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Margaret (Marge) Milliren

January 4, 2022 | 10 comments

Margaret “Marge” C. Milliren, 78, of Onalaska, passed away peacefully, surrounded by her loving family, Sunday, January 2, 2022 at her home. Marge was born November 13, 1943 in La Crosse to Erwin F. Zeisler and Laura E. Keeler. Marge married  James “J.B.” Milliren on May 14, 1966. Together they had two children Jared Milliren and Ann Gilbertson. Most of Marge’s working career was spent at Gundersen Clinic, working in various departments. She is survived by Jared (Lori) Milliren and Annie (Todd Romskog) Gilbertson, five grandchildren; Alexis (Ralph Mountain) Gilbertson, Emily (Paul Boehm) Gilbertson, Alicia, Lillianna and Chritian Milliren, two sisters; Virginia “Dee Dee” Boisen and Nancy Jacobs and sister-in-law Jan Mahoney. She is further survived by many nephews, nieces and numerous friends whom she loved so much. Margaret was preceded in death by her parents, husband James “J.B.” Milliren, sister and brother-in-law Barb (Zeisler) and Rod Engebretsen, brother-in-laws Bill Boisen and Robert Jacobs and sister-in-law Barb Mader.  A Celebration of her Life will be held at 12:00 pm, Saturday, January 8, 2022 at English Lutheran Church, 1509 King Street, La Crosse. Visitation will be held from 11:00 am until the time of services. Memorials are preferred and a fund is being established in her name. Coulee Region Cremation Group of Onalaska is assisting the family. The family would like to thank Dr. James Munn and his staff and Gundersen Hospice and their staff who help in so many ways.  Masks will be REQUIRED for ALL attending the visitation or services. 



  1. Nancy Jacobs

    Marge, l will love you forever and miss you more then I can say. We went on many trips together, lots of casinos runs, and hours of card playing. We had sister get togethers (you, DeeDee and I) and made lots of memories. You will always be at my side. Until we meet again.

    • Siska

      Marge, i am thankfull for the short time we have spend together. I have known you as a very strong, honest and kind woman. You can be very proud of what you have done with life and have left behind.

  2. Deedee Boisen

    You were the very best sister I could ever ask for. Your caring ways and gentle soul will be with me forever. You were truly an inspiration to all who knew you. Rest in peace my dear sister.

    • Angela Gray (Smith)

      I love you Marge. You are the most kind and patient person I have ever known. You led an amazing life and raised an even more amazing family. Your smile is infectious and will live in my mind forever. God has his angel back home knowing you left your mark on us all.

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  4. Marjorie Mountain

    My love and prayers go out to the family and many friends who lost such a beautiful soul. Marge you will be missed by so many.
    I am honored to have met you.

  5. Nancy Schreier

    To Jared and Annie, May Marge shine as a bright star every evening and the beautiful puffy clouds remind you of your mom’s loving soft hugs. God will bless this beautiful soul. 🙏 Nancy Osweiler Schreier

  6. Sandra Yarolimek

    RIP dear Marge. You are one of the kindest and most loving persons I have ever known. It was so fun to be your traveling buddy. We had some wonderful experiences that I will never forget. I will carry you in my heart always. Love Sandy

  7. linda claire peterson

    To my Best Friend,
    I miss you every day! I thank God for our friendship for the last 72 years.
    We shared so many wonderful times together, that I will cherish forever. I know that some day we will meet again and we will make more memories, until then you will be with me in my heart.
    Love you more, Schmidt

  8. Virginia Keeler

    Dear Marge, You will always feel much closer to me than just a niece. More like a sister even back in 1957 when we first met. The highlights of my life always involved our visits together, even if they were too few and far between. I am so glad for your last trip this way last fall. You are such a part of my La X memories. God bless you. Jinnie


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