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John W. Miller

November 1, 2022 | 1 comment

John W. Miller (also known as “Bill” to his Illinois family and friends), age 91, went to his heavenly home on October 30, 2022.

He was born April 5th, 1931 to Lawrence (Kelly) Miller and Mary (Roberts) Miller in Monmouth, IL. As a boy and young man, John lived several places including Monmouth and Galesburg IL and Burlington IA. He worked at family restaurants and for the US Postal Service in both Monmouth and Chicago IL.

John married the love of his life, Marjorie Holford, on July 11th, 1954 in Kirkwood IL. They were able to enjoy 68 years as husband and wife. John and Marge lived in Monmouth IL and Burlington IA until they moved to La Crosse WI in 1961 to continue his career with National Cash Register Company (NCR). He started as a salesman in 1956 and retired as a District Manager in 1991.

John and Marge had two children, John (Nancy) Miller and Paula (Kevin) Weber. They were also blessed with 5 grandchildren, Amy (Dan) Staloch, Adam Miller and Xander, Addison and Aidan Arbaugh as well as one great grandchild, Emersyn Staloch.

John and Marge enjoyed retirement, bouncing between Fort Myers FL and the La Crosse area for many years. Throughout his life, John enjoyed fishing, camping, golfing, billiards, cruises, morel mushroom hunting, taking Sunday drives and spending time with family and friends. 

John is preceded in death by his parents, sister Edythe Joanne Wilson, and son-in-law Ben Arbaugh. Survivors include his wife, children, grandchildren, sisters Margaret Green and Linda (Skip) Kriegel, brother Michael (Kathy) Miller as well as many cousins, nieces, nephews and friends.

A Celebration of Life will be held at First Presbyterian Church, 233 West Avenue South, La Crosse, WI on Saturday December 3rd, 2022 at 1:00 for family visitation and 2:00 for service.  According to the services the family selected the funeral home will not be at the service.

In lieu of flowers, please donate to the charity of your choice. 


1 Comment

  1. Jim and Nancy B

    John and Nancy, we extend our sympathies. Losing a parent is like losing your first best friend.
    Sincerely, Jim and Nancy B.


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