THE CITY REBORN FROM THE ASHES OF AMERICA'S MOST DISASTROUS FOREST FIRE
Joyce C. Miller
Issue Date: December 5, 2019
Joyce C. (Stelter) Miller, 90, of Menominee, Mi., passed away Tuesday, Nov. 26, 2019.
Born June 26, 1929 in Chicago, Ill., to the late Evan and Della (Sandstrom) Stelter, she graduated from William Taft High School in Chicago and attended Carroll College in Waukesha where she met Richard Miller. On June 24, 1950, she married Richard in Chicago and then moved to Pittsburgh, Pa. for his work. They returned to the Chicago area where he joined her father as a partner in an office supply business.
In 1968, they moved to her husbands native Menominee, Mi., where they purchased a local office product business. Shortly after, they changed the name of the company to Miller's Action Office Supply. For over 20 years, she served as the business's co-owner, bookkeeper and also worked in the store.
They were active members of Holy Redeemer Catholic Church and she also enjoyed bowling, fishing, snowmobiling and golfing where she was a member of North Shore Golf Club. Together they belonged to the Owls Club Card Club, North Star Square Dance Club and also were affiliated with the Starlite Camping Club where they made many close, lifelong friendships. The couple enjoyed traveling to many places on their own, with friends or as part of his World War II ship reunions, visiting Europe and many trips to Hawaii and Las Vegas, but she especially enjoyed seeing a number of locations on cruise ships.
She enjoyed time with her children and grandchildren, attending their school and sporting events, but mostly getting together with family at their home on the bay and spending holidays with them.
In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband, Richard.
She is survived by three sons, Jeff (Lisa) of Marinette, Scott (Joy) of Menominee and Paul (Faith) of Abrams; seven grandchildren and five great-grandchildren.
Visitation will be held at Thielen Funeral Home in Marinette, on Tuesday Dec. 3 from 3 p.m. until time of a Memorial Service at 5 p.m., followed by a meal.