Raymond Edward Miller, 87, a resident of Wells Nature View in Marshfield, died on Thursday, Dec. 19, 2019, surrounded by his family in the Palliative Care Unit at Marshfield Medical Center. A Mass of Christian Burial will be held at 11 a.m., on Thursday, Dec. 26, at Christ the King Catholic Church in Spencer, with Rev. James Weighner officiating. Bonnie Jakel will be the organist for the Christ the King Funeral Choir. His visitation will be held on Thursday at the church from 9 a.m. until time of services. Burial will take place in the West Spencer Cemetery with military rites to be conducted by the Loyal American Legion Post 175. The honor of pallbearer belongs to Casey Miller, Kaleb Miller, Jeff Bubolz, Greg Bubolz, Jaron Olson, Luke Olsen, Josh Gumz and Isaac Gerke, and an honorary pallbearer, Kevin Bubolz.
Ray was born on Oct. 20, 1932, in Loyal, the son of Joseph and Rosalind Miller. He was a 1950 graduate of Loyal High School and a veteran of the U.S. Marines, serving during the Korean Conflict from 1951-54. On Nov. 3, 1956, he married Norma Jane Wesneski in Loyal. She passed away on Feb. 21, 1996. Later he married Delores E. LaBarge on Nov. 27, 1999. She passed away on Aug. 25, 2016. Raymond previously worked in roofing and construction and, in 1970, he moved his family to the Chili area and operated a pig farm until retiring in 1997. Ray enjoyed playing cribbage and sheepshead and going deer hunting and fishing.
Raymond is survived by his seven children: Steven (Linda Sue) Miller of Cumming, Ga., Ken Miller of Marshfield, Kathy (David) Bubolz of Stratford, Sue (Dave) Thurs of Edgar, Dawn (Rodney) Gumz of Edgar, Dori (Bill) Olsen of Arpin, and Janalee (Carl) Gerke of Galesville; 15 grandchildren; seven great-grandchildren; three sisters: Betty Smrecek of Greenwood, Sally Sebold of Marshfield, and Jane Frankwick of Marshfield; and a stepbrother, Carlton Beaver of California.
He was preceded in death by his wives; a son-in-law, Patrick A. Olson; two brothers: Arnold and Norman Miller; and his parents.
If desired, his family is accepting memorials in Ray’s name to be directed to Christ The King Catholic Church for Masses or for future building projects.
His arrangements are under the care of Life Tributes Funeral Home-Spencer. Visit www.lifetributesfuneralhome.com to share condolences.
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