Dwight Miller

Dwight K. Miller, of Port Washington, died April 27 at Lawlis Family Hospice in Mequon. He was 96.

Mr. Miller was born Sept. 13, 1922, in Sioux Falls, S.D., to Floyd and Margaret Shaffer Miller. He graduated from Lyons High School in Sioux Falls in 1940.

During World War II he served in the U.S. Navy from 1942 to 1946, serving in both the Atlantic and Pacific theaters.

After the war, he returned to school and earned degrees from Augustana College in Sioux Falls, the University of Minnesota and Columbia University in New York City.

He taught school at the secondary level in Minnesota, New York and Wisconsin.

While teaching at Farnsworth Middle School in Sheboygan, he met Lucille E. Hummel, of Fort Atkinson, another teacher at the school. They married on Dec. 13, 1958.

He was an active member of the Sheboygan Education Association, serving in several official capacities, and was a lifetime member of the National Education Association.

He retired from the Farnsworth faculty in 1982 after 27 years. His wife preceded him in death on Aug. 13, 1982.

After retirement, Mr. Miller moved to Port Washington and became a member of the Port Washington Senior Center and Grand Avenue United Methodist Church.

In his retirement, Mr. Miller was devoted to various writing and volunteer endeavors and enjoyed painting and flowers.

He wrote books on baseball, including “The Sioux Falls Canaries Cross Bats in League Play,” the dynamics of reading and school systems, and the novel “The Burfield Episode.”

Mr. Miller volunteered at his church and would visit patients and staff at local retirement communities, bringing flowers to brighten their day, his friend Dave Enright said.

“He was pretty dedicated to visiting people in nursing homes and bringing them flowers right up until he had to give up his car,” Mr. Enright said. “He was a very caring and generous individual.”

He also loved animals, owning three cats, and regularly donated to the Wisconsin Humane Society.

He is survived by his sister Floy Carter of Seattle, Wash., and sisters-in-law Pearl Miller and Shirley Miller, both of Sioux Falls.

He was preceded in death by his parents, brothers Burdette and Harold and brother-in-law Jerry Carter.

A memorial service will be held at 11 a.m. on Tuesday, May 14, at Poole Funeral Home. Pastor Janet Hartzell will officiate.

Interment will take place at a later date at Lakeview Cemetery in Fort Atkinson.

Visitation will be from 10 to 11 a.m. prior to the funeral at the funeral home.

Memorials to the Wisconsin Humane Society-Ozaukee Campus are suggested.



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