Obit: Miller, Joachim (1868 - 1953)

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Surnames: Miller, Hoffmann, Witte, Singstock, Augustine, Lueloff, Hake, Plutte, Weinfurtner, Fredrickson, Becken, Bandow, Ebert, Sommer, Ludeman, Procknow, Hayes, Boden, Horn, Kahn, Kilty, Kauffman, Jens

----Source: Colby Phonograph (Colby, Clark County, Wis.) 09/17/1953

Miller, Joachim (29 May 1868 - 11 Sept. 1953)

Joachim Miller died at his home in Colby, Wisconsin Friday, Sept. 11, at 2:30 P.M., old age complications being the cause of his death, after an illness of six months, at the age of 85 years. Funeral services were held Monday afternoon at the Zion Lutheran church in Colby, Wis., Rev. O. Hoffmann officiating, and burial was made in the Green Grove cemetery. Pall bearers were Wm. Witte, Herman Singstock, John Augustine, Bernard Lueloff, Walter Hake and William Plutte. Flowers were in charge of grand daughters - Mrs. Louis Weinfurtner, Mrs. Ward Fredrickson, Miss June Becken, Miss Judy Miller, Miss Annette Miller.

Mr. Miller was born in Raduhn, Germany, on May 29, 1868, and came to the United States in 1885, moving to the town of Green Grove where he built a fine farm out of woodland. He married Bertha Bandow on April 3, 1897, in the town of Green Grove where they lived until they retired in 1931 and moved to Colby, Wis.

Surviving are his wife; three children, Mrs. Halver (Meta) Becken of Colby, Raymond Miller of the town of Colby and Wilbert Miller of the town of Green Grove; 12 grand children; eight great grand children; a brother, John Miller of Owen; two sisters, Mrs, Lena Ebert of Wauwatosa and Mrs. Otto Sommer of Neenah.

Out of town people here for the funeral were Mr. and Mrs. John Bandow, Mr. and Mrs. Louis Bandow, Mr. and Mrs. Allen Ludeman, Mr. and Mrs. Herman Procknow and Mrs. Otto Sommer, all of Neenah, Mr. and Mrs. Otis Hayes of Pelican Lake, Mr. and Mrs. Fred Boden of Milwaukee, Mrs. Frank Horn and son, Glen, of Greenwood, Mr. and Mrs. Ward Fredrickson of Gilman, Henry Kahn of Neillsville, Mr. and Mrs. Melvin Kilty of Edgar, Mr. and Mrs. LaVern Kauffman and daughter and Mr. and Mrs. Louis Weinfurtner and family of Marshfield, Mrs. Bertha Jens of Owen and Fred Miller of Curtiss.

Mr. Miller was a good Christian, honest in all his dealings. He was a man of generous impulses and never forgot the hospitable ways of the pioneer, thus making friends easily, many of whom have already passed on to the Great Beyond.



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