Miles Perry Leppla, 91

Miles Perry Leppla of Cedarburg passed away April 25, 2012. He was 91 years old.

Miles was born in Medina on June 16, 1920, the son of Rolla and Frieda (Panzer) Leppla. Miles and his parents moved to the town of Port Washington when he was very young.

He worked at Gilson in Port Washington and then on a farm in Germantown as a hired hand. He retired from Cedarburg Supply Company after 30 years, where he delivered coal and then worked in the mill area grinding feed and selling dog food, salt and flour. He also worked several years at the Ozaukee County Fair. Miles loved to do woodworking. He could build or fix anything.

He was confirmed at Friedens Church in Port Washington and went to school in Knellsville. Miles also loved gardening. On June 13, 1959, Miles was united in marriage to June Hill at Trinity Lutheran Church in Cedarburg.

Miles is survived by his wife, June; and their three children, Jane (Earl) Figge of Waupun, Neil (Betty) of Richfield and Ray (Sherri) of Port Washington; 11 grandchildren; and 11 great-grandchildren. He is further survived by three sisters-in-law, Harriet Leppla of West Bend, Delores Leppla of Cedarburg and Gladys Grulke of Oconomowoc.

Miles was preceded in death by his parents; two brothers, Clarence and Lawrence; and an infant son, Roy.

Funeral services will be held at Trinity Lutheran Church, N60 W6047 Columbia Road, Cedarburg, on Thursday, May 3, 2012, at 6 p.m., with Pastor Brent Halverson officiating. Burial will be at Immanuel Cemetery in Cedarburg on Friday morning. Visitation will be at Trinity Lutheran Church in Cedarburg on Thursday from 4 p.m. to 6 p.m. followed by fellowship after the funeral service.

In lieu of flowers, memorials to Trinity Lutheran Church are appreciated.

Eernisse Funeral Home and Cremation Service in Cedarburg is assisting the family with arrangements. Online condolences can be left at