Rae M. Miller, 85, Marengo, died Sunday, Jan. 26, 2014, at JourneyCare Hospice Inpatient Care Unit, Woodstock surrounded by her loving family.
She was born Feb. 17, 1928, to Andrew and Margaret (Rieber) Miller in Chicago.
She worked as an accountant for Field Container in Elk Grove for 15 years and took early retirement in June 1977, moving to Manitowish Waters, Wis., with her dear and cherished friend Irene Polka. After Irene died, Rae relocated to Marengo. She then worked at Northrop Grumman, Rolling Meadows. She retired for the second time Feb. 26, 1993.
She loved God, her family, friends and life. She loved the beautiful Northwoods and all the animals that passed through. She enjoyed playing cards, a good game of golf, bowling and cheering for the Cubs and Bears. She could cut a rug on the dance floor (thanks to her mom and dad being ballroom medalists). Family gatherings meant the most to her, and she considered all her nieces and nephews to be her children. She loved family parties. She was loved by all and will be deeply missed.
Survivors include her loving and devoted sister, Andrea (Ken) Chapman; a brother-in-law, Bob Cenar; her nieces and nephews, Andrea (Sig) Doerdelmann, Carlene (Marty) Bauwens, Kristy (Michael) Wallin, Chad (Diana) Warner, Karen (Jim) Wellhausen, Dian Cenar, Lori (Paul) Trost, Christopher Chapman, Erin Wallin, Lucas Wallin, Megan Doerdelmann, Ken Doerdelmann, Emily Bauwens, Amanda Bauwens, Jessica Bauwens, Jamie Wellhausen, James D. Wellhausen, Jackie Wellhausen, Melissa Karr, Andy Warner and Holly Warner; as well as many extended family and friends.
She was preceded in death by her parents; two sisters, Diane Warner and Carolyn Cenar; and a nephew, Bob Cenar.
A memorial gathering and Mass in celebration of her life were held Jan. 31 at St. Mary Catholic Church. All other services were private.
Memorials can be made to JourneyCare Hospice, 405 Lake Zurich Road, Barrington, IL 60010.