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Ronald A “Bali” Miller

April 2, 2020 | 20 comments

Ronald A “Bali” Miller, 60, of La Crosee, passed away peacefully with his wife by his side on March 29, 2020, after a long battle with cancer.

Ron was born in La Crosse, WI to Roy B and Carol J (Johnson) Miller on May 4, 1959.  He graduated from La Crosse Central in 1977.  He worked a hard life with 15 years at La Crosse Foorwear and 20 years at Great Lakes Cheese both of La Crosse.

Ron married Debra J Gerke on July 23, 1988.  They lived with their “fur babies” in La Crosse.  He loved family and friends, watching the Packers and Brewers, golfing, fishing, hunting and boating.  He will be missed as the entertainer of a party.

Ron is survived by his wife, Debra; sister, Renee Kochagian of Genoa, WI; brothers, Richard “Rico” (Miko), and Todd Miller of La Crosse; step mother, Sharon Thill; brothers in law, Thomas (Joy), Anthony (Julie); sisters in law, Nancy (Scott) Ziebelt, Paula (Mike) Gerke, and Roxanne (Bryan) Hicke, and many nieces and nephews.

He was preceded in death by his parents; brother in law, George E Kochagian; father and mother in law, Donald and Barbara Gerke; brothers, Randall, Thomas; sister in law, Linda Frick; and brother in law, John Gerke.

The family would like to send a special thank you to all the doctors, nurses, and staff at Gundersen Heath System in La Crosse.

In light of the Covid19 virus, a celebration of life will follow at a later date

Fly Like an Eagle.



  1. Timothy Bouzek

    I’m really 😥 he will be missed. He was such a nice person and fun to be around. My condolences to Deb and the rest of his Family..

    • Ben & Kari Hinton

      To Roxy, Brian and the entire family our sincerest condolences. Bali was a free spirit and will be missed by all that knew him. Ben & Kari Hinton

    • mary linden

      Debbie, so sorry to learn of Bali’s passing, giving you a big hug, and sending prayers. Remember him well one of our best fans at the softball games. And yes a true life of the party.
      Love and friends Mary (Lee) Linden.

  2. Sandy wendling

    Bali will be missed. Prayers to family. Was great growing up with him.

  3. Robyn Mumford

    I will always love and miss you very much Bali, fly high in peace, my friend:(

    • Jim richards

      Prayers sent to his wife and family, I’m sorry to hear about Ron passing away.

  4. Bruce Hazlett

    I will never forget you bro…the summers and fishing have been in my head since we were 14…..god take care of this good man .

  5. Sherri keller

    Wow..im in shock.I’m sorry for your loss. I will always remember his smile and laugh. Rest in peace Bali.
    Sherri keller

    • Michelle Rose

      Deepest Sympathy

      From the Rose Family ♡

  6. Your Sister Renee

    I was Blessed to have such a wonderful Brother. Bali, you were definitely the life of every party. You brought joy and happiness to all our lives. Now you can whistle again with the Angels. Our family and friends will truly miss you, but will always be in our hearts. Love you so much!!

  7. Tami Woodruff

    So sorry Deb and Family.
    Thoughts are with you and big hugs.
    Bali will be so missed by all

    • Lori J. Shepherd Nolen

      My condolences to the family and friends of Bali, 😢. Hugs to Debbie from me, ❤. He will be missed by many, fly high, Bali. Heaven has another angel, 😇. Rest in Peace my friend.

  8. Mary VanBerkum

    I’m so sorry for your loss Deb. You and your family are in my prayers.

  9. Shannon Ames

    Tweet tweet I’ll always remember the finger thing oh Bali rest in heaven !

  10. Mary Ellen Knutson

    So sorry to hear about Bali, Deb! When I was still drinking, we had so much fun! My thoughts and prayers are with you always!

  11. Victoria Stolpa

    So sorry Deb. Sending light and love to you now.

  12. john Harter

    Deb, so sorry for your loss and the many that knew him. Boss was one who could compliment and complete all in his circle. So many good times…… So many good memories….Love you man. GRAMPS

  13. Dan and Jean Hundt

    So very sorry to hear of Ronnie’s passing and your loss🙏🙏🙏
    In our thoughts and prayers🙏🙏🙏

  14. Mic and Monica

    Deb my prayers are with you! Bali was a great guy so many great memories. Eternal Rest grant unto him oh Lord,

  15. Bob and Carol Bina

    Debbie, Bob and I are so sad that we had to lose Bali. He was so much fun to be around. Lots of good times at the bar and on the picnic tables in the yard. We know there will be difficult days ahead, let us know if we can do anything to help you. You are a friend always. Love to you.


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