Robert James Miller Sr., 81, Park Falls, a former Stevens Point resident and father of three Portage County residents, died Friday, May 2, 2014, at his home.
Funeral services will be held at 11 a.m. Wednesday, May 7, at the Novitzke Funeral Home Chapel in Park Falls, with Pastor John A. Dietz officiating. Burial will be at Forest Home Cemetery in Park Falls with military honors under the auspices of the Park Falls American Legion and Veterans of Foreign War Posts.
Visitation will be at the funeral home from 4 to 7 p.m. Tuesday, May 6, and again from 10 a.m Wednesday until the service.
Mr. Miller was born April 27, 1933, in Butternut, the son of Frank and Florence (Stangl) Miller. His early life and schooling were in Butternut. The family moved to Stevens Point in 1948.
He joined the U.S. Air Force in 1950 and served as a military policeman until 1954.
He was married to Leona Jewell Dec. 13, 1950.
He was a self-employed truck driver until he and his wife moved to the Pike Lake area in 1977. He then drove truck for Flambeau Papers.
Survivors include his wife, Leona, Fifield; five sons, Robert Jr. (Jane), Pike Lake, Arthur (Joyce), Plover, Glenn (Irma), El Paso, Texas, Mark (Linda), Stevens Point, and Howard (Michele), Franksville; two daughters, Debra (Scott) Stein, Pike Lake, and Kathleen (Jeff) Herman, Stevens Point; four brothers, Franklin, Leroy, Wayne and Jerald; one sister, Maryanne Jenson; 13 grandchildren, and 12 great-grandchildren.
He was also preceded in death by two brothers, two sisters, one granddaughter and one great-grandson.