John Miller (1926 – 2005)

John L. Miller, age 78 a resident of Kenosha died Saturday February 19, 2005 at St. Catherine?s Hospital in Pleasant Prairie.

Born on March 20, 1926 in Adrian IL, he was the son of the late James and Mae (Pulis) Miller.

He was educated in the schools of Elvaston IL, and attended UWM in the animal husbandry program.

He served in the US Army as a Sergeant from 1946 to 1949 serving in North Carolina, Texas and Italy.

On June 18, 1949 at First United Methodist Church in Kenosha, he married Doris Ann Humburg.

He was employed by Pacheon Farms and then by JI Case for many years as a Gear Lab Inspector. He retired in 1977.

He was very active in Shoreliner Drum and Bugle Corp having serving on their Board of Directors and acting as a chaperone for countless events. He was a member of the Good Sam Camping Club, serving as the president of the Dusty Road Runners, serving as Assistant State Director and serving as the first State Wagon Master in WI. His involvement with Good Sam also included working with the Special Olympics and the Dogs for the Deaf program. He was also very involved in the foster parent program having served as a foster Dad for 27 years. His hobbies included woodworking, camping and gardening. He was an avid Packer Fan, and treasured his family and spending time with his grandchildren.

He is survived by his wife of Kenosha; three sons, Walter (Carolyn) Miller Sr. of Kenosha, Larry (Kristine) Miller of Kenosha, Robert (Deborah) Miller of Pleasant Prairie; three daughters, Barbara (Ronald) Jankiewicz of Somers, Lois (Chris) Slaughter of MO, Carol Ann Hall of Kenosha, twenty one grandchildren and 24 great grandchildren. Three brothers Leonard (Shirley)Miller, Garry Miller, Francis (Janice) Miller and one sister Louise (Richard) Smith further survive him. His parents, a son Howard, two brothers James and Carl, and two sisters Molly Bentzinger Catherine Hall preceded him in death.

Funeral services for the Mr. Miller will be held on Friday February 25, 2005 at 10:00AM in the sanctuary at First United Methodist Church in Kenosha. (Corner of 60th Street and Sheridan Rd.) Visitation will be Thursday evening from 5:00PM until 7:00PM in the church chapel adjacent to the Bauer-King Great Room.

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