Thursday, July 15, 2010

Austin D. Miller

Austin D. Miller, age 90, passed away Thursday, July 15, 2010, at Ridgewood Care Center.  Austin was born in Racine, September 17, 1919, son of the late Walton H. and Leone (Nee:  Peil) Miller.

Austin graduated from the University of Wisconsin-Madison with a economics degree.  During World War II Austin proudly served as Staff Sergeant in the United States Air Force.  On September 6, 1947, he was united in marriage to Jacqueline Seal, who preceded him in death, October 1, 1989.  He owned and operated W.H. Miller Company Inc. for thirty-five years. Austin was a member of Sacred Heart Catholic Church and the church choir for many years and most recently a member of St. Lucy Catholic Church. He was also a member of American Legion Post 310.  He enjoyed playing cards with family and friends.  He will be deeply missed.  

Survivors include his children, Jeffery (Therese) Miller of Rubicon, WI, Marcia “Marcy” Miller of Racine, Mark (Judy) Miller of Tomah, WI; his loving grandchildren, Jason (Theresa) Leal,  Alan (Christina) Miller, Constance (Ryan) Kurth, Melissa Miller, Samantha Miller (Jeremy) Campton; six great-grandchildren; loving and special companion, Lorraine Podhola of Racine; nieces, nephews, other relatives and many dear friends.  In addition to his parents and wife he was preceded in death by his brothers, Dr. Walton Miller, William (Grace) Miller, Richard (Nancy)Miller; and by sisters, Marguerite (Ardell) Krueger and Nancy Carey.  

Funeral services will be held at the funeral home Friday, July 23, 2010, at 11 a.m. with Reverend Mark Jones officiating, followed by full military honors. Private interment will be held at Calvary Cemetery.  Relatives and friends may meet with the family at the funeral home Friday from  9:30 a.m. until time of service.

A special thank you to Hospice Alliance and his caregivers at Ridge Care Center for their loving and compassionate care.

803 Main St., Racine  (262) 634-7888

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