Joseph A. Miller

Joseph Anthony Miller, 66, of Fond du Lac, was called home to the Lord on Thursday, July 15, 2021 following an acute heart attack at his home. He was born on March 7, 1955, to Joseph and Shirley Miller in Fond du Lac.

Joe graduated from L.P. Goodrich High School in 1973.  Following high school, Joe went to work with his Uncle Matt at Somerville Pipeline then for his father at Rosenthal Construction. He went on to Barber Styling School in Green Bay to attain his Master Barber degree in 1982.  In September of 1985, Joe opened Joseph Anthony’s Hairstyling Salon on Main Street in Fond du Lac. Over the years, many of Joe’s customers became his good friends. 

Joe loved deer hunting and fishing, watching football (especially the Packers), golfing (4 hole-in-ones), pickleball, walking, and biking.  Joe loved his family dearly, just as much as they loved him.  Above all else, Joe enjoyed time with family, never missing a Sunday dinner, a good golf game, or the annual trip to the family cottage in Tomahawk.  With too many accomplishments to list, some of Joe’s proudest accomplishments include boxing welterweight champion, founder of Walleyes for Tomorrow, participating in the Birkebeiner, and competing in many professional fishing tournaments (PWT, NAWA).  Joe also had a beekeeping farm with his grandpa Miller called Sonny’s Honey.

Joe is survived by his parents, Joseph and Shirley; his brother, Jerome (Sherry) Miller; his sister, Joanie (Tom) Walentoski; nieces and nephews, Melissa (Todd) Rusch, Tony (Tami Kurtz) Miller, Jerome Miller, Joseph (Natalie) Walentoski and Kathryn (fiancé Zach LePoidevin) Walentoski; aunts, uncles, cousins, other relatives and many friends.

He was preceded in death by his grandparents, Dr. Joseph and Viola Miller, Anton and Loretta Rafenstein and nephew Letdel Briggs.

Services: Joe’s family will receive relatives and friends on Wednesday, July 21, 2021 from 2:00 to 4:45 PM at Zacherl Funeral Home, 875 E. Division Street in Fond du Lac. A Liturgy of the Word will be held at 5:00 PM at the funeral home. Cremation has taken place.

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