on November 5, 1914 at Loyal. She survives him.

Other survivors include a son, Merlin, Unity; a sister, Mrs. Marie Helmke, Stratford and two brothers, Wm. and George, both of Unity, and one grandchild. A brother preceded him in death.

Pallbearers were George Miller, Jr., August Helmke, Donald Songstad, Vern Wittlinger, Melvin Ayer, and Wm. Helmke.

In charge of flowers were Mrs. Wm. Wittlinger, Pearl Wittlinger, Mrs. George Miller Jr., Mrs. August Helmke, Mrs. Wm. Helmke, and Mrs. Donald Songstad.

Mr. and Mrs. Ted Domer sang “Thou Will Be Near” and “Beyond the Sunset” accompanied by Mrs. Henry Kuesel.

Out of town people who attended the funeral were Mr. and Mrs. Don Songstad, Mr. and Mrs. Milton Songstad, Charles Songstad, Pearl Wittlinger, Milwaukee; Mr. and Mrs. George Bauer, Mrs. Clarence Keller, Wisconsin Rapids; Mr. and Mrs. Charles Wittlinger, Amery, Wis.; Mr. and Mrs. George Lapp, Mrs. Harvey Blue of Dale; Mrs. Chris Fahley of New London; Mr. and Mrs. Louis Rodgers of Mantitowoc; Mrs. Marie Helmke, Mr. and Mrs. August Helmke and Mr. and Mrs. Clarence Sandgren, Stratford; Mr. and Mrs. Havey Whitlinger, Curtiss; Mr. and Mrs. Vern Whitlinger, Abbotsford; Mr. and Mrs. Fred Clouse and son James, Loyal; Mr. and Mrs. Alden Hardrath and Mrs. Julius Lange and sons, Owen; Mr. and Mrs. Otto Becker and son, Mr. and Mrs. George Miller, Wm. Miller, and Mr. and Mrs. Ted Domer, of Unity; Mr. and Mrs. David Vanderhoof, Mr. and Mrs. Melvin Ayer, Mr. and Mrs. Wm. Rahm, Spencer; Mr. and Mrs. John Foth, Mr. and Mrs. Otto Helmke, Marshfield; Mr. and Mrs. Joe Hoffman and Lawrence Hoffman, Stratford.

Source: Colby Phonograph (Colby, Clark County, Wis.) Thursday, 13 Apr. 1950

* Henry W. Miller of Riplinger died last Thursday morning at the Marshfield hospital at the age of 64 years, a heart ailment being the cause of his death. Funeral services were held Saturday afternoon at St. John’s Lutheran church at Riplinger, Rev. T. Pagel officiating, and internment was made in the church cemetery.

Mr. Miller was born Oct. 19, 1885, in the town of Unity where he lived until 1942 when he moved to Riplinger. He married Nada Wittlinger on Nov. 5, 1914, at Loyal.

Surviving are his widow, a son, Merlin, of Unity; a sister, Mrs. Marie Helmke of Stratford; two brothers, William and George, both of Unity; and one grand child. A brother preceded him in death.


Katherine Miller (11 Feb. 1853 – 22 July 1903)
Source: Colby Phonograph (Colby, Clark County, Wis.) Thursday, 23 July 1903

* Mrs. Katherine Miller died at her home in this city, last night. Mrs. Miller has been an invalid for many years, a part of the time confined to her bed. The funeral will be held from the Evangelical Lutheran church Saturday afternoon.


Louis Miller (1879? – 19 May 1953)
Source: Abbotsford Tribune (Abbotsford, Clark County, Wis.) Thursday, 11 June 1953

* Louis Miller, 74, died at Eau Claire on May 19. He was making his home with his daughter, Mrs. Ethel Borgenheimer, and suffered a fatal heart attack while out in the yard. Burial was made in Eau Claire. Mrs. Miller died nine months ago.

The Millers were formerly Abbotsford residents.

Surviving are four daughters, Mrs. Ethel Borgenheimer, Mrs. William (Verla) Bluedorn, Eau Claire; Miss Nettie Miller, Greenwood; Mrs. B. (Myrtle) Ingersoll, Plainfield; and two sons, Norman, Abbotsford; and Gordon, Wisconsin Rapids. There are 11 grand children and one great grand child.


Louis W. Miller (14 Aug. 1880 – 2 July 1949)
Source: Marathon County Register (Unity, Marathon County, Wis.) Friday, 15 July 1949

* The Rev. August Quandt conducted funeral rites Tuesday at 2 p.m. at St. John’s Lutheran Church, Riplinger, for Louis W. Miller, 68, Unity, who died at 7:30 a.m. July 2 at St. Joseph’s hospital, Marshfield, the result of a cerebral hemorrhage. He had been ill for six days. Burial took place in the church cemetery.

Mr. Miller, who was unmarried, was born in Manitowoc County, Aug. 14, 1880, and farmed all his life until his retirement about a year ago.

Three brothers, Henry of Riplinger, and George and William of Unity, and a sister, Mrs. Marie Helmke, Stratford, are his survivors. His parents were the William Millers.

Pallbearers were Bernard Neuman, Carl Domer, Joseph Hein, Martin VerKilen, Gerhardt Gosse and Emil Martin. Relatives came from Oshkosh, Manitowoc, Eau Claire and Stratford for the funeral.

Source: Colby Phonograph (Colby, Clark County, Wis.) Thursday, 7 July 1949

* Louis Miller of Unity died at the Marshfield hospital Saturday, July 2, a heart ailment being the cause of his death. Funeral services were held Tuesday afternoon at the Riplinger Lutheran church, Rev. Quandt officiating, and internment was made in the town of Unity cemetery. Miller, who reached the age of 68 years, never was married.


William J. Miller (1884? – 17 May 1970)
Source: Marshfield News-Herald (Marshfield, Wood County, Wis.) Friday, 22 May 1970

* Unity – Funeral services were held at 2 p.m. Tuesday at Trinity Lutheran Church for William J. Miller, 86, who died Sunday. The Rev. Robert Sutherland, pastor, officiated and burial was made in the Riplinger Lutheran cemetery.

Pallbearers were Harry Mandel, Edward Mews, Ethan Zimmerman, Richard Kuehling, Donald Hansen and Gordon Ewald.

Mrs. Ansel Messer accompanied on the organ as the church choir sang “Abide With Me” and “Rock of Ages."


William Albert Miller (12 May 1897 – 9 June 1989)
Source: Marshfield News-Herald (Saturday, 10 June 1989) contributed by Ron Flink & transcribed by Marla Zwakman

DORCHESTER — William Albert Miller, 92, Dorchester, died at 6:25 a.m. Friday, at Pleasant View Nursing Home, Phillips.

Services are set for 10:30 a.m. Monday at St. Louis Catholic Church, Dorchester, with the Rev. James Schaefer officiating.

Burial will be in Dorchester Memorial Cemetery, with grandsons serving as pallbearers.

Visitation will be after 3 p.m. Sunday, followed by a parish rosary at 8 p.m. at Maurina Funeral Home, Dorchester.

He was born May 12, 1897, in town of Holton, a son of the late Joseph and Antonia Miller.

He married Myrtle Oehler April 18, 1923, in Forest City, Iowa. A veteran of World War I , he farmed in town of Holton. He resided at Walter's Adult Care Center, rural Curtiss, for a number of years before entering the nursing home a month ago.

Mr. Miller was a member of St. Louis Church.

Surviving are two sons, Edward of Merrill and Frederic of Phillips; four daughters, Mrs. Ethel Bounds and Mrs. Lloyd (Barbara) Nyberg, both of Phillips, Mrs. Rose Berg of Ladysmith and Mrs. George (Ruth) Woods of Oshkosh; two sisters, Mrs. Ben (Louise) Weiler of Athens and Mrs. William
(Mary) VenRooy of Phoenix; 29 grandchildren; and 23 great-grandchildren.

Besides his wife and parents, he was predeceased by two daughters, Joan and Shirley; six sisters, three brothers; and three grandchildren.

 



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