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Karl E. Miller joined his Lord on Nov. 8, 2013.

Karl is survived by his loving wife of 54 years, Evelyn (Reed); and his four children, Karla (Dean) Lederhaus, Kurtis (Karen) Miller, Kyle (Linda) Miller, Krystal (Tom Preston) Miller; and seven grandchildren.

Karl was born Oct. 10, 1937, to Kenneth and Gertrude (Heiden) Miller in Freeport, Ill.

Karl received his BS from Monmouth College and his Masters from University of Northern Iowa.

He retired from teaching chemistry at Main Township High Schools and William Rainey Harper College in 1990.

Karl’s second career was as resort owner and operator. In 1988, he and Evelyn bought Rustic Acres Resort in Three Lakes, Wis. By 1990, they were hooked by all the Northwoods has to offer and they made Three Lakes their permanent home.

Karl loved being on the water, in either its liquid or solid state. He was an avid fisherman, and he and Evelyn enjoyed cruising the chain in the pontoon and snowmobiling together.

Karl’s second love was golf. When he wasn’t busy playing golf, he ran both Senior Golf Leagues at Big Stone Golf Course in Three Lakes.

As much as Karl and Evelyn appreciated the Northwoods, they became snow­birds in Bullhead City, Ariz. There, Karl did what he loved best, spending time with Evelyn and playing golf four days a week.

He was also an associate member of St. John’s Evangelical Church of the Valley in Fort Mohave, Ariz.

Karl’s faith was a guiding principle in his life. He was an Elder and the Treasurer at Grace Lutheran Church in Three Lakes, often filling in when pastors were absent. His presence will be missed.

A celebration of Karl’s life will be held on Saturday, Nov. 16, 2013, at Grace Lutheran Church in Three Lakes, starting with a visitation at 9:30 a.m. and memorial service following at 11 a.m.

In lieu of flowers, memorials can be made to Grace Lutheran Church in Three Lakes or the American Cancer Society.


Tuesday, November 12, 2013 12:01 PM


0 #1 2013-11-16 10:13
Enjoyed lots golf with Karl at Desert Lakes in Arizona- he will be dearly missed by many in Bullhead City. Glenna and I send our thoughts to Evelyn and the family.

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