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David James
Miller

 

Click here to view services held for David on Thursday, October 29th, 2020

 

 

  • Memorial Visitation– Thursday Oct 29, 2020 from 4pm – 630pm

    • Heritage Funeral Homes- 9200 S 27th St, Oak Creek

  • Time of Remembrance–  Thursday Oct 29, 2020 at 630pm

    • Heritage Funeral Homes- 9200 S 27th St, Oak Creek

    • For everyone’s safety, we will  be limiting the number of people allowed in the building at one time.  Masks are required to be worn at all times.  We apologize for any inconvenience and thank you for your patience as we navigate this difficult time.

David “Dave” Miller (aka “Millie” “Davie”) passed away October 25th, 2020 at the age of 60. He is survived by his wife, Joni Miller (nee Brzezinski), his parents David and Patricia Miller, sister Deborah Campbell (nee Miller), sister Dawn Langdon (nee Miller)(husband-David Langdon), mother-in-law Connie Nagel, and was preceded in death by his sister Deborah Campbell (nee Miller). David is also survived by nephew Thomas Langdon (wife-Blair Langdon), and nieces Liz Langdon and Elliana Brzezinski. He was best friend to his beloved Labrador retrievers, Dakota and Phoenix (deceased).  Dave was an engineer for the Milwaukee Public School system and retired in 2015.

  • Graduate of Bay View High School, Class of 1977.
  • Dave had a zest for life and a generous spirit. He loved hanging out with friends, sharing jokes and stories over a beer. He was always quick with a joke or to help out a friend.
  • Dave was an avid sports fan, and enjoyed participating in and watching sports with his friends, especially football and baseball.
  • Dave and his family would like to thank the staff of both St. Luke’s and Froedtert Hospitals for their dedication and support during Dave’s final moments.

Below was written by a very good friend and captures Dave’s essence 100%:

How do you say goodbye to someone that has been a true constant in your life for over 45 years? A post on Facebook doesn’t even remotely come close to doing the justice that my friend Dave Miller deserves.

David James John Miller was my best friend, my best man, my quarterback, my sometime life coach, and my biggest cheerleader. He was known by everyone and loved by all.

I was lucky to have known him and to have spent countless hours sitting next to him with Miller Lite in hand reminiscing all of our past glory and all of the amazing times we had…he remembered them all, down to the finest details.

I am better for having known him. Way back when, at the start of high school, a chance meeting and a fast friendship (and the fact that Dave often refused to take no for an answer) most definitely changed the trajectory of my life in the best possible way. He could be very persuasive!

I will miss Dave Miller. I will miss the fact that that whenever we said goodbye, he always gave me a big hug and most times a scruffy kiss on the cheek and said “I love ya man”. And he meant it. I loved him too. He was my true brother from another mother way before that was even a thing.

While lately I didn’t see him that all that often, we stayed in touch and it was always good to hear his voice. Whenever I would call, he would never just say Hello. It was always “What’s Up Vinny?” I will miss that. I miss the miss the comfort of knowing that he is out there if I ever needed him. He was the type of person who would answer any call, grant any favor without complaint, and be there to help at a moment’s notice. He did that for me and he did the same for more people than anyone could possibly count.

Dave Miller was a good man…a friend’s friend to the highest possible degree. I am sad that he is gone. I will miss him dearly and I will think about him often until the day that I die. I will raise a glass in his honor at every opportunity.

Here’s to you Dave Miller. I love you man. Rest in peace.

 

16 Comments

  1. Scott and Marisa Koss October 27, 2020 at 11:24 am - Reply

    Such a shocking and saddening loss for all! Dave was a good friend to so many and always had a hug and hello for us each time we met up. We will miss him! Keeping Joni, his family, and friends in our thoughts and prayers during this most difficult time.

  2. John DeGrace October 27, 2020 at 5:25 pm - Reply

    I WAS ABSOLUTELY SHOCKED WHEN I HEARD OF DAVE’S PASSING. HE WAS A FABULOUS GUY. I HAVE KNOWN HIM FOR CLOSE TO 40 YEARS. HE ALWAYS HAD THE TIME TO HAVE A BEER OR 2 WITH YOU AND SWAP STORIES. ESPECIALLY SOFTBALL STORIES. WE SAW EACH OTHER A LITTLE MORE AFTER HE RETIRED AT COACH’S AND DALE Z’S. GREAT SENSE OF HUMOR. HE WILL TRULY BE MISSED. JONI, I WILL KEEP DAVE, YOU, THE FAMILIES, AND ALL HIS GREAT FRIENDS IN MY THOUGHTS AND PRAYERS. MY DAD IS ALWAYS LOOKING FOR A 4TH IN GOLF. GOD BLESS.

    • Jan and John Urban October 27, 2020 at 7:10 pm - Reply

      Rest In Peace, Davie James! Our hearts go out to family and friends 😘.

  3. Evelyn Krowsky October 27, 2020 at 7:40 pm - Reply

    To Joni, Daves family and his closest friends our hearts go out to each of you.. We have memories from years ago with Dave, trips to football games, the bars we visited, the weddings we all partied at, and many many more. Those times will never be forgotten and hold a special place in our hearts.. May all our friends who have gone to soon be together and having a beer as Dave enjoyed. All our love, Geno & Evelyn Krowsky

  4. Brian Haack October 27, 2020 at 8:36 pm - Reply

    I got to know u pretty well the last 5 years. I knew when I saw u I was gonna have a great conversation (mostly about sports, which I thouroughly enjoyed. Having beers with him Jonie Dumbo and Berto

  5. Greg Nardelli October 27, 2020 at 9:19 pm - Reply

    I remember Dave from Rookies as he would always sit at the corner of the bar with a Miller Lite in hand. He’s the kind of guy if you hadn’t seen him in a while we would pick up like nothing. He was a great guy and I’m still stunned by his passing. In fact I woke up in the middle of the night last night and couldn’t stop thinking that he’s gone. I will not say goodbye but rather say see you later cause I know I’ll get to see my friend again . You were one in a million Millie

  6. Jimmy Corroo October 28, 2020 at 11:09 am - Reply

    Going to miss Davey. When I would see him, he would be so happy to say hi. His zest for life and laugh at a joke or two. R.I.P. Dave … They say the good die youg….

  7. Terry Switalski October 28, 2020 at 11:58 am - Reply

    Our thoughts and prayers are with you and your family. I weht to school with dave. And lived just around the corner three doors the old wallys gas station.

  8. Geri Brusewitz October 28, 2020 at 12:54 pm - Reply

    There are no words to adequately express the shock, sadness and profound loss of a son, brother, husband, uncle and friend. Many prayers go out, hoping to offer some modicum of comfort to all.

  9. Sonia Hass October 28, 2020 at 7:11 pm - Reply

    Dave was a fellow classmate of mine. Many fond memories of our school days together. His passing is a shock. Gone way to soon. God is assembling a great reunion with other classmates who have left us.
    My condolences to his family and many friends.
    RIP Dave. GO REDCATS!

  10. Jim Herro October 28, 2020 at 9:30 pm - Reply

    My time with Millie goes back to kindergarten. We were very good friends. Didn’t see him much after high school but when I did the connection was always there. His picture in this post makes me smile. I’ve been talking to him the last couple of days…laughing and crying. I feel lucky to have known him. Still can’t believe this.

  11. Matt Klopotic October 28, 2020 at 10:54 pm - Reply

    Millie, you were not just a best friend but a ‘Brother” to me and Randy….. There are way to many memories to write here, but there kept in our hearts. How do you say good buy to a buddy you have know for 45 years who was taken so suddenly, you can’t….. Words can’t express the sadness in our hearts that your gone.. So as the three of us always said “Brothers till the end” and we will see you again my friend….. Rest in Peace Millie, you will be deeply missed but not forgotten.

    Love you Bro….

  12. Bob Goodmann October 29, 2020 at 12:29 pm - Reply

    Dave was such a great guy. I met him at Morgandale the three years I taught there and he was always a guy who got it. Conversations were always worth it. After his retirement, I’d run into him out and about and it was like we just had seen each other yesterday. One of the true good guys. He will be missed but certainly never forgotten. My thoughts and prayers go out to all his loved ones. Rest in peace, my friend.

  13. Richard Doxtater October 29, 2020 at 1:05 pm - Reply

    I’ve known Millie since High School, he pitched to me at California Field as a tryout when they were looking for another player. Became great friends and he was my Best Man at my wedding. I have not had the chance to see him much now that I live in AZ, wish i did. I am fortunate like so many others in that i have great memories to look back on. Still shocked but want to wish the family all my best and to all my friends back in Bay View. Gone but not forgotten. Love you RIP

  14. Steve and Jill Saxton October 29, 2020 at 3:10 pm - Reply

    Such a great loss our hearts break for his family and all of us that called him friend. Rest easy my friend.

  15. Dave Braam October 29, 2020 at 4:02 pm - Reply

    I want to express my condolences to Dave’s wife and family. I pray that God will bring you calm and peace at this time of lose. Dave was genuinely a good natured guy. After high school life took us down different paths, but whenever they would cross it was like there hadn’t been any separation. He always had a kind word to offer, and when we parted company I always felt good about running into him. My brother, and nephew would always pass on his hellos, and they were always appreciated. I am sad that he has left us, but he will stay alive in my memories. May he Rest In Peace.

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