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| November/December 1995

  • Memoriam

  • Cushman Engine
    Charles Shelton took this picture of a Cushman waiting to be discovered.

  • Memoriam
  • Cushman Engine

JOHN MILLER was born May 6, 1909 in Honey Creek, Wisconsin, son of Henry and Hanna Miller. He went to elementary school in Honey Creek and high school in Burlington, Wisconsin. He worked with his father at the lumber yard and feed mill in Honey Brook.

John attended the Milwaukee School of Engineering for two years and then worked as a machinist at Waukesha Motor Works and Hein-Werner Motor Works in Waukesha, Wisconsin. He met Alta Guell in Fond du Lac and they were married June 17, 1944. They lived and raised their family in Brook-field, Wisconsin and were active members of Elmbrook Church in Waukesha.

John joined Allis Chalmers in West Allis, Wisconsin, in 1946 and was with them for 30 years as a heavy duty electrical draftsman.

Upon retirement, John and Alta resided in Leesburg, Florida, during the winter and in Sister Bay in summer where he helped at John's Lawn Service for 18 years. He enjoyed a hobby of rebuilding and restoring antique gas engines was member several steam engine clubs. also busy with variety woodworking projects, especially games toys.

He was always willing to give of his time and help his family and friends. He will be greatly missed.

John died at Door County Memorial Hospital, Monday, July 31, 1995. He is survived by his wife, Alta; two daughters, Linda Anderson, of Sister Bay and Emily Walker of Lyons, Colorado; two granddaughters, Elisabeth and Rebecca Anderson; two sisters, Alida Classon of Chester, California, and Dorothy Duxbury of Kenosha, Wisconsin. He was preceded in death by his parents and a brother Lester. Submitted by Ken Hollenbeck, P.O. Box 238, Ellison Bay, Wisconsin 54210.


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