Michael E. Miller
Michael E. Miller, 67, Plover, a retired U.S. postal worker, died Wednesday, Jan. 4, 2017, at Ministry St. Claire’s Hospital in Weston.
Funeral services will be held at 11 a.m. Monday, Jan. 9, at the Pisarski Funeral Home in Stevens Point, with Deacon Vern Linzmeier officiating. Burial will be in Guardian Angel Cemetery in Stevens Point.
Visitation will be at the funeral home from noon to 3 p.m. Sunday, Jan. 8, and again from 9:30 a.m. Monday until the services.
Memorials in his name may be made to the Interfaith Food
Pantry, PO Box 72, Plover, WI, 54467.
Condolences may be offered online at www.pisarskifuneralhome.com.
Mr. Miller was born Dec. 21, 1949, in Detroit, Mich., a son
of the late Robert and Charlotte (George) Miller. He moved to the Stevens Point
area at a young age, attended local schools and graduated from P.J. Jacobs High
School in 1969.
He entered the U.S. Army Aug. 26, 1969, in Stevens Point. He
served as a specialist fifth class during the Vietnam War with the 63rd Battalion
as a heavy vehicle mechanic. He received the National Defense Service Medal,
Vietnam Service Medal, two Overseas Service Bars, Expert Rifle M-14 Badge, Good
Conduct Medal and the Purple Heart. He was honorably discharged on Nov. 5,
He was married to Kathleen Daczyk Feb. 28, 1970, at St.
Stanislaus Catholic Church. She died Nov. 10, 1996.
After their marriage, they settled in Stevens Point, moving
to Plover in 1992.
He was married to Patricia Manley June 27, 2000, at the
Little Chapel of the Flowers in Las Vegas, Nev.
He worked at Sentry Insurance for a number of years, but
retired from the Stevens Point Post Office in October 2009 after 27 years of
He was a member of the Berens-Scribner American Legion Post
6 of Stevens Point and the Disabled American Veterans (DAV) Chapter 30.
Survivors include his wife, Patricia, Plover; two sons, Kurt
(Barb) Miller and Joseph (Melanie) Miller, both of Stevens Point; one daughter,
Tracey (Jeff) Leider, Edgerton; one stepdaughter, Pamela Manley, Fremont; three
sisters, Sharon Olesen, Fond du Lac, Terri Miller, Stevens Point, and Jodi
Beranek, Plover; and six grandchildren.
He was also preceded in death by one brother, William; and