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LaVerne G. Miller

October 13, 1946 December 24, 2007
LaVerne G. Miller
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LaVerne Guy Miller, age 61, of Frederic, WI, died Monday, December 24, 2007, of cancer at Vets Hospital – Minneapolis, MN. He was born in Rice Lake, WI, on October 13, 1946, to Viola and Guy Miller of Barron, WI. He was united in marriage to Evelyn Diesterhaft on December 22, 1975, at Pilgrim Lutheran Church in Frederic, WI. They resided in Frederic for 33 years. He was preceded in death by his father, mother- and father-in-law, brother-in-law, 2 nephews, and 1 niece. He is survived by his high school sweetheart of 32 years; his daughters, Nicole Miller and Krissa (Chad) Swanson and grandson, Christian – all of Frederic, WI; his mother, Viola Miller of Barron, WI; sister, Beverly (Douglas) Gunderson of Amery, WI; brothers-in-law, Paul Diesterhaft of Almena, WI, Martin (Kay) Diesterhaft of Charlotte, North Carolina, Robert Diesterhaft of Chetek, WI; sisters-in-law, Janet (Melvin) Nyhus of Cumberland, WI, Carol (Douglas) Bartels of Bonduel, WI, Barbara Smead of St. Paul, MN, Donna (Bruce) Knutson of Cumberland, WI, Bonny Diesterhaft of Rice Lake, WI; 26 nieces, 16 nephews, and 3 babies due in 2008; many relatives, friends and former co-workers. LaVerne graduated from Barron High School, Barron, WI, in 1964. In 1966 he earned an Accounting Assoc. Degree at Rice Lake Tech College. He was proud to have served his country with the Army in Germany and Viet Nam 1966-1968. He was dedicated to his work and loved people. He worked at Poskin Feed Store in Poskin, WI, for several years. He worked for Jeromes Turkey processing mill in Barron, WI, He worked as a manager of Parity Co-op Store also in Poskin for 4 years. In October, 1975, he took a management job at Farmers Exchange Co-op in Frederic until retiring the job in March of 2003. He worked for Burnett Dairy Co-op 2003-2004. His last and most rewarding job was with Amery Post Office as a City Carrier 2 ½ years until he took a medical leave. He enjoyed people, collecting stuff, Twins, Packers, yard work, and his dog, Lucky. He loved nature and being out in the woods. He also loved western movies and Andy Griffith. LaVerne was a member of the V.F.W. in Barron, WI. He was also a member of Pilgrim Lutheran Church in Frederic. Pallbearers were Melvin Nyhus, Douglas Gunderson, Lee Giesel, John Baker, Wally Anderson, Kenneth Hackett. Funeral services will be held Saturday, January 12, at 11:00 a.m. at Pilgrim Lutheran Church in Frederic, WI, with Pastor Catherine Burnette officiating. A visitation will be held Friday, January 11, from 5-7:00 p.m. at Rowe Funeral Home in Frederic. A visitation will also be held one hour prior to the service at the church on Saturday. Internment will be held Monday, January 14, at 11:00 a.m. at the Northern Wisconsin Veterans Memorial Cemetery in Spooner, WI. Rowe Funeral Home of Frederic, WI, was entrusted with arrangements.

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