Marie T. Miller, 97, Luxemburg, peacefully ended her earthly existence on Tuesday, May 25, 2021 and was called into the presence of her Creator at helping Hearts Assisted Living in Luxemburg.
She was born on February 14, 1924 to the late Clem and Louise (Jeanquart) Rass. After her 1941 graduation from Luxemburg High School, she worked commercially in Milwaukee before returning to Luxemburg and marrying her friend and neighbor James Miller on August 26, 1944 at St. Mary Church. She then became a full time mom to her four children and an occasional assistant to Dr. Emmet Dewane. As a person of faith, she served St. Mary Parish as a member of the Christian Mother Society, lector, and religious education teacher for many years.
In the early 1970’s she and Jim were touched by the Spirit as they participated in the Charismatic Renewal Movement taking place in our diocese at the time; this experience taking them in a new direction on their journey of faith. Upon the death of her husband on December 9, 1999, after 55 years of marriage, she continued her participation in Daily Mass and Eucharistic Adoration and became a friend and mentor to those whom she encountered, and as a result of the dedication she earned the affectionate title, “card lady” given to her by her children.
Survivors include her children, Dcn Bob (Linda) Miller, New Franken; Wendy (Dale) Lais, MN; Julie (Dave) Dalebroux, Luxemburg; Sue (Paul) Barrett, IL; grandchildren, Steve (Jessica) Miller, Jeffrey (Kimberlee) Miller, Jennifer Lais, Vincent (Brenna Carlson) Lais, Chad (Michelle Fields) Eslinger, Anne (Bill) Hopkins, Michael (Alex) Baierl, Paul (Aftin) Baierl, Drew Barrett, Matthew Barrett; step grandchildren, Jason (Deb) Dalebroux, Jenny (friend, Scott Campbell) Kramer, Jolene (Luke) Chevalier; 17 great grandchildren and four step great grandchildren; brothers, Clem Rass, Menasha; Jim (Alice) Rass, Mosinee; one sister, Laverne Happel, Brookfield; nieces and nephews.
Marie was preceded in death by her husband, James; one infant son, Joseph; one son in law, Tom Baierl; two brothers, Herbert (Lilian) Rass; Robert (Evelyn) Rass; two sisters, Betty (Don) Weier and Lois (Anthony) Dorner; one brother in law, Dr. Emery Happel; one sister in law, Madge Rass; her father in law and mother in law, Nick and Lena Miller.
Friends may call at St. Mary Church, Luxemburg, between 8:45 and 10:45 am on Saturday, May 29, 2021.
Funeral 11:00 am on Saturday with Rev. Daniel Schuster officiating and Deacon Bob Miller assisting.
Burial in St. Mary Cemetery, Luxemburg.
McMAHON FUNERAL HOME, LUXEMBURG, is assisting the Miller Family.
The family wishes to extend a special thank you to Father Daniel Schuster for his sacramental presence and to Pam and the staff of Helping Hearts Assisted Living and Unity Hospice for their compassion and dedication in caring for Mom.