Julie Ann Miller was most fulfilled when she was surrounded by her family. As a dedicated mother, wife, and friend, she spent her days finding ways to make her loved ones happy, never ceasing to put smiles on the faces of her children, her husband, and her dear friends. A hard worker driven by compassion and kindness, Julie has taught us many important lessons during her time with us.
The 1960s were an important time in America, when the “age of youth” resulted in revolutionary ways of thinking as American culture shifted away from the more conservative decade of the 1950s. This was also an important time for the Dzwonkowski family, as they happily welcomed the birth of a baby girl into their family, a daughter they named Julie. She was born on December 17, 1963, in Milwaukee, Wisconsin, to Paul William Dzwonkowski and Jacqueline Joy (Beese) Dzwonkowski.
Julie’s father worked at a foundry in Milwaukee, and her mother was a homemaker. She enjoyed a playful childhood, learning at a young age the importance of family and togetherness. She grew up with six siblings, Pam, Doug, Debbie, Laurie, Paul, and Kathy. There was always someone to play games with or galavant around town with, and family memories were some of Julie’s fondest. These were values she would eventually go on to share with her children and grandchildren, as well.
As she grew up on Milwaukee’s south side, Julie was constantly full of ideas. Although she decided to stop attending school when she was young, Julie decided later to go back into her education, earning her credentials as a Certified Restaurant Manager. She was very dedicated to her work, and knew how to get a job done. It was not unlike Julie to take on many projects at once, and her ambition made her a reliable person and friend.
Family was always the most important part of life to Julie, so when she met Jerone “Jerry” Anthony Miller, she knew he would eventually play a vital role in her future. The couple fell quickly in love, and were married on July 31, 1982. On their way to get married, their marriage license blew away and Jerry had to run down the street after it! Julie and Jerone began a beautiful life together, making the best of any situation they ended up in.
It wasn’t long before their family would grow, with the births of Steven in 1982, Rachel in 1982, Jerone “Jay” Jr. in 1985, and Daniel in 1988. As a mother, Julie worked hard to take care of her children, always letting them know how important they were to her and giving them constant reminders of her love for them. To support their family, Julie worked at Potowotomi Casino in the food service and buffet area, while Jerone worked for a Milwaukee printing company.
Julie was delighted at even further additions to the family, with the births of her grandchildren Scott, Jacquelin, Rachelle, Donald, and Clara. It was easy to see that she loved her grandchildren dearly and always wanted the best for them.
Unfortunately, Julie Ann Miller died unexpectedly at her home on January 8, 2010, at age 46. Although it is difficult to understand how such a loving and compassionate person be taken so quickly, reassurance can be found in the years of love and kindness that Julie shared with us. She will be so deeply missed.
Beloved wife of Jerone Miller, Sr., Loving mother of Steve (Lora), Rachel, Jerone, Jr., and Daniel Miller. Adoring grandmother of Scott, Jacquelin, Rachelle, Donald, and Clara Miller. Dear sister of Pam (Bob), Doug (Janet), Debbie, Paul (Julie). Laurie (Dwight), and Kathy (Michael Jr.). Further survived by other relatives and friends. Visitation Tues. Jan. 19, 2010 at Suminski Family Funeral Homes from 11 AM until time of the Memorial Service at 12:00 Noon, 2486 S. Kinnickinnic Avenue, 414-744-5156. Please visit Julie’s memory page at www.lifestorynet.com to sign her online guest book or to share a memory or photograph.