Madison –

John A. “Jake” Miller, age 85, died on Tuesday, February 14, 2017 at Agrace HospiceCare in Fitchburg.

He was born on June 10, 1931 in Park Falls, WI, the son of James J. and Lillian (Shaw) Miller. John graduated from Park Falls High School, then served in the United States Air Force from 1950-1954. After Discharge he attended college in Stevens Point. He was then employed by the Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources for 32 years. He was a member of St. Joseph Catholic Church.

He is survived by his daughter, Cynthia Reck of Madison; son, Kevin of Elkhorn as well as 1 sister and 1 brother.

He was preceded in death by his wife, Audrey; his grandson, Robert “Zach” Zelenka; his parents; 1 brother and 5 sisters.

A memorial service will be held at 11:00 a.m. on Friday, February 24, 2017 at Joyce-Ryan Funeral Home, 5701 Odana Road, with Pastor Dean Howell officiating. Visitation will be held from 10 a.m. until the time of service on Friday. The interment will follow at Resurrection Catholic Cemetery.

We would like to extend a special thanks to the staff at Agrace HospiceCare for the care they gave our father in his final days.

“We will miss you Dad, Uncle Jake.”

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