Alexander Funeral Home-West Chapel

2100 West Illinois Street, Evansville, IN


Mildred C. Miller

January 21, 1938July 20, 2020

Mildred Clara Miller passed away July 20, 2020. She was born in Evansville, Indiana to John Schuessler and Sophia Wilhelmina Strueh on January 21, 1938. Mildred was a third generation German.

Her first years were spent on the family farm on Hogue Road and she attended Bockelman School. Her family moved to a farm in Gibson County when she was 8 years old.

She graduated from Fort Branch High School in 1955. As she talked about in her later years, she had to get up and milk cows before school, every morning.

Mildred graduated from St. Mary’s School of Nursing where she developed a life time friendship with Mary Becker. She also kept up with her friends from high school. Until her health failed her; they met once a month for breakfast in Fort Branch. She also maintained a friendship with Ray Seib from high school.

During her employment at St. Mary’s after graduation, she was involved in moving the hospital from Columbia Street to Washington Avenue.

In 1958, she met Ted Miller who was stationed at Camp Breckinridge at the time. They were married on January 2, 1960 at St. Lucas UCC in Gibson County.

After her husband’s retirement in 1992; they enjoyed several years of traveling and raising grandchildren. Mildred went back to work at Welborn Hospital and worked in delivery.

She raised 4 children who survive her: Ted Miller, Lori (Tim) Dolletzki, Melissa (Dave) Sexton and Steve (Debbie) Miller. She is also survived by 3 brothers: Bob, Jim and Ed Schuessler, 2 sisters: Wilma Reibold and Evelyn Graper. She is survived by numerous nieces and nephews. She is survived by grandchildren: Andrew Miller, Bryce, Taylor and Mitchel Dolletzki, Ian and Grae Maddox, Teagan (Travis) Wilke and Dayne Sexton Great grandchildren: Autumn and Mylee Maddox, Lydia and Brooks Dolletzki, Ethan and Maddy Sanford, Avery and Alivia Wilke. Her parents John and Sophia Schuessler preceded her in death as did her brother Art Schuessler and her sister Marcella Winstead.

A private family Funeral Service will be held Thursday, July 23, 2020 at Alexander West Chapel. A live-stream of the funeral service will begin at 9:50 a.m. at www.facebook.com/funeralstreamusa. There will be a Celebration of Life Service held at a later date.

Memorial contributions may be made to The Foundation for Peripheral Neuropathy, 485 Half Day Rd. Suite 350, Buffalo Grove, IL 60089.

Condolences may be offered at www.AlexanderWestChapel.com.



  • The Funeral Service will be livestreamed at www.facebook.com/FuneralStreamUSA

    Thursday, July 23, 2020

  • Private Family Services

    Thursday, July 23, 2020


  • A Celebration of Life Service will be held at a later date.


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Ray Seib

July 23, 2020

Mildred was a very special person. We were Christmas card friends, many of 69 years. Later years, time spent at New Harmony, walking along the Wabash River reminiscing of "the good old days, of school, of growing up and talking of our families", was good for both of us. Mildred was a very special friend to me and I will always remember her. Ray

Donna Potts

July 23, 2020

Too many memories to list. I enjoyed visiting Aunt Millie and Missy while I was at ISUE, eating delicious bologna sandwiches! I thank Teddy, again, for bringing Aunt Millie to the activity center to watch my granddaughter, Desie, dance!! Our thoughts and prayers are with all of you at this time of sorrow! Donna, Doug, Deidra, Dustin, Derrick, Jamie, Delanie, and Desie.

Nancy Lewis

July 22, 2020

This is Nancy, her hairdresser. I always enjoyed your mom at her appointment. She always had me laughing. I enjoyed the story she told me how she met your dad. She was a hard worker. Will miss her!!

Judith Fiddick

July 22, 2020

Sending sympathy to family of my Fort Branch classmate, Mildred Miller. Remembering her with many good memories. You are in my thoughts.


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