Obit: Miller, John D. (1950 – 2014)
Surnames: Miller, Krueger, Briggs, Melichar, Gerrits
----Source: Tribune/Record/Gleaner (Abbotsford, Wis.) 31 Dec 2014
Miller, John D. (16 OCT 1950 – 25 DEC 2014)
John D. Miller, 64, Greenwood, went home to be with his Lord and Savior on Christmas day, Dec. 25, 2014, at his home surrounded by his group home family. Funeral services were held at 11 a.m., on Tuesday, Dec. 30, at Cuddie Funeral Home, Greenwood. Rev. Brian Campbell officiated. Burial followed at Church of the Brethren Cemetery, rural Stanley. Pallbearers were David Miller, Chad Miller, Mike Miller, Devon Weaver, Angie Weaver and Kris Charais.
John Dennis Miller was born on Oct. 16, 1950, in Stanley, the son of Donald and Mary (nee Krueger) Miller. In 1978, he moved to Pabich’s Residential Facility in Greenwood, where he has resided since. He had a full life and loved going to work at Adult Development Service. John had many interests, but especially enjoyed bowling, golfing, trips to see the Packers, and concerts. He was especially fond of the Packers and of Elvis Presley. He was able to take a number of long distance trips, overcoming his fear of flying. John belonged to Explorer Scouts and went on camping trips with them. He was a friendly, outgoing, and jolly person who loved music and singing and seemed to know everyone. As the “man of the house” he also knew everything going on at home and where everything was. The men he lived with were like brothers to him.
John is survived by his siblings, Jeanne (Terry) Briggs, Janesville, Betty Melichar, New Franken, Sherry (Larry) Gerrits, Stanley, and Jerry (Connie) Miller, Stanley; and many nieces, nephews, cousins and friends.
He was predeceased by his parents, aunts and uncles, grandparents, and by a brother-in-law, Victor Melichar.
The family wishes to express deep gratitude to Bert Pabich and her staff from the group home for their years of loving care and commitment to the health and well-being of John. He is no longer a “special needs” child, he is now (and always was) a special child of God with no needs. And for this we are praising God.
Online condolences may be expressed at www.cuddiefh.com.
Cuddie Funeral Home, Greenwood, assisted the family with arrangements.
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