CROSSLAKE -- Charles 'Chuck' Miller, 77, Crosslake, died Thursday, March 4, 2004, following a courageous battle with cancer. Funeral services will be Monday, March 8, 2004, at 11 a.m. at Immaculate Heart Church in Crosslake with Father Dennis Hoffman officiating. Burial will be in Pinewood Cemetery in Crosslake with military honors provided by the Crosslake American Legion Post No. 500. The family will receive friends from 2-5 p.m. on Sunday at the Brenny Funeral Chapel in Crosslake where parish prayers will be at 3 p.m. and the Knights of Columbus will recite the rosary at 4 p.m.
Chuck Miller was born on July 28, 1926, in Chicago, son of the late Leo and Wilma (Sass) Miller. He attended Chicago schools and entered the U.S. Army during WW II. Following his honorable discharge, he attended the Chicago Academy of Arts, and worked as a commercial artist in Chicago for 30 years. He was united in marriage to Bettie Karzis on June 26, 1948. They moved to Crosslake in 1978 where he enjoyed his second vocation as a locksmith. He volunteered for the city of Crosslake serving on the Planning and Zonign Commission. He was then elected to the Crosslake City Council for 16 years where he served continuously until the time of his death. He was a member of Immaculate Heart Catholic Church, Knights of Columbus and the American Legion. He enjoyed jigsaw puzzles, local wildlife, golfing, artwork and gardening. In lieu of flowers, memorials to the Immaculate Heart Church Building Fund are preferred. Arrangements have been entrusted to the Brenny Funeral Chapel in Crosslake.
Chuck is survived by his wife, Bettie; and five daughters, Regina (Steve) Kalbach of Chicago, Nancy (Dale) Hathaway, of Crosslake, Suzanne Miller of Crosslake, Mary (Tony) Fraser, of Crosslake, Charlene Nelson, of Crosslake; 11 grandchildren; and four great-grandchildren. He was preceded in death by his parents and one brother.
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