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October 20, 2021

9/28/2021 9:16:00 AM
Miller, Thomas H.

It's hard to say goodbye to a man who was bigger than life. Thomas H. Miller, 87, of Cobb, died on Thursday, September 23, 2021 at Bloomfield HCR following a long illness. He had a long and well-lived life and one that affected many people. Tom was born October 28, 1933 in Gillingham, WI to Jess and Adella (Jansen) Miller. Her served in the U.S. Navy from 1952-1956 and in the Naval Reserves until 1960. Tom married the love of his life and soul-mate, Janel Chaplin on October 1, 1988. Tom owned and operated The Sword and the Stone in Highland until it burned down in 1988. He then worked as a cabinetmaker/wood worker, building many quality products for area homes. He enjoyed riding his Harley with his many friends and was an avid pool player. He loved visiting with family and friends. His children and grandchildren both dreaded and looked forward to his annual singing of Happy Birthday on each of their special day. No one could tell a story like Tom Miller. Rindercilla and her three Sistee Uglers, and Jojo the Dog-face boy were two favorites.

Thomas is survived by his wife, Jan of Cobb; a daughter, Kathy (Roger) Nondorf of Highland; three sons, David Miller of Highland; Jon (Shara) Muller of Maquoketa, IA and Chance Miller of Washington; eight grandchildren, Jamie (Kevin) Garvoille, Jeffrey (Amanda) Nondorf, Emily Miller, Graham Miller, Taylor (Nick Miller) Muller, Conner Muller, Brett Muller and Chance Kraklio; five great grandchildren, Lane, Gavin, Drea, Corbin and Carlee as well as many nieces, nephews and friends and brothers.

He was preceded in death by three siblings, Jack Miller, Mary Lou Riley and Kenny Miller.

In keeping with Tom's wishes, a party to share stories and memories will be held on Saturday, October 16th at the Highland Village Park, beginning at 1:00 P.M. Memorials to the Iowa County Food Pantry would be greatly appreciated. The Lulloff-Peterson-Houck Funeral Home, Dodgeville is serving the family. Online condolences may be made at

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