Jerry L. Miller, 75
Jerry L. Miller of Bradenton, Fla., died Thursday, Sept. 19, 2013, at
his home at the age of 75 years. He was born in Milwaukee to Ruth
Schweder Miller Gornjak and Leroy (Whitie) Miller on Oct. 8, 1937.
Jerry had local bands called Jerry Miller and the Cimmarons and Jerry
Miller and the Country Lions. He used to own the Sandbar on Pike Lake
and TJM Ranch in West Bend in the 1970s. He also worked at Wisconsin
Motors, Faustel Inc., and Eaton Corp.
There was never an animal Jerry met that he didnít love. Some of his
special pets included Cimmaron, his horse, Phyllis, his lioness, Icky
the raccoon, Dacquiri and Chaos the dogs, and Petey his bird.
Jerry moved to Bradenton, Fla. in August of 1978 and continued to play
music there. Jerry is predeceased by his parents, stepfather and
Survivors include his wife of three years Diane L. Beer; his daughters
Jena Maronie (John), Joanna Miller and Crystal L. Miller; a
stepdaughter, Nicole (Willie) Tabor; two granddaughters, Taylor and
Morgan Maronie, and three step-grandsons; two brothers, Steve (Mary),
Jim Miller; one sister, Lynn (Jeff) Pollpeter; and many, many friends
both in Wisconsin and Florida.
Memorial service was held in Bradenton, Fla., on Sept. 28. Celebration
of his life will be at Amber Inn, Highway 60 on Oct. 19 at 4 p.m.