Crystal E. Miller, age 83 years, formerly of Horseshoe Bend, Arkansas, passed away Saturday June 19th 2021 at her Port Washington, Wisconsin residence with loved ones at her side.
She was born in Elkhorn Wisconsin on December 13, 1937 to Carl and Elsie Ilsenburg Klebe. She grew up in Elkhorn and attended the local schools. She was united in marriage to Don P. Miller on October 30, 1955 in Elkhorn, Wisconsin. They moved around for a while before settling in Wisconsin to raise a family.
After Don’s retirement they moved to Horseshoe Bend, Arkansas and made many friends. Crystal joined the Friends of Horseshoe Bend Animals and helped rescue animals and enjoyed the human and canine friends she made. She was also very active at the Faith Presbyterian Church in Horseshoe Bend and liked to make chocolate cupcakes for the church functions.
Crystal enjoyed traveling with her husband Don, and they spent many days camping, sightseeing and enjoying life together. She also enjoyed reading and doing puzzles to pass the time away. Don preceded her in death March 29, 2019. She decided to return to Wisconsin to be closer to family.
She is survived by her daughters, Bonnie Brunhart and husband Dave of Newburg, Wisconsin, Lisa Vida and husband David of Wabeno, Wisconsin and Teri Miller of Horseshoe Bend; sons, Neil Miller and wife Margaret of Eagle, Wisconsin and Karl Miller and wife Denise of Black River Falls, Wisconsin. She is further survived by grandchildren, Christopher O’flanagan, John O’flanagan and wife Lisa O’flanagan, Michelle O’flanagan, Michael Vida and wife Carrie, Tracy Barilani and husband Mike, Levi Ziehr and wife Emily, Tim Ziehr, Alyce Paegelow and husband Christopher, Abigal Miller, Jessica Olver and husband Jerad and Jacquline Simplot and husband Benjamin; 17 great grandchildren; sister Marlene Norton of Placerville, California, other relatives and many friends.
She was preceded in death by her Husband Don, infant son, Neil Miller; parents, Carl and Elsie Klebe.
A memorial gathering has been held in Wisconsin.