William Leo Miner, of Edgerton, passed away Sunday, January 29, 2017, in Naples, Fl., surrounded by loved ones. William "Bill" Miner was born July 16, 1943, in Shawneetown, IL, the first son of Henry Glen Miner and Helen Opal King Miner. He was raised in Ridgeway, IL. Bill attended the University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign, graduating with a degree in Physiology. After college Bill worked for Bristol Myers-Squib as a drug sales representative. After Squib, Bill became an investment broker at Loewi & Company. Bill worked as a broker for over 30 years, retiring from Robert W. Baird & Co., as a Vice President in 2001.
Bill was married to Georgia Stewart Weis Miner, truly the love of his life. Together, they devoted tremendous love and energy to their family. Bill enjoyed his recent years traveling between his beloved summer home on the river in Edgerton, WI and his winter home in Ave Maria, FL. Bill loved the game of golf and enjoyed regular card games with close friends, who knew him fondly as Maj, or the Mayor of Main Street. Bill never met a stranger, and had an uncanny ability to greet people with such warmth and love that they never forgot him. He had a great story telling ability and unique, unforgettable presentation of jokes. Over the years, Bill collected everything from cars to model trains. He never lost his thirst for knowledge and was constantly thinking up new projects to keep him busy and challenged. Bill was a past member of the Janesville Country Club, Toastmasters, Janesville Jaycees, and his bridge and poker groups.
Bill is survived by wife, Georgia Lou Weis Miner, Edgerton, WI, and their children: Kimberlea Miner Jomant, Evansville, IN; Matthew (Jennifer) Miner, Mukwonago, WI; and Stacey Weis (Timothy) Wilson, Indianapolis, IN; grandchildren: Scott Joseph Jomant, Janesville, WI; Matthew Jason Miner and Michael Joseph Miner, Mukwonago, WI; Sydney Rose Wilson and Norah Paige Wilson, Indianapolis, IN; and countless nieces and nephews, great nieces and great nephews--all of whom he loved dearly. He is also survived by his siblings: Joanne Miner, Evansville, IN; Kay (Robert) Williams, Evansville, IN; Janet (Jerry) Lemmons, Fairhope, AL; Linda (Philip) Sebastian, Fuquay Varina, NC; Anita Miner, Evansville, IN; Nancy (Ron) Woolsey, LaPorte, IN; John (Diane) Miner, Eau Claire, MI; and Philip (Kimmy) Miner, Springfield, IL. Bill was preceded in death by his parents.
A Funeral Service will be held at 2:00 p.m. on Saturday, April 15, 2017, at SCHNEIDER FUNERAL HOME & CREMATORY. A visitation will be held on Saturday, from 1:00 to 2:00 p.m. at SCHNEIDER FUNERAL HOME. A Celebration of Bill's Life will follow at Hhffrrrggh Inn.
Bill's family wishes to express their deep gratitude to all family, friends, the staff at NCH Hospital, Naples, and the community of Ave Maria, FL, during this difficult time.
Bill was a generous, loving, and funny man. He will be deeply missed by all whose lives he touched.
You leave us with heavy hearts but will live forever in our memories PaPa.
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