Obit: Miller, Thomas J. (1880 - 1947)
Contact: Janet Rogalski
Surnames: MILLER BARKER LAINE ANDERSEN HANSEN HOLM NIELSEN
----Source: Stark Family Album
Miller, Thomas J. (26 MAR 1880 - 17 NOV 1947)
Thomas J. Miller, aged 67, and a resident of the Withee Clark County, Wis. community for the last 39 years, succumbed to a lingering illness at the Luther Hospital at Eau Claire, where he had been hospitalized, Monday, Nov. 17, 1947.
Funeral services were conducted this afternoon at two o'clock from the Danish Lutheran Church at Withee, and burial was made in the family lot in the church cemetery. Officiating at the final rites was Rev. J. L. J. Dixen. Pallbearers were: Chris F. Petersen, Hans C. Hansen, Harry A. Hansen, H. O. Watson, Otto Niemag, and Thorvald Ammentorp. Flower girls were: Mesdames, Fred Sorensen, Woodrow Petersen, Earl Petersen and Grant Andersen, and Misses Lorraine Watson and Esther Andreasen.
Thomas J. Miller was born on March 26, 1880 at Cedar Falls, Iowa. As a young man of 13 years of age he accompanied his parents to Wisconsin, eventually settling in this community, where he had made his home and successfully farmed since 1908.
On Aug. 22, 1906, he and Miss Grace Barker were united in marriage at Abbotsford, Wis. He worked diligently to develop his farm lands but at the same time devoted much of his time and activities to community affairs. For the past 20 years he had been the assessor in the town of Hixon and had also served several terms as a member of the school board.
Mourning his departure are his wife, four sons, Clarence, Bertel, Vernon and Kenneth, all of Withee; two daughters, Mrs. Arthur (Eleanor) G. Laine and Irene, also of Withee; three sisters, Mrs. C. B. (Margaret) Andersen, Mrs. Emil V. (Elizabeth) Hansen and Miss Marie Miller, Withee; and four brothers, Fred and Andrew of Withee, John of Nekoosa and Martin of Fenton, Mich. One brother, Jess, and three sisters, Mrs. Nels (Christiana) Holm, Mrs. Hans (Carrie) Nielsen and Nora, have preceded him in death.
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