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Wayne Miller

August 4, 1932 — June 3, 2024


Wayne Robert Miller, age 91 of Van Dyne, passed away peacefully at home on Monday, June 3, 2024. Born on August 4, 1932, in Oshkosh, Wayne was the son of the late Reuben and Ruth (Bellmer) Miller. He shared over six decades of love and companionship with his wife, Arlene Ruth Madaus, whom he married on September 10, 1954, at St. John’s Lutheran Church in Nekimi.

Having served his country with honor, Wayne was a proud United States Navy veteran who bravely served during the Korean War from 1950 to 1953. Following his military service, Wayne transitioned into a fulfilling career at the Winnebago Mental Health Institute as an institutional aide, dedicating 32 years to aiding others in need. Alongside his professional responsibilities, Wayne found joy in driving a city cab and volunteering his time at Mercy Medical Center and the Salvation Army. Wayne found great purpose by serving the Lord and being an active member at St. John’s in Nekimi, where he served as Council President for a term. His commitment to service extended beyond his profession, exemplifying the values of hard work, generosity, and compassion.

As a man grounded in his roots, Wayne cherished his time growing up on the family farm and retained a strong work ethic throughout his life. He and Arlene were proud to eventually purchase the family farm to raise and instill this same work ethic in their children. His love for family, community, and sports was evident in his participation in fast pitch and slow pitch softball leagues, where he found joy and camaraderie. As a true Wisconsinite, Wayne was a proud “Cheesehead” and looked forward to each new season the Green Bay Packers played. He was a testament to resilience and kindness, leaving a lasting impact on all who had the privilege of crossing paths with him.

He is survived by his loving wife of nearly 70 years, Arlene Miller; children, Steven (Kathy) Miller, Susan Miller, and Kurt (Debbie) Miller. He is further survived by 11 grandchildren and 12 great-grandchildren.

In addition to his parents, Wayne was preceded In death by his daughter, Jeanine Joy Hart, and brother, David Miller, and grandchild, Amanda.

A memorial service for Wayne will be held at 11:30 a.m. on Sunday, June 23, 2024 at St. John’s Lutheran Church, 491 Old Oregon Rd. Oshkosh, WI 54902 with Military Honors to follow. Visitation will be held at the church from 10:30 a.m. until the time of the service. A private burial will be held at Schellers Cemetery.

The Miller family would like to extend their deep appreciation to the caregivers who provided such wonderful care to Wayne at the most difficult times.

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