Obit: Miller, Raymond Joseph (1936 - 2012)

Contact: Dolores (Mohr) Kenyon

Surnames: Miller, Zander, Brings, Aumann, Pettis, Motion, Ehlers, Clemens, Thums, Ampe, Mrotek, Petkovsek, Krupka, Hackel

----Source: Clark County Press (Neillsville, Clark Co., WI) 6/27/2012

Miller, Raymond Joseph (4 August 1936 - 18 June 2012)

Raymond J. Miller, 75, of Loyal passed away Monday, June 18, 2012, at House of the Dove in Marshfield.

Raymond Joseph Miller was born Aug. 4, 1936, in Cross Plains, the son of Francis and Dorothy (Zander) Brings. His father died when he was very young, and Ray’s mother remarried Alvin Miller, who was “Dad” to all of the Brings children. When Ray was 11 years old his family moved to Loyal, where he attended St. Anthony Catholic School. He graduated from Loyal High School in 1955. He then moved to Milwaukee where he worked in road construction. Ray was united in marriage to Caroline Aumann Aug. 23, 1958, at St. Anthony’s Catholic Church in Loyal. He worked for Schreiner’s Plumbing & Heating in Marshfield from January 1958 until 1972 at which time he started his own business, Miller Plumbing in Loyal. Ray retired in 2010 due to health concerns.

He was a member of St. Anthony’s Catholic Church, the Knights of Columbus Our Lady of Fatima Council #4963, the Loyal Chamber of Commerce, where Miller Plumbing was recognized as the 2011 Business of the Year, the Loyal Historical Society and the P. H. C. C.

Ray had many interests, but especially loved spending time with his family and friends at their cabin, hunting, playing cards, his work, the Brewers, Bucks and Badgers and life.

He will be dearly missed by his wife, Caroline, of Loyal; his children, Steven (Charlotte) Miller of Waunakee, Sandy Miller (Dana Pettis) of Chippewa Falls, Tammi (Ron) Motion of Loyal, Dennis (Jane) Miller of Granton; 11 grandchildren; four great-grandchildren; five siblings, Jim Miller of Loyal, Linda (Bill) Ehlers of Greenwood, Don (Judy) Miller of Mayville, MaryAnn (Jim) Clemens of Waukesha and Sue (Greg) Thums of Rib Lake; his in-laws, Clara Ampe of Loyal, Rosie Aumann of Butler, Clarence (Doris) Aumann of Spencer, Irban (Leona) Aumann of Marshfield, Henry Jr. (Lois) Aumann of Loyal and Doreen (Pat) Mrotek of Cadott; several nieces, nephews, other relatives and many friends.

He was preceded in death by his parents; his mother and father-in-law, Henry Sr. and Agnes Aumann; his brothers-and sisters-in-law, Paul Ampe, Louie Aumann, Jeanette and Art Petkovsek, John Krupka and Mary Miller; and three nephews.

Funeral services were held at 1 p.m. Friday, June 22, at St. Anthony’s Catholic Church in Loyal. Rev. Dan Hackel officiated, and burial followed in St. Anthony’s Catholic Cemetery. Pallbearers were: Paul Miller, Brent and Mitchell Motion, Greg Miller, Joe Aumann and Glen Aumann. Visitation was held at St. Anthony’s Catholic Church, Thursday, June 21, from 4 p.m. to 8 p.m. with a 7 p.m. Knights of Columbus Rosary service, and again Friday at the church, from 10 a.m. until the time of the service.

In lieu of flowers, the family asks that memorials be given in Ray’s name.

Online condolences may be expressed at

Cuddie Funeral home, of Loyal, assisted the family with arrangements.



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