Obit: Miller, James Edward (1925 - 2008)
Contact: Dolores (Mohr) Kenyon
Surnames: Miller, Kessler, Larson, Zank, Mickelson, Faldet, Evans, Johnson
----Source: Clark County Press (Neillsville, Clark Co., WI.) December 3, 2008
Miller, James Edward (25 April 1925 - 26 November 2008) With Flag
James Edward Miller, 83, of Osseo died Wednesday, Nov. 26, 2008, at Sacred Heart Hospital in Eau Claire.
James, the son of Frank and Louise (Kessler) Miller, was born April 25, 1925, in Greenwood. He married Shirley Larson Feb. 26, 1949, in Alma Center.
James worked as a farm hand before entering the U. S. Army in 1944. After discharge from the service, he worked construction as a truck driver. He moved to Rockford, IL, and worked for Rockford Screw Co. until purchasing the Sportsman’s Bar in Northfield. After selling the bar, he moved to Newport, MN, where he and his poodle, Champ, drove for Indianhead Trucking until his retirement in 1982. After retirement, he and Shirley spent summers in Garrison, MN, and winters in Arizona and Texas. They moved to Osseo in 2002.
James enjoyed the company of people, hunting, fishing, playing cards and the Vikings. He was a member of VFW Post #1816 in Garrison, MN, and a member of American Legion Post #324 in Osseo.
James is survived by his wife, Shirley; one sister, Jeanette (Frank) Zank of Neillsville; one brother, Donald (Caroline) Miller of Evansville; four sisters-in-law, Alice Miller of Poplar Bluff, MO, Anita Miller of Neillsville, Mavis Mickelson of Pigeon Falls and Mary Lou Faldet of Osseo. He is also survived by several nieces and nephews.
James was preceded in death by his parents, Frank and Louise; three brothers, Clarence, William and Francis; and one sister Angie Evans.
Funeral services were held Monday, Dec. 1, 2008, at New Hope Lutheran Church, Northfield, with Rev. David Johnson officiating. Burial was in Pigeon Creek Evangelical Lutheran Cemetery in Pigeon Falls.
The Schiefelbein Funeral Home, Osseo, assisted the family with arrangements.
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