Jeanette M. Miller passed away early Sunday morning, April 27, 2014, at her home surrounded by her loving family.

Jeanette began a vibrant and full life March 21, 1931 in Shawano, Wis., a daughter of the late George “Jake” and Urith (Schweers) Frank. She graduated from St. Mary’s School of Nursing in Wausau, Wis., in 1952 and earned her BSN from St. Francis in Joliet, Ill., in 1979. Jeanette married Jerome W. “Jerry” Miller on Oct. 17, 1953, at Sacred Heart Catholic Church in Shawano. They lived and worked in Aurora, Colo., while Jerry was in the armed forces. Together they raised four sons. In 1958, they moved to Kohler, Wis., where Jeanette was active in Kohler Women’s Club and Saint John’s Altar Society. She was a Cub and Webelo Scout leader, her sons’ and grandsons’ biggest fan at all of their sporting events, and her granddaughter’s ballets and dance recitals.

She worked as a registered nurse at Saint Nicholas Hospital on the Medical- Surgical Unit, Recovery and Operating Room before retiring as the supervisor of Surgery and the Emergency Department in 1987. Since her retirement, she was active in the 220 Ladies Golf Club, Plymouth Women’s Civic Society, and as a volunteer for Saint Nicholas Hospice. Her husband Jerome “Jerry” preceded her in death March 1, 2011. Jeanette enjoyed golf, family reunions, traveling with friends, playing bridge, cribbage, sheepshead, and fellowship with everyone she came in touch with. She loved to laugh and have fun! Her heart was full of joy watching her family grow and spread their wings.

She is survived by two sons, William “Bill” (Cheryl) Miller of Corona, Calif., and David (Kathy) Miller of Cascade, Wis.; daughter-in-law, Vicki Miller of McHenry, Ill.; nine grandchildren: Kara (Brian) Gill of Middleton, Wis.; Kurt Miller of Sheboygan,

Wis.; Andrew Miller of McHenry, Ill.; Taylor Miller of Corona, Calif.; Brennan Newman of Bethany, Okla.; Ashley (Derek) Beyler of Corona and Gage, Chase and Lexi Miller of McHenry; eight greatgrandchildren: Kaylie Anne, Aiden, Emersyn and Hudson Beyler, all of Corona; Sunny Sadler of Bethany; Adalie Wathen of McHenry; Charles “Charlie” and Tanner Gill of Middleton; sister-in-law, Virginia Magalska of New London, Wis.; brothersin law, John “Buddy” Miller of Stevens Point and Norbert “Nubbs” (Delores) Miller of Stevens Point. She is also survived by numerous nieces, nephews, cousins, other relatives and many friends.

She is preceded in death by her two sons, Daniel “Danny” and James “Jim”; daughter-in-law, Daryl Miller; parents, George “Jake” and Urith (Schweers) Frank; her stepmother, Dorothy (Idhe) Frank; brother-in-law, Ken Magalska; and sisters-in-law: Norma Jean Newell, Audrey (Dennis) Berg and Patricia Miller.

A memorial Mass will be held at 11:30 a.m. Saturday, May 3, at St. Thomas Aquinas Catholic Church in Elkhart Lake. Father Dan Volkert, pastor of the church, will officiate. Cremation has taken place.

Friends may call at the Resurrection Chapel at CHURCH from 9:30 a.m. Saturday until the time of services. In lieu of flowers, a memorial fund has been established in her name for the Kohler High School Alumni Fund or St. Nicholas Hospital Home Health Hospice program.

The Suchon Funeral Home and Cremation Services of Plymouth, Wis., is serving her family. For online condolences, please visit


Jeanette’s family would like to extend their heartfelt thanks to Dr. James Pawlak, the nursing staff at St. Nicholas Hospital, and the nursing staff at Saint Nicholas Hospice for the care and compassion shown to Jeanette and all of her family.

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