William R. Miller, 76, of rural Osco, went to be with his Lord surrounded by his family Tuesday, Oct. 8, 2013, at his home. Funeral services will be held at 10 a.m. Saturday, Oct. 12 at St. John’s Lutheran Church, rural Geneseo. The Rev. Christopher Bushre will officiate. Burial will be in Oakwood Cemetery, Geneseo. A visitation will be from 3 p.m. to 5 p.m. and 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. Friday, Oct. 11 at Stackhouse-Moore Funeral Services, Geneseo. Memorials may be made to St. John’s Lutheran Church, Geneseo, where he was a member.
Bill was born on May 27, 1937, in Geneseo, the son of Ralph. W. and Maxine E. (Lund) Miller. He graduated from Geneseo High School in 1955. He married Shelby J. Betcher on Dec. 1, 1957, in Geneseo. She died on May 2, 2009. He was a lifelong farmer in Osco and Edford Townships. In his early years, he had also worked at Hedman and Anderson Lumber Yard, Geneseo.
Bill enjoyed playing cards, golf, boating, attending auctions, making clocks and other woodworking. He especially enjoyed spending time with his grandchildren and sharing Skittles candies with them and others.
Survivors include four sons, Duane (Barb) Miller of Osco, Terry (Deb) Miller of Orion, Rollin Miller of Osco and Rodney (Theresa) Miller of Osco; 10 grandchildren, Ryan (Michelle) Rasmussen, Brady (Laurie) Rasmussen, Tara Miller, Brian (Amanda) Miller, Lindsey (Alex Gustafson) Miller, Alex Miller, Kyle Miller, Nick Miller, Jacob Miller and Haillie Miller; three great grandchildren, Sydney, Tyler and Nora Rasmussen; sister, Fran (Bill) Westerlund of Orion, and brother, Roger Miller of Geneseo. He was preceded in death by his parents and wife.