Leonard F. Miller, 73, of Dorchester passed away on December 24, 2017 at Marshfield Medical Center.
He was born on April 23, 1944 to Joseph and Lucille (Bartnik) Miller in Owen. He married Lucille “Lue” Pfaff on July 27, 1968, she survives. He owned and operated the family dairy farm from 1966 until 1994. He then went on to work as a custodian for the Colby School District until his retirement. In his retirement he plowed snow for the town of Holton.
In his spare time he enjoyed spending time with family and friends and his Siberian Husky Yukatu, hunting, fishing, being outdoors, woodworking, playing dominoes, birdwatching, spending time by Lake Superior and his cabin in the woods and traveling the neighboring states. He also provided the farm as a retreat for his many nieces and nephews.
Leonard was a member of the Board of Directors at the Dorchester Co-op. He was also involved with the UW – Extension Small Farm Program, where he hosted famers from abroad.
In addition to his wife Leonard is survived by his children, Jayne (Kevin) Paul of Stetsonville, Debra Miller of Medford, and Bryan (Xiomara) Miller of Brookfield; grandchildren, Taylor (Shannon) Miller, Garrett Paul, and Ava Miller; great-grandchildren, Caden, Keegan, Kayliannah; brother James (Pat) Miller; sisters Jean (Duane) Korb, Grace Gutenberger, Dorothy (Ed) Broeske, Mary Ann (Larry) Paul, Elaine (Jim) Heibl, and Loretta (Jerry) Fialkowski. Leonard is further survived by many other nieces and nephews.Leonard is preceded in death by his parents, brothers Louis and Joseph Miller, and nephew Randy Miller
A memorial service will take place on Saturday, December 30, 2017 at St. Thomas Catholic Church in Milan at 11:00 AM, with Father George Nelson Graham officiating. Visitation will take place on Saturday, December 30, 2017 at St. Thomas Catholic Church in Milan from 9:00 AM until the time of service at 11:00 AM.
Hemer Funeral Service of Medford and Rib Lake has been entrusted with arrangements. Online condolences can be left at www.hemerfuneralservice.com