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Guy "Bud" A. Miller

Guy "Bud" A. Miller

Guy “Bud” A. Miller age 92, formerly of Rice Lake, passed away on Saturday January 16, 2021 at Welcome Home Assisted Living in Elmwood.

Bud was born April 6, 1928 in Durand.  He was the son of Guy H. and Hazel (Liddy) Miller and grew up in Durand, graduating from Durand High School.  Bud served in the U.S Army for four years after WW II.  Bud married Mildred J. Bauer June 2, 1954 at Holy Rosary Catholic Church-Lima, Durand.  Bud worked as a Pepin County Traffic officer for a few years.  He then became a Driver Improvement Analyst and Examiner for the Wisconsin Motor Vehicle Department, retiring after more than 30 years.  Bud and Millie moved to Rice Lake in 1966 and made their home in the Rice Lake Community until 2019 when they moved to Welcome Home Assisted Living in Elmwood, where Bud remained the rest of his life.

Bud was an American Legion Member, a member of the Knights of Columbus and a Past Grand Knight.  He always enjoyed fishing and hunting with his sons.  He had several hobbies including, saw sharpening, bee keeping, hunting for ginseng, tying jigs, gardening and recanning furniture.  Bud and his wife, Millie of 66 years, did much traveling, including Europe, Alaska, Hawaii, Mexico and all of the United States.

Bud is survived by his wife, Millie; three sons, James “Jake” (Teresa) of Sanibel, FL, John (Jane) of Menomonie, Charles “Chuck” (Diana) of Wausau; ten grandchildren and three great grandchildren, several nieces, nephews, other relatives and friends.

He is preceded in death by an infant daughter, Joanie, his parents, his sisters, Romelle (Don) Sommers, Ruth Everett and Donna Steen.

Memorial Mass will be held at 11:30 AM Wednesday January 20, 2021 at St. Mary’s Catholic Church in Durand with Rev. Emmauel Asamoah~Bekoe officiating.  Burial with Military Honors provided by American Legion Post 181 of Durand, will be in the church cemetery immediately after the service.

Visitation with facial masks and social distancing will be held one hour prior to services at the church on Wednesday.


  1. Terri Mikyska

    Millie & family - so sorry to hear about Guy. I have missed you since you left our fair city. Know that you are in my thoughts and prayers. Blessings!

  2. Trudi Lane

    So sorry to hear of Bud's passing. Thoughts and prayers are with the family. I didn't know Bud well, but I'm guessing the apple didn't fall far from the tree with you, John. I'm sure the gates of heaven were open wide for him.

  3. Dick and Ruth Doughty

    Sorry to read of Bud’s passing I always enjoyed visiting with him. He was a good guy.

  4. Jeffrey B Hill

    I was sorry to see the loss of Guy over this past weekend. I will never forget the visit to 11 East Freeman with my young children. What a good long life he lived. Jeff Hill

  5. Tim Sommers

    It is with deepest sympathy to hear of Uncle Bud's passing. He was a great man to whom everyone looked up to. Although distance kept our visits together limited, I will surely miss him. My sincere condolences to the Miller family and friends.

  6. Susan Pelzel

    My sympathy to the Miller family. I always enjoyed when I could visit with Bud when I would go see my Mom at Welcome Home.

  7. Monica Trussoni

    May God bless you and your family and may perpetual light shine upon him. A candle has been lit at St. John the Baptist church in Marshfield.????????

  8. Pat Rosenber

    Uncle Bud, I wonder how many people you tested for their drivers licenses? What a career you had. I visited your homes in Durand, Menomonie and Rice Lake. And then you moved into Welcome Home not far from where I lived. I should have visited more but sure enjoyed visiting with Millie and you. I will continue to visit Millie and keep an eye on her. I am here for her whenever she needs me. I will miss you Uncle Bud. Rest in peace and enjoy your reward in heaven!

  9. Carol Sheehan

    Chuck and family,
    I am so sorry to hear of your father’s death. Having faith, family and loving memories are cherished now more than ever. Please know I lift you all up in my prayers .
    May God hold you all gently in His hands.
    Carol Sheehan

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