Robert James McMiller

July 19, 1930 - March 31, 2009

The Rev. Robert James McMiller of Sun City, Ariz., passed away Tuesday, March 31, 2009, in Arizona, at age 78. He was born July 19, 1930, in Stevens Point, to Eugene McMiller and Olga Bobert.

Robert graduated from St. Louis Concordia Seminary in 1955 at the age of 25. He was a pastor in Nebraska, Illinois, Park Falls and Okauchee. He moved to Arizona in 1986 where he started and helped build a church in North Scottsdale, Ariz.

He is survived by his wife, Joanne Marie (nee Braun); his children, James R. McMiller of Hartland, the Rev. Daniel (Lisa) McMiller of Waukesha, David (Donna) McMiller of Georgia and Rebecca (Brian) Farrar of Georgia. He is also survived by his sister, Marlene Feith of Orland Park, Ill.; 12 grandchildren; and cousins, nieces, nephews ,other relatives and friends.

He was preceded in death by his parents; his brother, Donald; and his daughter, Lynn Marie.

A memorial service will be held at 11:30 a.m. Tuesday, April 7, at Elm Grove Lutheran Church, 945 Terrace Drive in Elm Grove. Family will visit with friends following the service. His final rest will be at the Town of Oconomowoc Cemetery.

In lieu of flowers, memorials to a charity of the donorís choice are appreciated.

Schmidt & Bartelt Notbohm-Kreutzmann Funeral and Cremation Services is serving the family. For more information, call 567-4459 or visit online at