VERONA—Roberta H. “Berta” Miller, age 81, of Verona, Wis., died on Sunday, March 11, 2018, at Four Winds Manor.
She was born Feb. 12, 1937, in Fitchburg, Wis., to Edwin “Glenn” and Virginia (Haight) Osmundsen. She was a U.S. Navy veteran during the Korean War. She married Robert E. Miller on April 9, 1960, at Luther Memorial Church in Madison, Wis. She was a nurse’s assistant at the VA Hospital and later worked in home health caring for the elderly. Berta was a foster parent to 11 infants. She contributed to the official seal design for Dane County after winning a contest around 1954.
She loved to fish and trips to the north woods, flower gardening, and reading. When she lost her sight to macular degeneration, she then turned to audio books. Most of all, she loved spending time with her family, and her grandchildren.
Grandma, “we will remember your grilled cheese, French toast, peanut M&M’s, and Diet 7-Up, campfires, taking walks and camping in the front yard”.
She was a member of St. James Lutheran Church in Verona, and of its Women of ELCA. She was also a member of its choir. She made homemade pies for the church bazaar for many years.
Survivors include her husband, Robert of Verona; her children, Ronald (Joanne) Miller of Richland Center, Robin (Jeff) Paske of Blue Mounds, Robert (Kari) Miller and Roland “Ed” (Rita) Miller, both of Belleville; nine grandchildren; five great-grandchildren; four sisters, Mona Scott of Stoughton, Karen (Dale) Ihm of Balsam Lake, Sharon (Marlin) Lehmann of Madison, and Gail (Bob) Lehmann of Sparta; nieces, nephews, other relatives and friends.
She was preceded in death by her parents; sister, Elizabeth (Paul) Brantmeyer; brother, Monty Osmundsen; a brother-in-law, Orville Scott; and her father and mother-in-law, Russell and Gladys Miller.
Memorial services will be at 11 a.m. on Friday, March 16, 2018, at ST. JAMES LUTHERAN CHURCH, 427 S. Main St., Verona, Wis., with the Rev. Dr. Kurt Billings officiating. A gathering with family and friends will be from 10 a.m. until 10:50 a.m. on Friday at ST. JAMES LUTHERAN CHURCH. The Ellestad Camacho Funeral Home, 500 N. 8th St., Mount Horeb, Wis., is serving the family. We’ll be looking at the moon, Grandma.
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