FLORENCE, Wis. - Glen R. Miller, 88, of Florence, passed away Monday, Dec. 9, 2013, at Maryhill Manor Nursing Home in Niagara, Wis.
He was born on July 9, 1925, in Goodman, Wis., son of the late William and Alma (Johnson) Miller.
Glen was raised in Wabeno, Wis., and attended Windfall Elementary School in the town of Freedom and Wabeno High School. He went to Chicago at the age of 16 to work and help support his family. Glen proudly served his country in the U.S. Army during World War II. He was a machinist for 35 years at Union Specialty in Chicago. He spent his retirement in Florence.
Many happy times were spent golfing at Green Acres and bowling at Recreation Lanes with the Wednesday and Friday senior leagues. Glen was an overall sports fan, being able to recite stats of players past and present and he enthusiastically followed the Packers, Badgers and Cubs. He was a great lover of all animals, especially dogs. Glen was a member of First Presbyterian Church in Florence.
He is survived by and will be greatly missed by his loving and faithful companion of the last 19 years, Audrey Mueller; his daughters, Kathy, Vicky, Susan and his step-daughter Linda; four grandchildren; and many nieces and nephews. He is further survived by his lifetime friend, Lewis Mallow Jr.; and special friends, Mouse and Pat Mueller, JoAnn Hathaway, David Vross and Sparky.
In addition to his parents, Glen was preceded in death by five sisters and two brothers.
Visitation will be held Thursday, Dec. 12, from 9:30 a.m. to 11 a.m. at the Jacobs Funeral Home, Niagara Chapel. The American Legion Cretton-Tutas Post 136 of Niagara will offer a veteran's military Service at 10:45 a.m. at the funeral home.
Funeral Services will follow Thursday at 11 a.m. at the funeral home. Pastor Doug Johnson will officiate.
Burial will be in Trinity Lutheran Cemetery in Wabeno, Wis.
Audrey would like to thank the staff at Maryhill Manor and Unity Hospice for the care Glen received.
You may light a candle in remembrance of Glen, or leave a condolence for his family online at www.jacobsfuneralhomes.com.
The family has chosen the Jacobs Funeral Home Niagara Chapel to honor Glen's legacy of life.