Virginia M. Draves

Virginia M. Draves (Miller), of West Bend, died on Saturday, July 26, 2008, at St. Joseph’s Hospital at the age of 86.

She was born on May 28, 1922, in Denver, Colo., to the late Charles and Maymie (Wessel) Miller.  On Nov. 23, 1940, she married Henry J. Miller in West Bend. Henry predeceased Nov. 23, 1969. She later married George Draves in 1974, also in West Bend. George predeceased in 1988. For a number of years, Virginia was employed at St. Joseph’s Hospital in the kitchen and housekeeping department.

Survivors include five children, Alma (Thomas) Brodzeller of West Bend, Henry Miller of West Bend, Elmer (Linda) Miller of Adell, Jerry (Bonnie) Miller of Slinger and Susan Rauch of Slinger; 13 grandchildren; five great-grandchildren; one brotherin-law, Ben Miller of West Bend; other relatives and friends.

She was preceded in death by one brother, Charles Miller.

Funeral services will be held at 1 p.m., Wednesday at the Schmidt Funeral Home, West Bend, with the Rev. Joseph Fisher officiating.  Burial will follow in Washington County Memorial Park. Visitation will be at the funeral home on Wednesday from noon until 12:45 p.m.

The family has requested memorials to Pilgrim Lutheran Church, West Bend.
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