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Violet Christine Miller

October 16, 1932June 3, 2018
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Miller, Violet Christine

Of St. Clair Shores, MI; Born October 16, 1932; Died June 3, 2018.

Cherished and beloved wife of 64 years of James C. Miller, Devoted mother of Susan, Lori and Tim (Meg); Adored grandmother of Michael (Ericka), Marcus, Marissa, Caitlin (Justin), Miles, Martin, Matthias, Mary Elizabeth, and “extra” granddaughter Brittany; Loving GiGi of Jude and Harper; Dear sister of Ronald Taepke, Judith Zado, and the late Dennis Taepke. Also survived by many much loved nieces and nephews, cousins and friends, and dear friend, Jane.

In lieu of flowers, the family suggests donations to the church.

Visitation Friday, June 8, 2018 3pm to 8pm. Kaul Funeral Home 28433 Jefferson St. Clair Shores. Funeral Instate Saturday, June 9, 2018 9am until the time of the funeral service at 10am. St. Mark Lutheran Church 26830 W Park St., Roseville. www.kaulfuneralhome.com

  • FAMILY

  • James C. Miller, Husband
  • Devoted mother of Susan, Lori and Tim (Meg); Adored grandmother of Michael (Ericka), Marcus, Marissa, Caitlin (Justin), Miles, Martin, Matthias, Mary Elizabeth, and “extra” granddaughter Brittany; Loving GiGi of Jude and Harper; Dear sister of Ronald Taepke, Judith Zado, and the late Dennis Taepke. Also survived by many much loved nieces and nephews, cousins and friends, and dear friend, Jane.

Services

  • Visitation Friday, June 8, 2018
  • Instate Saturday, June 9, 2018
  • Funeral Service Saturday, June 9, 2018
REMEMBERING

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Brenda Taepke

July 10, 2018

I have some 50 years plus beautiful memories, I loved Vi and Jim, Holidays,vacations,Family outing, Birthdays, Anniversary’s, Weddings, Graduations, Family Reunions, Cousins club, Church, Many wonderful Blessings of Vi and Jim, I love them both sooo much, Gods Blessings xoxxo

Michael Brown

June 15, 2018

There is no specific memory, I'll simply miss Grandma. The many conversations, her personality and lightness, her hopes and (many) worries. She was one of a kind.

Marcus Brown

June 15, 2018

Favorite? Too many. I will say I was blessed to have been able to have spent so much time with her, especially these past few years. I loved that she never stopped pulling for me, she was my champion. Even right before the end, where she, in true, gentle Violet Miller fashion , let the Nice Mover Man know I was looking for a job (she was always so worried about that) and that I'd be a great fit. She was the best Partner in Crime. Love you Gramdma

Pam Schafer

June 15, 2018

When I think of Aunt Vi, I think of laughter, compassion, love, family, acceptance, joy and a HUGE smile. The years of camping when we were all little and especially the Trebesch Family Reunions. Singing around the campfire, making pizza and sausages and eating too much corn on the cob. She was always in the middle of the action. The one thing that will stand out for me is the Love her and Uncle Jim had for each other. 64 years is a long time to be with someone and you could always tell, that was were they wanted to be. They set an example for the rest of us to live up to.

Ericka Rivera-Brown

June 12, 2018

I just remember that g-ma was a very warm person. She accepted me in as a grandchild like I was there all along. She recognized things that were important to me and was a great example of being strong, but also being kind. She was also hilarious. When in doubt deny deny☺️. She was loving and kept her family together. I admire her for that trait most of all. She will be missed.

Caitlin Johnson

June 11, 2018

I have so many memories of Gram. Countless really. She always told it as it was, like our family motto suggests 'swiftly; harshly'. Gram would always do anything for any of us. I remember when I was young my favorite Christmas ever was the one we all stayed super super late watching OLD movies. Grammy loved Christmas, she loved it anytime we were all together. Two Christmases ago I brought over Watch yo Mouth (a game where you put a weird mouth piece in and try and say phrases) to relive our Win, Lose, or Draw days and Gram's teeth fell out when it was her turn. I think she almost peed her pants! I know all of us did. As a child I will always remember going to visit Gram and Pa in golf shores. And anytime we went over to their house getting off the freeway at the big M, and getting in trouble with Marcus and Mike. Jude and Harper are so lucky to have had many years with their GiGi and they will always remember how kind she was....and how she let them get away with everything! And of course their little bin of toys she insisted on having for them! The love she had for all of us and the amazing love her and Pa had for one another will always inspire me to live my best life. I love you Gram

Brenda Taepke

June 11, 2018

Vi and I go back along way,Camping, Birthdays,Graduations,reunions,wWeddings, Anniversaries,Babies,much more, one of my favs was Cousins club,, what great great Memories, I love you Vi and Jim xoxxo Blessings

Sherri Dohn- Spencer

June 11, 2018

One thing I will never forget we were sitting by the fire at a reunion. Chatting and Aunt Vi said to me. Remember family is always family. They will talk about you; not tell the whole truth about circumstances, but we all will back you because we are family. 1981. She blessed my heart with her unjudgmental words.

Brenda Taepke

June 11, 2018

Gail Opper

June 10, 2018

I remember Vi’s love of laughter. Way back in the early 50’s, I remember her singing “My God and I” at Grandpa and Grandma Trebesch’s 50th wedding anniversary service. Most of all, I remember when she had a crush on Dominic who lived across the street from Aunt Louise Dohn. She and Dominic and my sister Lois came driving up in Dominic’s “cool” car. Funny how some memories leave lasting impressions. I know you miss Vi, Jim and Family. Our sincerest sympathy.

Biography

Miller, Violet Christine of St. Clair Shores, MI; Born October 16, 1932; Died June 3, 2018.

Cherished and beloved wife of 64 years of James C. Miller, Devoted mother of Susan, Lori and Tim (Meg); Adored grandmother of Michael (Ericka), Marcus, Marissa, Caitlin (Justin), Miles, Martin, Matthias, Mary Elizabeth, and “extra” granddaughter Brittany; Loving GiGi of Jude and Harper; Dear sister of Ronald Taepke, Judith Zado, and the late Dennis Taepke. Also survived by many much loved nieces and nephews, cousins and friends, and dear friend, Jane.

In lieu of flowers, the family suggests donations to the church.

Visitation Friday, June 8, 2018 3pm to 8pm. Kaul Funeral Home 28433 Jefferson St. Clair Shores. Funeral Instate Saturday, June 9, 2018 9am until the time of the funeral service at 10am. St. Mark Lutheran Church 26830 W Park St., Roseville. www.kaulfuneralhome.com