A funeral service be held at 10:30 a.m. Friday, May 2, at the Cress Funeral Home in Madison, with the Rev. Jerry Amstutz officiating. Burial with full military honors will be held at Resurrection Cemetery in Madison.
Visitation will be at the funeral home from 4 to 7 p.m. Thursday, May 1.
Memorials may be made to the William S. Middleton Memorial VA Hospital Hospice Palliative Care Unit in her name.
Condolences may be offered online at www.cressfuneralservice.com.
Mrs. Miller-Drewes was born May 17, 1924, in Wisconsin, a daughter of the late Franklin and Florence (Stangl) Miller.
She served in the U.S. Army during the Korean War as a military policewoman.
She worked with many tribal leaders in the 1960s for tribal recognition of the Wisconsin Winnebago, now referred to as the Hocak Nation. She later drove food and clothes to a veterans’ home in the Stand Rock area.
In retirement she volunteered in various veteran service capacities, for the Madison Military Firing Squad and ministered to grieving veterans’ relatives at funerals throughout the Madison area. She was a commissioner for the Dane County Service Commission and served in leadership roles as president for the United Women Veterans and as treasurer for Madison Veterans Council. She was also instrumental in getting the AMVETS Post 151 started. She was a life member of American Legion Post 501 in Madison.
At age 80 she received a commendation from the Wisconsin Department of Veteran Affairs and also received a citation from the Wisconsin State Assembly in recognition of 20 years of service to the veterans’ community.
Survivors include five children, Sharon (Richard) Zblewski, Custer, Beverly (David) Coomer, Stewart J. (Janice) Miller, Davidjohn A. (Marie) White Eagle, Wendy K. (Anthony Beyer) White Eagle; one stepdaughter Margaret (Thomas) Prochniak; one sister, Mary Ann Jensen; and brothers, Robert (Bobby) Miller, Franklin (Sonny), Wayne Miller, LeRoy Miller, and Gerald (Jerry) Miller; and many grandchildren and great-grandchildren.