Traverse City Record-Eagle


May 20, 2014

Alice Lucille Miller

TRAVERSE CITY — Alice Lucille Miller, 84, of Traverse City, passed away peacefully on Saturday, May 17, 2014, at the Munson Hospice House surrounded by her family.

Lucille was born on Oct. 17, 1929, in Garfield Twp., Kalkaska County, to the late August and Goldie (Smith) Lund. She married the late Elton Wayne Miller on Aug. 19, 1948, in South Boardman. Together they raised four wonderful daughters.

Lucille lived in the area for over 65 years on Silver Lake.

She was a longtime member of the Grawn United Methodist Church and started the delicious Swiss Steak Dinner.

Lucille was one of the pioneer members of The Old Engine Show. She was a dedicated ticket taker and was even the Grand Marshall one year. Lucille was a 4-H leader for 20 years, teaching most of the neighborhood to sew.

She was famous for her baking skills, especially her rolls. Sewing was also a talent that she enjoyed. She helped with the costumes at West High School music program. She made quilts for the oncology patients and for the children at the infusion clinic. Bunco, euchre, music and dancing were favorite pastimes for Lucille.

Family and friends were very important to her and she loved spending time with each and every one of them. Her friendly smile, talented baking and quilting skills will be missed by all who knew her.

Surviving Lucille are her daughters, Sue (Keith) Kling, of Appleton, Wis., Ruth (Chuck) Bissell, of Beulah, Mary Grubb and Lois Miller, of Traverse City; grandchildren, Brian (Tracie) Kling, Ben (Gina) Kling, Kelly (Ryan) Lins, Debbie (Mark Maclaine) Homan, Peter (Amanda) Bissell, Scott (Ashley Gerhard) Grubb, Heidi Grubb, Jeremy Rowe and Michael Rowe; 13-and-a-half great-grandchildren; siblings, Elaine Kittle, Victor (Pat) Lund, Dale Lund, Clara (Dan) Porter, Roland (Lorraine) Lund, DeRay (Alice) Lund and Leona Boyden; and nieces, nephews, cousins and friends.

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