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Lee A. Miller, 81

Lee Austin Miller, 81, of Bay City, Wis., died Thursday, December 15 at United Hospital in St. Paul.

Lee was born Dec. 21, 1934, in Red Wing to Austin and Rochelle (Mason) Miller. He attended Bay City Elementary School through 1948, and graduated from Ellsworth High School in 1952. He was an avid baseball player and was pitcher for the Bay City Bombers. He joined the United States Navy as a Seabee Builder, and was a 2nd Class Petty Officer from Oct. 18, 1954 to Oct. 18, 1958. He worked as a brick layer for 41 years and retired in October of 1993. He married Adeline Florence Rigelman on June 25, 1960, at Christ Episcopal Church in Red Wing. Lee was a member of Christ Episcopal Church and the Harding-Hall-Darrington American Legion Post #357 in Bay City. He enjoyed fishing, hunting, bowling, dominos, playing cards and spending time with his children and grandchildren. Lee never missed the Pierce County Fair.

Lee is survived by his four children: Lance (Sheila) Miller of Bay City; Scott Miller of Ellsworth; Brenda Miller of Ellsworth; and Brent Miller of Bay City; seven grandchildren; and many nieces and nephews.

He was preceded in death by his wife Adeline; his parents; and sisters Marilyn Motl and Jacqueline Anderson.

Funeral service will be at 11 a.m. Monday, Dec. 19, at Christ Episcopal Church in Red Wing with Father Tristian English officiating. Burial will be at Bay City Cemetery with full military honors. Visitation will be 4-7 p.m. Sunday, Dec. 18 at the Mahn Family Funeral Home, Bodelson-Mahn Chapel, and one hour prior to the service at the church.

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