Marie Miller

Marie Emilie Miller, 93, of Lansing died peacefully Sunday, November 1, 2020 at Thornton Manor in Lansing. A Graveside Service will be held in the spring.

Marie was born August 15, 1927 to Ture and Julia (Johansson) Toll in Waukegan, IL. She graduated from Waukegan High School and attended nursing school. Marie was a very proud member of the Swedish Glee Club while she lived in Waukegan and Grayslake, IL.

Marie was united in marriage with Merritt Day, Jr. February 14, 1947. They saw much of the USA while Merritt was in the service. They later divorced.

Marie was united in marriage with George Miller July 26, 1969. They moved to Holcombe, WI after George retired, where they golfed, went dancing once a week and Marie was the leader of the Lutheran Church Ladies Auxiliary. She was very active and lived her life to the fullest. She was known to be a “World Famous” shopper and few could keep up with her. After the death of George November 28, 2002, Marie moved to Lansing.

Surviving Marie are her children, Charles “Butch” (Beverly) Day of Delavan, WI, Merritt “Bob” (Mona) Day III of Lansing and Raenelle Russell of Colorado Springs, CO; her step-children, Donna Cuilla of Bristol, WI and Dean Miller of Hudson, FL; 10 grandchildren; 24 great-grandchildren; her brother, Thomas (Betsy) Toll of Surprise, AZ; and many nieces and nephews.

Marie was preceded in death by her two husbands, Merritt Day, Jr. and George Miller; her grandson, Merritt Day IV; her stepson, Dennis Miller; her sister, Elaine “Trudy” Close; her brother, Theodore Toll; and her parents, Ture and Julia Toll.

Thornburg-Grau Funeral Home and Cremation Service of Lansing is assisting the family.

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