Walter “Wally” Miller, age 65, loving husband and father of three children, passed away on Wednesday, October 27, 2021, at Munson Medical Center, Traverse City. He was born on December 26, 1955, in Mt. Clemens, Michigan to Donald and Pauline Miller. Walt married Karen White on October 4, 1980, in Romeo, Michigan.
Walt was a painting contractor for over 40 years. He had many passions, he was an avid hunter. He hunted in many places throughout Michigan. He enjoyed bowling, he participated in many leagues over the years, having three 300 sanctioned games.
He moved his family from Shelby Township, Michigan to Gaylord in 1994 to share his passion for skiing. It was then that he began his many years of working at Treetops Resort. Walt never thought he would be a golfer, but he quickly fell in love with the sport. He also loved going to Canada on his yearly fly-in fishing trips with Karen.
Walt is survived by his wife, Karen of 41 years; his children, daughter Jennifer (Kurt) Miller of Gaylord, MI, son Donald (Meghan) Miller of Baton Rouge, LA, and daughter Suzanne (Trent) Breithaupt of Boyne Falls, MI; grandchildren, Myah, Merrien, Kaylianna, Walter, and Ruby, all of whom he adored. Also, surviving are his two brothers-in-law, Tom, and Dan; sister-in-law Elaine; several aunts, uncles, cousins, nephews, niece, and many friends.
Walt was preceded in death by his parents, Donald, and Pauline Miller.
Condolence messages to the family can be made through the Nelson Funeral Home
A memorial service will be held Thursday, November 4, 2021, at 11:00 a.m. at Nelson Funeral Home and Cremation Service, 135 N. Center Ave., Gaylord, MI 49735. Visitation will begin at 10:00 a.m.