Emilee M. Miller, 82, passed from this earth into the everlasting arms of Jesus on December 31, 2020, in Rice Lake, WI, while under the wonderful care of Cambridge Senior Living and Lakeview Hospice.
She was born on December 30, 1938, to Russell and Esther Kessler in Astoria, IL. She graduated from Astoria High School in 1956 followed by attending two years at Manchester College in North Manchester, IN, after which she had several bookkeeping jobs. During that time, she was a member of Woodland Church of the Brethren. She was married to Wallace Miller from Carrington, ND, on December 30, 1970, after meeting as pen pals through Accent on Living, a magazine for Christians with disabilities. Despite their handicaps from contracting polio during their teenage years, they lived and worked together diligently on Wallace’s family farm in ND until their retirement and were active members of Kvernes Lutheran Church. Emilee remained unwaveringly by her husband’s side over the past two years as they transitioned into assisted living facility care due to Wallace’s progressive Alzheimer’s disease.
She is survived by her husband, Wallace; children, Lori Asleson and Donald Miller, Devils Lake, ND, and Mavis and Brian Melton, Spooner, WI. She is also survived by many grandchildren and great-grandchildren; her sisters Elaine (Dwayne) Yost and Margaret (Luther) Fowler; her brother Roger (Jane) Kessler; brothers-in-law Milton Miller and Terry Deehr; sister-in-law Verna Kautzman; and many nieces and nephews.
Preceding her in death were her parents; daughter Lisa Miller; sisters Verlena (and Dick) Driver and Pollyanna (and Jack) Pittman; sisters-in-law Lois (and Devain) Helmer, Karen Deehr, and Gloria Miller; and brothers-in-law Howard (and Jean) Miller and Gary Kautzman.
No services are planned. In memory and honor of Emilee, who would want the glory to go to God, do what she would do today—be thankful for something, pray for somebody, read your Bible, or send a letter of encouragement to someone to brighten their day.
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