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Donald Miller, 90

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Donald Miller, age 90, of Spring Valley, Wisconsin, died Saturday, Aug. 9, at the Spring Valley Health and Rehabilitation Center.

Don was born Sept. 17, 1923, the son of Herman and Anna (Mulry) Miller in Spring Lake Township, Wisconsin. He was born and raised on the family farm. Don attended Spring Valley Schools and graduated in 1941. On May 20, 1950, he married Genevieve Marie Jilk at the Clayfield Catholic Church. They have lived and farmed on the Miller Farm in Spring Lake Township ever since.

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Donald was a member of Sacred Heart Catholic Church in Spring Valley. He enjoyed farming, fishing, and most of all, spending time with family.

He was preceded in death by his parents; and one brother and sister-in-law, Willard and Arlien Miller.

He is survived by his wife, Gen of Spring Valley; six children, Carol (Rex) Hines of Ellsworth, Tom (Joelle) Miller of Spring Valley, Mary (Jim) Bergman of Denver, Colo., Joan (Sigi) Mundhenke of Denver, Colo., Greg Miller of Spring Valley, and Lori Miller of Indianapolis; seven grandchildren, Sara (Jeff) Awe, Jake (Katie) Hines, Jared Hines (Tracy Green), Megan (Ben) Bechel, Jessica Miller, Amanda Miller, and Trent Miller; four great-grandchildren, Delaney Awe, Alexie Awe, and Leyton Awe, and Aubrey Bechel; in-laws, Clarence Jilk of Elmwood, Ronald (Marcie) Jilk of Cottage Grove, Louise Churchill of Prescott, and Bev Jilk of Ellsworth; many other relatives and friends.

Funeral service for Donald was at 11 a.m. on Thursday, Aug. 14, at Sacred Heart Catholic Church, Spring Valley, with Fr. Thainase and Deacon Kevin Ray officiating. Music was provided by organist Ellen Rominski and the Sacred Heart Choir. Soloist was Cassie Quinn.

Pallbearers were Jake Hines, Jared Hines, Trent Miller, Steve Jilk, Keith Jilk, and Kenny Jilk.

Burial was in Sacred Heart Catholic Cemetery, Spring Valley.

Keehr Funeral Home (www.keehrfuneralhome.com) handled arrangements.

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