Gustave Robert Miller
Miller, Gustave Robert, Jr. September 13, 2010. Our Beloved Pa, born on May 14, 1913 in Rüsselheim, Germany. With his parents Gustav Robert and Elisabeth Weiler Miller and older brother Ernst, Gus immigrated to the United States. They arrived at Ellis Island, NY on November 17, 1924 aboard the Deutschland from Hamburg. The family settled in Chicago. On a blind date, he met Mildred (Amelia) Marie Tenuta. They were married on October 27, 1934 and were married 62 years until Millie died in 1997. Millie and Gus had three children, Jack, who died at the age of three, Richard Jack (Kathleen) and Donna Lynn (Patrick) Coleman. He is survived by twelve grandchildren, Mark (Sue) Miller, Virginia (Dan) Roberts, Matthew (Amy) Miller, Gretchen Miller, Cathi (Joel) Mich, Christopher Miller, Michael (Jessica) Miller, Daniel Miller, Timothy Miller, Patrick (Cate) Coleman, Neil (Alicia) Coleman and Ryan Coleman. In 2000, Gus moved to Minneapolis to be near his family and delight in the achievements and antics of each great-grandchild: Brett, Eric, Luke, Joseph, Brian, Leo and Jacqueline Miller; William, Virginia and Edward Mich; and Elizabeth, Robert, Colleen and Amelia Coleman. Other special people in his life were Barbara Webb Miller, Tom Sullivan, Artur and Marianna Szymanska, and Ann and John Mitchell. Gus enjoyed the many friends he made at Walker Place and the excellent care he received from the staff at Walker Place and Walker HCC in south Minneapolis. He always enjoyed the weekly poker games. Gus worked as the Traffic Manager for Cribben and Sexton for 26 years, in 1978 he retired as Traffic Manager from Rockola Manufacturing. Gus loved sports: a Cubs, Bears and Blackhawks fan until the day he died. He loved history, geography and traveling. He was so proud to be an American that he became a citizen twice and never missed an opportunity to exercise his right to vote. Gus was an active member of St. John Brebeuf Church, Niles, IL. Funeral service and interment was Saturday, September 18, Niles, IL. Celebration of Gus's life will take place on Sunday, September 26 at 2:00 PM at Walker Place Chapel, 3701 Bryant Ave South, Minneapolis, MN. Washburn-McReavy Strobeck Johnson Chapel 952.938.9020
Published on September 19, 2010
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