Mae Helen Miller, Evansville, Wi (1919-2015)

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September 22, 2015

May 18, 1919 - September 17, 2015

Mae Helen Miller passed away Thursday, Sept. 17, 2015, at the Evansville Manor where she resided the past year and four months. The daughter of Frank and Elsie (Gottschalk) Bratzke, she was born on May 18, 1919, in Plymouth Township. Mae married Emmett Miller on Feb. 21, 1942, in Center Township and he preceded her in death on Feb. 22, 1992, the day following their 50th anniversary. She lived in the Footville and Evansville area, her entire life. Mae will be remembered as a hard working farmer's wife, spending time in the tobacco field while cooking two meals a day for the hired hands. In later years, Mae and Emmett raised a large garden of fruits and vegetables to sell at the farmers market on the square in Madison. Though it meant rising long before dawn, they enjoyed their time spent at the market each Saturday. Mae was a huge NASCAR fan, particularly fond of Jeff Gordon. She was a member of the Untied Methodist Church, Evansville, and past member of the Forest Academy School Mothers Club. She absolutely adored her grandchildren and great-grandchildren, always looking forward to their visits.

Mae is survived by three daughters and one son: Janice (Eugene) Johnston of Evansville, Barbara Johnson of Albany, Bette (Eric) Runaas of Evansville, Kenneth (Beth) Miller of Evansville; eighteen grandchildren; twenty-five great-grandchildren; thirteen great-great grandchildren; nieces and nephews. She was preceded in death by her parents; husband, Emmett; a sister, Dorothy Silverthorn; a grandson, Randy Johnston; a sister-in-law, Dorothy Bryant; a brother-in-law, Wallace Miller; and a son-in-law, Gerald Johnson.

Funeral services will be held at 11 a.m. on Saturday, Sept. 26, 2015, at WARD-HURTLEY FUNERAL HOME, Evansville, with Reverend Norman Bunde officiating. Burial will be held in Bethel Cemetery, Center Township. A Visitation will be held from 9 a.m. until the time of service at the FUNERAL HOME on Saturday, Sept. 26, 2015.

A very special thank you to the Evansville Manor and their wonderful staff of angels.

In lieu of flowers memorials may be made to the United Methodist Church Evansville.

"Death leaves a heartache no one can heal, Love leaves a memory no one can steal"

Condolences may be expressed at Wardhurtley.com


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