Silas Miller, 90 |
Dec. 5, 1926 — July 3, 2017
Silas “Gus” Miller, 90, of West Bend, found peace Monday, July 3, 2017, at Cedar Community, West Bend.
He was born Dec. 5, 1926, to the late Frank and Lydia (nee Hafemeister) Miller Jr. in the town of Farmington. He graduated from West Bend High School in 1944. Gus honorably served in the United States Army Corps in the military police. On Aug. 28, 1948, he was united in marriage to Connie Ward at St. John Lutheran Church, West Bend. He worked with his father at the Deep Rock Gas Station and eventually took it over. Gus worked as a service technician at the Gehl Co. He finished his career as an owner/operator of Veterans Taxi Co. He was a member of the VFW. Gus liked hunting, fishing and traveling to Las Vegas. He enjoyed working around the house and gardening. He will be missed by all who knew him.
Those Silas “Gus” leaves behind to cherish his memory include his son, Robert Miller; five grandchildren, Glenn (Sue) Miller Jr., Garrett (fiance Hannah Kaline) Miller, Nick (Tiffany) Miller, Jason Miller, and Justin Miller; five great-grandchildren, Maddelyn Miller, McLaine Miller, Monroe Miller, Elvira Miller, and Hunter Miller; two step-great-grandchildren, Cole and Carly McPeak; a sister, Inez Ustruck; a daughter-in-law, Lois Ruplinger; and nieces, nephews; other relatives and friends. In addition to his parents, he is preceded in death by his wife, Connie Miller; a son, Glenn Miller Sr; daughter-in-law, Karen Miller; and beloved pet, Fugi.
A funeral service in remembrance of Silas “Gus” will be held at 4 p.m. Saturday, July 8, at St. Andrew Lutheran Church, 7750 Highway 144, West Bend. Burial will be held at 10 a.m. Monday, July 10, at Washington County Memorial Park The family will greet relatives and friends Saturday at the church from 1 p.m. until the time of service.
Memorials to the Stars and Stripes Honor Flight, Wisconsin, P.O. Box 636, Port Washington, WI 53074, in Gus’ name are appreciated by the family A special thank you to the nurses and staff at Cedar Community for all their help and care.
The Myrhum Patten Miller & Kietzer Funeral Homes have been entrusted with Gus’ arrangements. Additional information and online guestbook may be found at www.myrhum-patten.com.