THE CITY REBORN FROM THE ASHES OF AMERICA'S MOST DISASTROUS FOREST FIRE
Barbara A. Miller
Issue Date: October 25, 2017
Barbara Annette (Johnson) Miller, 74, of Marinette, passed away Wednesday afternoon, Oct. 18, 2017 at Bay Area Medical Center, surrounded by family.
Born April 22, 1943 in Charleston, S.C., to Alvin and Florence (Heck) Johnson, she lived in Minneapolis, Mn. from 1961 to 1970 before moving to Marinette. While in Minneapolis, she attended Augsburg Lutheran College from 1961 to 1964, studying English, Art and Biology.
She married Dan Miller of Marinette on Nov. 30, 1985 and was a devoted mother to her children, Anton Alvin Bommersbach and Barbara Ann (Bommersbach) Karnopp.
She worked for Avon Corporation, as a Social Worker with Social Services, a Pharmacist Assistant at Lundgren's Pharmacy, an Executive Assistant at Lutheran Brotherhood, a Marketing Specialist and Corporate Treasurer-Secretary at The Ansul Co. and in the Advertising Department at the EagleHerald.
A longtime Marinette resident, she was an active member of First Trinity Lutheran Church where she sang with the choir, played piano for Sunday School, Junior Choir and special occasions and taught Sunday School for over 35 years. She also belonged to ARTWORKS, a local group of artists that met to discuss current art topics and was a member of Marinette Business Woman's Organization.
She enjoyed traveling, motorcycle riding, music, dancing with her husband, horseback riding, painting and playing the piano. She was a special woman to all.
She is survived by her husband, Dan; two children, Anton (Pam) Bommersbach and Barb (Paul) Karnopp; three step-children, Kelly (Tim) (Miller) Paidl, Eric Miller (fiancé, Jessy Drum) and Adam (Crystal) Miller; 14 grandchildren and many other family members; friends and neighbors.
Including her parents, she was preceded in death by a sister, Marilyn (Johnson) Martin.
Visitation was held at First Trinity Lutheran Church in Marinette on Sunday, Oct. 22 from 1 p.m. until time of a Memorial Service at 4 p.m. Rev. Christian Eisenbeis officiated, followed by a meal. Monetary gifts in her memory can be made to Rainbow House or Bay Area Pregnancy Services, Inc. Hansen Onion Martell Funeral Home of Marinette assisted the family with arrangements.