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Robert L Miller

Published On: Feb 10 2013 06:17:36 PM CST

JANESVILLE -- Robert L. Miller, age 86, of Janesville, died Saturday, Feb. 9, 2013 at home.

He was born on July 21, 1926 in Watertown, WI, the son of Byron and Martha (Schroeder) Miller and served in the US Army during WWII in the Pacific Theater from 1946-1949.

He married Evelyn Leatherberry on April 3, 1946 in LaFarge, WI. Bob was employed at General Motors for 30 years before retiring in 1988. He was a Life Member of the VFW and American Legion and a member of UAW Local 95. He enjoyed hunting, fishing, and playing cards.

He is survived by his wife, Evelyn; 6 children: Bobby (Juanita) Miller of Brodhead, Jimmy Miller of Janesville, Michael (Susie) Miller of St. Cloud, FL, Larry (Lois) Miller of Greensboro, GA, Bryan (special friend, Tootie Behrens) Miller of Whitewater and Donna (Rick) McEndree of Whitewater; 15 grandchildren; 26 great grandchildren, with number 27 due in May; 3 great great grandchildren; 2 brothers, Byron Miller and Howard (Shirley Widner both of Janesville; 3 sisters: Delores (Marvin) Swenson of Janesville, Rosemary Anderson of Neilsville, WI, and Darla (Ernie) Schreier of Cashton. He was preceded in death by his parents; step father, Hallie Widner Sr; step mother, Louise Widner Miller; brother, Hallie Widner Jr; sister Shirley Widner; and an aunt, Leona "Onie" Dickerson.

Funeral Services will be held at 11:00 a.m. on Wednesday, Feb. 13, 2013 at the SCHNEIDER APFEL SCHNEIDER & SCHNEIDER FUNERAL HOME and CREMATORY, with Rev. Jerry Amstutz officiating. Entombment with full military rights will follow in Milton Lawns Memorial Park Mausoleum.

Friends may call on Tuesday from 4:00 to 7:00 p.m. at the funeral home. In lieu of flowers memorials can be made to Mercy Hospice or the charity of your choice.

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