Eugene Theodore Miller, 64, Gillett, died Monday evening May 21, 2012, at Aurora Baycare surrounded by his wife and children. Gene was born on April 16, 1948, in the town of Gillett and was the fifth child to the late Raymond and Elise (Jaeger) Miller. On April 20, 1968, he married Diane Wallgreen. After graduating from Gillett High School, Gene became a member of the United States Army and served during the Vietnam War
. For over 46 years, he worked for various different trucking companies including, Gillett Milling, Younkers, Cruisers Yachts, Packerland Packing, Klemm Tank Lines and most recently Sorenson Feed & Grain. For many of those years Gene and Diane had their own trucking business. Gene was a member of Immanuel Lutheran Church, now Faith United of Gillett and held many positions such as president, head usher, and elder. He enjoyed serving the congregation and Pastor Laatsch. In Gene's spare time he enjoyed going to his grandchildren's sporting events, camping, fishing, snowmobiling, and attending Nascar Races; all with family and friends.
Gene is survived by his wife of 44 years, Diane; children, Justin (Judd) and wife, Amy, Green Bay and their children, Nicole, Alisha and Quinn; Jody and fiance, Mark Miller, Peshtigo, and his children, Matthew and Trevor; Janae and special friend, Travis Kunzer, Oconto Falls; Jaclyn (Jackie) and husband, Rick Bongle, Sturgeon Bay and their children, RJ and Kyle; Jessie and husband, Kurt Matzke, Forestville. He is further survived by his siblings and their spouses, Harvey and Helen Miller, Ray and Pam Miller, Barbara and Ron St. Peter, and Ethel and Jack Moller; sister in-law, Carrie and John VandenHoven; brothers in-law, Bob Krueger, Michael and Lisa Streng, and William Egbert; numerous aunts, uncles, cousins, nieces, nephews and many dear friends.
In addition to his parents, Gene is also preceded in death by in-laws, Donald Wallgren and Genevieve Burk; sisters-in-law, Dona Schaumberg and Laura Egbert.
Friends may call on Saturday from 9 until 11 a.m. at Faith United Ev. Lutheran Church, town of Gillett. Funeral Services will be held at 11 a.m. on Saturday at Faith United Ev. Lutheran Church, the Rev. John Laatsch officiating. Burial will be in Wanderer's Rest Cemetery.
The family of Gene would like to express their heartfelt thanks and gratitude to the staff of Aurora's 3rd floor Neuro Intensive Care Unit; especially Dr. Harrison, Dr. Lev, Dr. Matas and nurses, Alisha, Kindel, Toni, Leah, Mary, Angie, and MaryLee. We cannot Thank You enough for your care and support you gave to Gene during this time.
Kuehl Funeral Home (920-855-2144) is serving the family of Gene Miller.