Frederick J. “Fred” Miller, 77, Plover, died unexpectedly Monday, Sept. 3, 2012, while vacationing in Indiana.
A Funeral Mass was held Saturday at St. Bronislava Catholic Church in Plover, with the Rev. James Trempe officiating. Burial was in the parish cemetery.
Visitation was at the church Saturday.
Pisarski Community Funeral Home of Plover assisted the family with arrangements. Condolences may be offered online at www.pisarskifuneralhome.com.
Mr. Miller was born Aug. 19, 1935, in Sheboygan, a son of the late Peter and Emily (Weltor) Miller.
He served in the U.S. Army during the Korean War. He entered the Army on Feb. 19, 1954, in Milwaukee. He served as a specialist third class with the 38th Engineer Company and received the National Defense Service Medal. He was honorably discharged on Feb. 6, 1956, at Fort Sheridan, Ill.
He was married to Patricia Bradley on May 25, 1957, in Port Washington.
He owned and operated his own business, F.J. Miller Gravel Supply, until his retirement in 1985.
He and his wife spent their winters in Fort Meyers Beach, Fla. They traveled the country for 36 years.
He was past commander of the Veterans of Foreign Wars Post in Belgium, Wis., and the past commodore of the Bayside Yacht Club in Fort Meyers Beach. He and his wife were active members of the of the Family Motor Coach Association, where he served as president of the Badger Chapter and for the past 10 years as National Director of the Badger Chapter.
Survivors include his wife; two daughters, Brenda (Patrick) Siegrist, Adell, and Jennifer (Scott) Miller, Plover; one son, Brian James (Jason Charapata), Milwaukee; five grandchildren; and one great-grandchild.