|Birth: ||Jul. 24, 1920|
|Death: ||Jun. 24, 2008|
MADISON - William R. Miller, age 87, died Tuesday, June 24, 2008, in a local care center. He was born July 24, 1920, in Wyocena, the son of Alfred and Ora (Van Swearingen). Bill volunteered for service in the Army Air Corps in Hawaii, where he was stationed when Pearl Harbor was attacked. During a furlough, Bill married Neva Bitney of Bloomer, Wis., on Nov. 24, 1943. They lived in California until his discharge.
Bill graduated from the UW - Madison in 1940 and worked for various real estate offices until he set up his own business, "Bill Miller Realty" on Atwood Ave. Bill retired in 1976 and moved to Rio, where he became a "gentleman farmer". He spent his winters in Texas, and moved back to Madison for health reasons in 1987. Bill was a member of the Veterans of Foreign Wars and the American Legion. He was a very active member of St. John's Lutheran Church until his health failed.
Survivors include his wife, Neva of Madison; a daughter, Jo Ann (Michael Patton) Hobbs of Madison; three sons, Lynn (Lori Powell) Miller and Brian (Lori) Miller, both of Madison, and Bruce Miller of Black Earth; 10 grandchildren; five great-grandchildren; two sisters, Mildred Hoch of King, and Betty Scheunemann of Chicago; and a brother-in-law, Lee Bitney of Utah. He was preceded in death by his parents; five brothers; and five sisters.
Services will be held at noon Monday, June 30, 2008, at ST. JOHN'S LUTHERAN CHURCH, 322 E. Washington Ave., where friends may call from 10 a.m. until time of service. The Rev. Ken Smith will officiate. Burial will be held at 2:30 p.m. at Highland Memory Gardens with military honors.
Alfred Bernard Miller (1884 - 1956)
Ora Elizabeth Swearingen Miller (1883 - 1980)
Neva B Bitney Miller (1922 - 2011)
Albert Eugene Miller (1906 - 1953)*
Helen Ruth Miller Montgomery (1909 - 1993)*
Jessie Opal Miller Davies (1910 - 1998)*
Dorothy Bernice Miller Schwanz Deyer (1911 - 1961)*
Dale Everett Miller (1915 - 1990)*
Grace Elizabeth Miller Gutmann (1916 - 2002)*
Mildred Waunita Miller Bindley-Hoch (1918 - 2009)*
William Robert Miller (1920 - 2008)
Pauline Mae Miller Luckey (1921 - 2000)*
Roy Dean Miller (1925 - 2001)*
Note: WWII Veteran
Highland Memory Gardens
Plot: Section 4 (Garden of Apostles)- Lot 536 D-4
Maintained by: Whitney G
Originally Created by: El Memorializer
Record added: Jul 30, 2009
Find A Grave Memorial# 40044869
I will miss you Uncle Bill|
Added: Feb. 21, 2012