Bryan Scott Miller, 68, passed away Thursday, December 8, 2022, unexpectedly, but peacefully at his home following struggles with poor cardiac health in his later years. He was born on August 22, 1954, in Oshkosh to Lawrence and Elizabeth (Luft) Miller.
Bryan graduated in 1972 and enlisted in the U.S. Marine Corps. Bryan’s duties at the Washington Naval Yard included protecting then President Nixon and foreign dignitaries. He honorably completed active duty in 1974 and reserve duty in 1978.
Bryan put his love of bowling to good use as the proprietor of Northside Lanes in Green Bay from 1980 to 1985. Subsequently, he worked for the city of Green Bay and Mau and Associates as a land surveyor. Bryan finished his career as a piping and pressure vessel inspector on the North Slope of Alaska in Prudhoe Bay, where his duties included performing nondestructive testing inspections for integrity assessments.
In his retirement, Bryan enjoyed having regular luncheons with friends. Bryan’s other passions included going for motorcycle rides, visits to the hobby store and building airplanes. More than anything, he enjoyed being with family. He was fortunate to coach Jill’s and Ben’s basketball teams at St. Bernard during their elementary years, and cherished times spent watching his grandchildren’s music concerts and sporting events, many different holiday, birthday and family gatherings, and hanging out next to Katie’s pool while helping her maintain it.
Bryan is survived by three children, Katherine (Marcus) Koehl, Green Bay; Jill Miller (Joseph Ruff II), Dubuque, IA; Benjamin (Angelica) Miller, De Pere; eight grandchildren, Macy Gilson, Hatty Koehl, Jordy Koehl, Layla Cagney, Joseph Ruff III, Benjamin Miller Jr., Chase Miller, and Lucy Miller; his former wife of 20 years, Paula Vanden Heuvel; brothers, Tom (Cathie), Mike, and Brad Miller; sisters, Darlene Laus, Lou Ann (Bob) Ochiltree, Sandy (Bill) Farmer, Lynn Simons, and Pam (Dan) Keck; nieces and nephews.
He was preceded in death by his parents, Lawrence and Elizabeth Miller, and a brother-in-law, Larry Laus.
There will be a time of gathering and sharing of memories from 2:00 to 5:00 p.m. Wednesday 12/14/22 at Proko-Wall Funeral Home, 1630 E. Mason St, Green Bay. The visitation will conclude with Full Military Honors led by his fellow Marines at 5:00 p.m. Wednesday. To send online condolences visit www.prokowall.com.