Obituary: Jean Rose Miller

Dec. 29, 1937 – March 22, 2019 

Jean Rose Miller, 81, of Sturgeon Bay died unexpectedly in the comfort of her home.

She was born in Marytown, Wisconsin, the daughter of the late Edward and Elfrieda (Freund) Thelen. Jean graduated from New Holstein High School in the Class of 1955. She attended and graduated magna cum laude from Cardinal Stritch University in Milwaukee with a bachelor’s degree in art history. Jean was a proud artist, painting anything and everything she was able to. She enjoyed gardening and time spent with her family, especially her grandchildren.

Jean will be missed by her sons, Greg (Jamie) Miller of Maple Grove, Minnesota, and Chris (Leanne) Miller of Elk River, Minnesota; grandchildren, Max and Jeff (Anne) Miller, Caitlyn and Cameron Krishka, and Jade Miller; son-in-law, Keith Krishka; brother, Ronald (Sharon) Thelen; sister, Linda (Dan) Detroye; and her nieces, nephews, and many loving friends.

She was preceded in death by her parents, Edward and Elfrieda Thelen, and daughter, Marisse “Rese” Miller-Krishka.

Jean’s final art showing and a celebration of life will be held on Saturday, March 30, 1-7 pm, at Stone Harbor Resort in the upstairs Executive Board Room, 107 N. 1st St. in Sturgeon Bay. A sharing of memories will take place at 3 and 6 pm.

Jean’s family extends a heartfelt thank-you to Dr. David Groteluschen and Dr. Anthony Jaslowski of Green Bay Oncology for their extraordinary care and compassion shown to Jean.

Huehns Funeral Home and Door County Crematory are assisting the Miller family. Expressions of sympathy, memories and photos of Jean can be shared through her tribute page at

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