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Cecil Miller

02/24/1933 - 10/06/2020

Cecil Miller, 87, originally of Viola, WI, died Tuesday, October 6, 2020, in his home in Oshkosh, WI.

Cecil was born on Feb 24, 1933, in the house that he would live for the next 84 years on Goose Creek Rd. His parents were Darrel and Mabel (Withrow) Miller. He was a 1951 graduate of Viola High School. Cecil then assumed running of the family farm with his mother and sister.  He married Barbara H. Losey on June 14, 1966, and they shared the next 50 years together working the farm, veterinary business and raising their two children. Cecil and Barbara moved to Oshkosh, WI in 2016 to be closer to family.

Cecil took pride in his community and was always willing to lend a helping hand to his friends and neighbors. He volunteered for many organizations and events throughout his life. In high school he was part of 4-H and FFA where he won many accolades. He continued to be actively involved in farming organizations, served as town chairman for many years and was an association committee member for Viola Horse and Colt Show. 

Always the jokester, there are many fond memories of sitting around the table and going through an entire file folder full of jokes. He would often call to share with his grandchildren a good joke he just heard. A true farmer, he always was ready for a good conversation when he ran into someone. In retirement he enjoyed watching all sports, especially the Badgers, Packers and Brewers. 

While farming was his life, he never forgot the importance of people. Cecil loved his family and friends and cared deeply for those around him. He regularly touched based with friends and family to check up on them and see how things were going. He never missed a birthday or an anniversary call. Cecil touched many lives and will be missed by all who knew him.

Cecil is survived by his wife of 54 years, Barbara H. Miller; daughter, Debbie (Jack) Woelfel, of Winneconne, WI and granddaughters, Emma and Paige Woelfel; son, Glenn (Becky) Miller, of Pewaukee, WI, and grandson, Brent Miller.

Preceding Cecil in death was his mother, Mable (Withrow) Wanless; stepfather, Gayman F. Wanless; father, Darrel Miller; and a sister, Carolyn (Miller) Anderson.

Cecil’s family wishes to thank the staff of Heartland Hospice and all of the caregivers that allowed them to keep him in his home with loved ones.

Due to COVID-19, a service will be held at a later date.

If you so desire, memorials to the Viola Rescue Squad or the Viola United Methodist Church would be appreciated in Cecil’s name.

If you wish please submit online condolences to muellerfh.net.

 

Mueller Funeral Home

Winneconne, WI

920-582-4242

JOHN & CONNIE TURGASEN wrote on October 16, 2020
BARB, OUR SINCERE SYMPATHY TO YOU & YOUR FAMILY. THINKING OF YOU AT THIS TIME.

Mary Paulauskis (Gauss) wrote on October 14, 2020
I worked for Barb and Cecil for many years and took care of Debbie and Glen. Cecil was always so much fun. He was patient and kind with me. I recently just sent a letter to their old address in Viola trying to be in touch to let them both know how much they helped me as a young person trying to find my way. My condolences to Barb, Debbie, Glen and their family.

Maureen Mideke wrote on October 9, 2020
My Uncle Cecil, the man who helped raise me after my own father passed away. He will be greatly missed, hearing his voice on our calls. Rest in Peace, Uncle Cecil. I will never forget you, or the lessons you taught me.

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