Lucille Miller, 85, of Sturgeon Bay, passed away on September 7, 2015, at Golden Living Center-Dorchester. She was born on May 16, 1930, in the town of Egg Harbor to Herman and Edna (Paschke) Wilke. On October 29, 1949, she married Reuben Miller at St. Peter’s Lutheran Church.
In her earlier years, Lucille was a 4-H leader and taught leather craft and basketry. She was a past member of the Homemaker’s Club and the Peninsula Promenader’s. Lucille worked at Seville Organ Company and Emerson Motors for many years. She also worked as a housekeeper for DeJonge Cottages and as a mink skinner at Brabazon’s Mink Farm. She was a very active woman who enjoyed wood carving, gardening, growing flowers, and feeding the birds.
Survivors include her husband Reuben; one son Dale (Linda) Miller; two grandchildren, Dan Miller and Robyn Miller, all of Sturgeon Bay; three sisters, Harriet Denil, Kewaunee; Donna (Roland) DeLair, Sturgeon Bay; Linda Long, Sturgeon Bay; in-laws, Jackie and Jim Evenson, Beverly Wilke, and Raymond Clark; and numerous nieces and nephews. She was preceded in death by her parents, daughter Vivian Miller; four brothers, Buddy, Donald, Allen, and Herman Jr.; three sisters, Esther, Jeanette (William) LaBaugh, and Edith Clark.
Funeral services will be at 11:00 a.m. Friday September 11, 2015, at St. Peter’s Lutheran Church with Rev. Joel Sauer officiating. Burial will be in Shiloh Moravian Cemetery. Visitation will be from 4:00 to 7:00 p.m. Thursday at the Forbes Funeral Home in Sturgeon Bay and from 10:00 a.m. until the time of services at the church on Friday. A prayer service will be held at 7:00 p.m. Thursday at the funeral home.