Farming Rural 07

Duane R. Miller

February 7, 1928 ~ September 4, 2022 (age 94)
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Duane R. Miller, age 94 of the Township of Larrabee, passed away on Sunday, September 4, 2022 at Care Partners Assisted Living of Clintonville.

Duane Rudolph Miller was born February 7, 1928 in the Town of Dupont, Waupaca County, son to the late Gust & Minnie (Krueger) Miller. He attended Pioneer Grade School, the one-room schoolhouse in the Town of Dupont; later graduating from Marion High School. Duane enlisted in the U.S. Army and served as a SSG with an artillery unit in Alaska. After an honorable discharge, Duane moved back to the area and started his cheese-making career at Quarterline Cheese. Duane was united in marriage to Joyce Arndt on July 17, 1954 at Christus Lutheran Church, Clintonville. He later owned and operated Oak Grove Cheese in the Town of Pella from 1958 to 1972. After selling Oak Grove, he bought a dairy farm to run with his family. He also started in the tavern business by purchasing two local establishments over the years, calling them Miller’s Bar. Duane later purchased Stephensville Cheese and ran that for a time; later retiring in 1996. Duane was a hard-worker his entire life, helping on the farm with his family even after retirement. He loved to read his newspaper and socialize with friends and family. He could carry on a conversation with anyone and enjoyed being around people. “How sweet it is!” - Duane Miller 

Duane is survived by his loving wife of 68 years, Joyce
Children: Randy Miller, Allan (Joanie Lohrentz) Miller, Phyllis (Terry) Zehren, Terry (Cindy Pagel) Miller
Grandchildren: Josh (Irene) Miller, Mandy (Jordan) Kriesel, Alea (Rosen) Zhelev, & Brenten Newby
Great-grandchildren: Cala, Eliot, Ivey, & Louie Miller
Brothers-in-law: Bill Gartzke & Joe Davis

He was preceded in death by his parents, Gust & Minnie Miller; his in-laws, Harvey & Lucille Arndt; sisters, Ginny Miller & Margie Jeske; brother, Louie Miller; sisters-in-law, Ruby Gartzke, Carol Bakes, & Barbara Davis; brothers-in-law, Raymond Jeske & John Bakes.

As per Duane’s wishes no formal services are to be held at this time. Inurnment will take place at a later date at Roseland Cemetery, Township of Dupont.

The Miller family would like to thank the staff at Care Partners for the wonderful care provided during his stay. They would also like to thank Rev. Brian Crocker for his visits during Duane’s final weeks.

The Eberhardt-Stevenson Funeral Home & Crematory, Clintonville, is assisting the Miller family with the arrangements. 

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Memorial Tree
A Memorial Tree was planted for Duane

We are deeply sorry for your loss - the staff at Eberhardt-Stevenson Funeral Home - Clintonville


No services to be held

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