Dwight K. Miller, age 96, of Port Washington, Wisconsin died April 27, 2019 at Lawlis Family Hospice in Mequon, Wisconsin.
He was born September 13, 1922 in Sioux Falls, South Dakota to Floyd and Margaret Shaffer Miller. He graduated from Lyons High School in Sioux Falls in 1940. During World War Two 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, South Dakota, the University of Minnesota and Columbia University in New York City. He taught school at the secondary level in Minnesota, New York and Wisconsin. He taught at Farnsworth Middle School in Sheboygan where he met Lucille E. Hummel and married her on December 13, 1958. He retired from the Farnsworth faculty in 1982 after 27 years. Lucille preceded him in death August 13, 1982.
Dwight was an active member of the Sheboygan Education Association, serving in official capacities and was a life member of the National Education Association. He was a member of the Port Washington Senior Center and Grand Avenue United Methodist Chruch.
In his retirement he was devoted to various writing and volunteer endeavors and enjoyed painting and flowers. He wrote books on baseball, The Sioux Falls Canaries Cross Bats in League Play, the dynamics of reading and school systems, The Vurfield Episode. He volunteered at his church and would visit patients at the former St. Alphonsus Hospital and local assisted living homes to brighten their day with flowers.
He is survived by his sister Floy (the late Jerry) Carter of Seattle, Washington and sisters-in-law Pearl (the late Burdette) Miller and Shirley (the Late Harold) Miller, both of Sioux Falls, South Dakota. Further survived by dear friends Carrie Witthuhn of Florida, Dave Enright of Thiensville, Wisconsin, Jim Reed and Mary Downing, both of Port Washington, Wisconsin, nieces, nephews, other relatives and friends.
He is preceded in death by his parents, two brothers Burdette and Harold Miller and brother-in-law Jerry Carter.
Pastor Janet Hartzell will officiate memorial services 11am, Tuesday, May 14, 2019 at the Poole Funeral Home, 203 N. Wisconsin St. Port Washington, WI. Interment will be at Lakeview Cemetery in Fort Atkinson, Wisconsin. Visitation from 10am-11am Tuesday, May 14, 2019 at the funeral home prior to services.
Memorials to Wisconsin Humane Society-Ozaukee Campus, 630 West Dekora Street, Saukville, WI 53080 appreciated.
A special thank you to the staff of Ellen’s Home for their wonderful care and to the residents for their warmth and friendship shared with Dwight over the years.
POOLE FUNERAL HOME/Crematory, Port Washington, WI assisting the family. Information and condolences available at www.poolefh.com or 262/284-4431.
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