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Scott A. Miller

Published On: Feb 17 2013 07:06:47 AM CST

OREGON-Scott A. Miller, age 83, of Oregon, passed away on Friday, Feb. 15, 2013, in Stoughton. He was born on Feb. 28, 1929 in Madison, the son of Scott and Selma (Krogfuss) Miller. Scott married Patricia A. Peterson on July 15, 1961, in Oregon, at St. John’s Lutheran Church. He grew up in Southern Wisconsin and Northern Illinois while his father managed area farms. Scott attended Oregon High School and graduated from UW-Madison in 1950. He was a member of Alpha Gamma Rho Fraternity. Scott was employed with Oscar Mayer for a number of years as a cattle buyer. Then he purchased a farm with his brother and operated it for many years, retiring in 1994. After retirement, he wanted to keep busy and started working with the City of Fitchburg Parks Department. Scott enjoyed gardening, feeding birds, making feeders, having coffee with his friends, volunteering with the Brooklyn/Oregon Food Pantry, visiting shut-ins, and traveling. He was a member of St. John’s Lutheran Church where he often volunteered his services. Scott was known for many things including his humor, his ability to talk with anyone, his “Norwegian Corn Dryer”, and being a handyman.

He is survived by his wife of 51 years, Pat; sons, David (Susanna) Miller of Zurich, Switzerland and Mark Miller of Madison; two granddaughters, Alanis and Mia Miller; sister, Martha (John) Onsrud of Stoughton; sister-in-law, Shirley Miller of Oregon; numerous nieces and nephews; and other relatives and friends. He was preceded in death by his parents; and brother, Duane.

A Celebration of Life will be held at ST. JOHN’S LUTHERAN CHURCH, 625 E. Netherwood St., Oregon, at 11 a.m. on Thursday, Feb. 21, 2013, with the Rev. Paul Markquart presiding. Private burial will be at Prairie Mound Cemetery. Visitation will be held at the church from 10 a.m. until the time of service on Thursday. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to St. John’s Lutheran Church or Brooklyn / Oregon Food Pantry.

Thank you for being a loving husband, father, and grandfather! We will always love you!

Online condolences may be made at www.gundersonfh.com.

Memorials:
In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to St. John’s Lutheran Church or Brooklyn / Oregon Food Pantry.

Visitation:
Visitation will be held at the church from 10 a.m. until the time of service on Thursday.

Service:
A Celebration of Life will be held at ST. JOHN’S LUTHERAN CHURCH, 625 E. Netherwood St., Oregon, at 11 a.m. on Thursday, Feb. 21, 2013, with the Rev. Paul Markquart presiding.

Cemetery:
Private burial will be at Prairie Mound Cemetery.

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