Beatrice Miller

Beatrice L. “Bea” Miller, 87, of La Crescent, Minn., passed away at her home on Monday, Dec. 17, 2012.

She was born in La Crosse, Wis. on Sept. 15, 1925 to John and Minnie (Strasser) Weiland. She married Martin “Marty” Miller at Holy Trinity Catholic Church in La Crosse on April 20, 1948.

In addition to her husband,  Marty of 64 years, she is survived by her children:  Sue Miller, Sachse, Texas; Kathy (Rich) Peterson, La Crescent; John (Rose) Miller, Brownsville; Jean (Dave) Klinski, Caledonia; Judy (Jerry) Storlie, La Crescent and Jane Miller, La Crescent; her grandchildren: Jason, Justin and Jeff Storlie, Jen Conroy, Nathan, Jacob, Michael, and Aleisa Klinski, Rebecca Sharbono, Adam Peterson, Nicole Miller, and Christine Novak; her great-grandchildren: Jackson, Colton, Mason and  Jillian Conroy, Addica and Jude Sharbono, Kora Miller, Lilly and  Morgan Novak and  Imani and Isaiah Peterson; sister, Rita Weiland; brother John (Carol) Weiland; sister-in-law Dorothy Weiland; brothers-in-law Norbert (Rita) Miller, Mac (Theresa) Miller, Harold (Monica) Miller, Conrad Miller and Albert Miller; sisters-in-law, Mildred Miller, Gertrude (Walter) Miller and Lucille (John) Petersen.

She was preceded in death by her parents, brothers and sisters, Rose Oliver, Eleanor Schild, Edward Weiland, Robert Weiland and Rueben Weiland and one grandson, Shane Miller.

A Mass of Christian Burial will be held at 9 a.m. on Saturday, Dec. 22, 2012 at the Church of the Crucifixion in La Crescent.  Rev. Gregory Havel will officiate. Burial will follow in the Crucifixion Cemetery, La Crescent. Friends may call on the family Friday evening from 3 until 6 p.m. at the Schumacher-Kish Funeral Home of La Crescent, 111 South Oak St. Online guestbook is available at