Obituary for Marilyn J. Miller

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Marilyn Miller, 78, wife, mother, grandmother and dear friend died peacefully, surrounded by her family on February 3, 2018.
Marilyn was born and raised in Grand Rapids, Michigan. She spent her high school years playing basketball and cheerleading. She met Ray and married shortly after graduation. Their early married life was spent in Michigan, South Carolina, and Indiana before finally settling in Wisconsin. Most of her married life was spent taking care of family and being a co-owner of Miller Quik Print. Ray and Marilyn were avid travelers, visiting many countries and most of our National Parks. She also loved watching football and basketball (especially when her family was playing). But, her real and abiding passion was time spent with family. Whether it was holding babies, cheering at sporting events or attending school concerts, she was there. She sought to instill in her family a love of Jesus and the true meaning of commitment to family and friends.
Marilyn will be lovingly remembered by Ray, her husband of 60 years; two daughters, Cindy (Dale) Rabe, Krista (Mark) Ingold; 4 sons, RJ (Linda), Dave, Mike (Sue), and Matt (Jill); 17 grandchildren, Brandon, Nicole, Amber, Aylssa, Ahri, DJ, Marisa, Mariah, Stefanie, Jordan, Nick, Jayden, Gabby, Lauren, Brennan, Alison, and Kodi; thirteen great grandchildren, Faith, Paige, Maddy, Gavin, Gabe, Grace, Jaidyn, McKinly, Kylee, Klohe, Kashlyn, Jackson, and Jana.She is also survived by two sisters, Karen (Don) VanKampen, and Lecia (Steve) DeZwaan; a brother-in-law, Charles Fisher; and numerous nieces and nephews.
She is preceded in death by her parents, Claybourne and Maxine Uselton; one brother, ClaybourneUselton Jr., and one sister, Lorraine Fisher.
Goodbye Marilyn/mom, you have generously given us so much and asked for so little. Thank you for listening to us, helping and forgiving us, loving us and thank you for always being there for us. You were a constant example of honesty, integrity and generosity. God gave you to us and you were the best.
A celebration of life will be held on Wednesday, February 7th, 11:00 am at Bethany Church, 3936 County Road B, La Crosse, Wisconsin. Friends may visit with the family from 4:00 to 7:00 on Tuesday, February 6that the Dickinson Family Funeral Home, 401 Main Street, Onalaska, Wisconsin or at the church on Wednesday from 10:00 am until the time of service.
Memorial donations may be made to:
The Salvation Army Donation Center 728 Copeland Avenue La Crosse, WI 54603
Bethany Church 3936 County Road B La Crosse, WI 54601
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