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James Paul Miller

April 28, 1964 - October 7, 2021
Krause Funeral Home New Berlin
12401 West National Avenue
New Berlin, WI 53151
Friday 10/22, 4:00 pm - 7:00 pm
Blessed Sacrament Catholic Church
3100 South 41st Street
Milwaukee, WI 53215
Saturday 10/23, 10:00 am - 11:00 am
Blessed Sacrament Catholic Church
3100 South 41st Street
Milwaukee, WI 53215
Saturday 10/23, 11:30 am

Born in Burlington, WI, on April 28, 1964, and to Eternal Life on October 7, 2021, in Milwaukee, WI. Jim was a loving husband to Susan Miller (Krey) and devoted father to Jacob Brushafer (Stephanie), Amanda Potratz (Matthew), Jenna, and Katrina, and grandpa to Zoey and Z.V. Jim is survived by his wife, children, hisContinue Reading

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andrew ruess left a message on May 3, 2023:
i may not have known you long but i was honored to get to know you at all. you were taken to early from us and for that i am sad, but i will not cry for you mainly because i know you'd punch me in the arm and say I'm not gone I'm always with you. i miss you dearly, and i know I'm not the only one. but i think of you every day, i think back to the conversations we would have at the haunt and how happy you were two share your stories with anyone who would listen and i was always sitting at the edge of my seat hanging on to every word.i found great joy in watching you in the trail and watching how you found what worked and what didn't in your scene. you were like a brother and father to me and i love and miss you everyday. if i had one wish it would be to watch you run through your routine one last time. i love you brother Andrew aka no name
Stephanie Gorlewski left a message on October 25, 2021:
Jim was a fun loving person who accepted all, including me. He encouraged me and Jake to get engaged and was a person who could joke or be serious but that you could really talk to. I want to be a better person to honor the spirt of my late father-in-law, who reached out to so many... I wish we could have chatted before your passing of Covid to discuss the song by Wet Leg, "Chaise Lounge". I think you would have gotten a kick out of it and we would have laughed about it for a while. I will deeply miss the banther back and forth. RIP your daughter-in-law Stephanie.
Patricia MellerRadke left a message on October 23, 2021:
In memory of James Paul Miller, Patricia MellerRadke lit a candle
Kelly Hofman left a message on October 20, 2021:
Jim was such a great friend and always ready to help if he could. My late husband, Neil, always said how much he appreciated having Jim as a friend. He would stop by later at night and have a couple of drinks with us. His joking manner was something we looked forward to. It is with my deepest condolences when I say, how sorry I am for your loss of such a wonderful man.
Jake Brushafer left a message on October 19, 2021:
Jim was always willing to give you a helping hand and if you needed help with a project he would show up with just about any tool he thought might be needed for the job. Some of my most recent memories with Jim are of him helping me with a custom frame and helping me install some mirrors. He would take the time to explain what needed to be done and why so that in the future you could do it on your own. Some of my early memories are coming home from school to Hotel California by the Eagles blaring and Jim inside playing his air guitar. I learned a lot of family values from Jim and how to work hard and take care of my family and for that I say thank you. Though we may of had different thoughts on things at least you were willing to listen to both sides. Jim will be deeply missed but we can keep his sprit alive with the things he thought us and pass them along to the next generation. Love Jake and Stephanie.
Peace of mind is a call away. We’re here when you need us most.
Sue and Bob Riley left a message on October 19, 2021:
Many fine memories of Jim coming to our home and visiting with our son Paul. Always a gentleman and we enjoyed his company. Our prayers are with his family Dan s as of grandma and grandpa Miller. Peace Sue and Bob Riley
Jimmetta left a message on October 17, 2021:
To the Miller family, I am very sorry for your loss and know that Jim will be watching over all of you.
Johnny E Miller left a message on October 14, 2021:
Jim was a great shipmate never shirked a job worked hard and steady! Proud to serve with you brother! Prayers to family and all he touched . JE .God Bless!
Johnny E miller left a message on October 14, 2021:
We served in va-12 82-86 last of the world famous flying Ubangi's. Fair winds and following seas.
Valery Jean Meyer left a message on October 14, 2021:
Sue and family, while I knew him mostly through you and Jenna, I know how much of a loss this is to you all. I have know you for quite a while and I understand your loss. I hope the hurt heals as the good times of your life give you comfort.
Karen & Blaise Mahoney left a message on October 14, 2021:
Dick, Terry and Dan, We are so very sorry for your loss. We are praying for Jim and your whole family.
Bobbi Witherow left a message on October 13, 2021:
I'm sorry for your loss. But I remember you coming into the office showing your sunburn from riding on the back of his bike. Keep those memories, look back at them, smile and laugh. He is.
Sheila S. left a message on October 13, 2021:
Extending my deepest sympathies to you and your family. I had the pleasure of working with Jim ~ he was a kind, funny man and always had many stores to tell. He loved his family dearly. He will be missed by many.
Mark & Michelle Gabriel left a message on October 13, 2021:
Praying for you all now. May you find comfort in the words of Jesus: "I am the Resurrection and the life, he who believes in me will live, even though he die ...
Sam Marjanov left a message on October 13, 2021:
In memory of James Paul Miller, Sam Marjanov lit a candle
Magdaleno Villegas left a message on October 13, 2021:
My deepest condolences to you and your family Dan.
Amy Van Ruden left a message on October 13, 2021:
Jim you brought light wherever there was darkness. The world is a little dimmer now. May your memory and all the lessons you've taught never be forgotten and in doing so let your spirit continue to shine light wherever life leads. I will miss your generous, caring, funny, and playful nature. I took my first bike trip with you and our friends. I will never forget those days. Even though my cat broke down you made sure we had a great time! Goodbye Jim
Ana Magana left a message on October 13, 2021:
Thank you for always being so kind and welcoming💗
Pete Bauman left a message on October 13, 2021:
Jim was a good man. Thanks for your service to the country Jim. My sincere condolences to your family.
Claudine Jackson left a message on October 13, 2021:
Jim Miller was a humble amazing guy. I'm going to miss his hugs and Positive Energy. The World has loss a great man. Until I see you again, I Love You Jim 🕊
Peace of mind is a call away. We’re here when you need us most.
Patricia Bartz left a message on October 13, 2021:
In memory of James Paul Miller, Patricia Bartz lit a candle
Dave McIlheran left a message on October 12, 2021:
So sorry for your loss Dan.
Reeny & John Mulcahy left a message on October 12, 2021:
Dan, I’m so very sorry for the loss of your dear brother, Jim. I completely trust that his departed soul is in the best of hands or on that exciting journey and yet I pray for him as well as all grieving family members. Although we can never escape the pain of grieving, my greatest comfort in losing family members came not only from the many thoughtful prayers said on heir behalf, but also focusing on a very hopeful and inspirational image of them being personally welcomed into the loving embrace of Jesus. I pray that this soothes your broken heart as well! God bless you, Reeny and John
Peggy Saindon left a message on October 12, 2021:
Dan, praying for the repose of your brother's soul. May he rest in Christ's peace. +
Fr Godwin left a message on October 12, 2021:
Hello Jim you fought a good fight, you kept the faith, a crown of victory, excellency and glory awaits you in heaven. A man of integrity with an impeccable character, a leader per excellence, a Catholic in word and deed, a philanthropist by all standards. I , Fr Godwin Tumuhairwe from Uganda am so grateful to God for having sent you a clip of my prayer with a blessing slightly before you breathed the last. May you rest in eternal peace.
Olivia Buenrostro-Soto left a message on October 12, 2021:
Jim we had become good friends. Your easy going and giving personality light up the room. Our ride from Washington DC allowed us time to get to know our families. I am so happy we got to know each other as friends and business partners. I will miss my Life Insurance class partner. Thank you for your service a business partner and a dedicated Military soldier. Salute........
Dick Miller left a message on October 12, 2021:
Hi Jim. I was hard seeing you in the hospital bed Thursday night, unable to talk. Whenever you called, I always checked the phone batteries knowing it would be a long one! You know all of your family prayed the Divine Mercy Chaplet, and continue to do so, knowing a smoother path to the Beatific Vision awaits you. You will be with your unborn sister, Ruthie, talking up a storm for sure. She was the reason you were never the middle child in the family. Your Mom and I continue to pray for you, attending Mass daily, knowing that if you don't need the prayers, that they go to someone who God picks. During all this, your grandfather's Rosary links turned to gold again. We saw it as a sign from our Blessed Mother.. With your dying, we still look for the meaning, and we continue to pray about it. Saying goodbye is tough on all of us Jim. Soon enough we all will meet up again. God's blessings on you. Mom and Dad
Krause Funeral Home & Cremation Services left a message:
Please accept our deepest condolences for your family's loss.
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