Dr. Ronald W. Miller, 85, of Beaver Dam, went to his heavenly home on Friday, Nov. 24, 2017, after a courageous battle with cancer.
The visitation will be at Koepsell-Murray Funeral Home in Beaver Dam on Wednesday, Nov. 29, 2017, from 3-5 p.m., and the funeral service will follow at 5 with the Rev. Philip Heyer officiating. The American Legion is invited to walk through at 4:30 p.m. Burial will be at Highland Memory Gardens in the town of Trenton on Thursday, Nov. 30, 2017, at 10 a.m. Military honors will be provided by the John E. Miller American Legion Post #146.
Ronald was born on Sept. 29, 1932, in the town of Fountain Prairie, Columbia County, to Carl O. and Elsie A. (Affeldt) Miller. On June 25, 1977, he was united in marriage with Nancy Ascherien at Church of Christ in Beaver Dam. Ron was a devoted husband and father and had many other roles that he played throughout his life. He was a truck driver, a cab driver and did road construction but mostly he was a dedicated child of God and did evangelistic work for 33 years. He became an ordained minister and passionately spread the word of God to many non-denominational congregations and nonprofit organizations. His motto was that Jesus saves and that Jesus never fails. Ron also worked for Schebergs Feed Service and Kingston Feed Mill. He loved his fellow man and this great country and he believed that communication, cooperation and teamwork was the key to success. Ron was a Korean War veteran, serving from 1953 to 1955. He was a lifetime member of the DAV and the John E. Miller American Legion Post #146 and was an AARP member since 1985.
Ronald is survived by his children, Mary Jane Miller of Beaver Dam, Ronald (Carrie) Miller Jr. of Beaver Dam, Heidi Miller of Poynette and Ruth (Anthony) Russell of Beaver Dam; eight grandchildren; sisters, Dorothy Langetieg of Stoughton and Phyllis Miller of Madison; numerous nieces and nephews, other relatives and friends. He was preceded in death by his parents; his wife, Nancy, in 2002; brothers Eugene, Carl, Corwin, Frederick and infant twin brothers; and his sisters, Faye Reithmeyer, Ruth Huth, Jeanette Livingston, Imo Cornford, Bertha Verges, Mildred O’Brian, Kathleen Miller and Carol Scott.
The Koepsell-Murray Funeral Home in Beaver Dam is caring for the family. To leave online condolences, or for directions and other information, please visit our website at KoepsellFH.com.