Mathew James Miller
Mathew James Miller was called to the lord on April 15, 2017.
Mathew was an amazing father, son, brother, outdoorsman and all around man. Mathew is the son of John Miller and Tracie Findlay, born a twin on May 16, 1985. He was a 2003 graduate from Fort Atkinson High School and went on to become a production lead at Epic Resins where he worked alongside many friends and family members. He is survived by his son Chase Miller, mother, father, brother Nicholas Miller (Melissa Hembree), brother Mitchell Miller (Amanda Bell), niece Chloe Miller and nephew Kyran Miller, his lifelong companion Tiffany Bretl, along with many aunts, uncles, cousins and grandparents. Mathew was preceded in death by his cousin Heather Miller, Aunt Pamela Miller, Uncle Randy Findlay, Grandmother Joann Miller, and Grandfather Fred Miller.
As a Father he taught his son, Chase, what he knew from life about hunting, fishing, and how it relates to everything in life. He showed his son that he wanted him to do everything he did in life and so much more. He will be watching over him and guiding him through every struggle he comes along to make sure he has the best, happiest life possible.
As a son he gave many moments of pride and joy, alongside many moments of insanity, fear and worry. Living a life as full as Mathew’s in such a shortened time makes you do everything to a little higher level, and sometimes kids will get hurt along the way. Somehow, Mathew always walked away from everything.
As a brother Mathew had stood by his twin brother’s side through everything imaginable. They were best friends and inseparable despite all of there struggles from being so damn similar. He taught his younger brother to never give up, to keep fighting no matter the fight, giving up is not an option.
As an outdoorsman Mathew took advantage of the times he could spend with his friends and family out in the woods or on a shore finding peace in what it had to offer. He enjoyed fishing, bow hunting and gun hunting as his true passions in life and enjoyed doing them alongside his best friends and family.
As a friend Mathew has provided comfort, loyalty, humor and companionship to hundreds if not thousands of people. No matter the struggles he was going through in his life he would always have time to listen to his friends and give them someone to complain to and help them find a way though it.
As a man Mathew always did what he had to do to provide for his family. He was one of the hardest workers anyone will have met and much more intelligent than he ever gave himself credit for. The love of his life describes what they had found as once in a lifetime, and a man like Mathew only comes around once in a lifetime.
A memorial service will be held at 12 noon on Saturday, April 22, 2017 at the Dunlap Memorial Home in Fort Atkinson. Visitation will be from 10 a.m. on Saturday at the memorial home until time of service. Following the service there will be a celebration of Mathew’s life at the Masonic Center, 617 Masonic Blvd. in Jefferson.
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