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Michael "Mikey" Miller

Michael "Mikey" Miller

December 28, 2018

Michael J “Mikey” Miller, who tragically lost his battle with addiction on December 28, 2018, in Costa Mesa, CA.

Mikey was born on April 12, 1991, and raised in Eau Claire, Wisconsin. He attended St. James the Greater Elementary School where he formed very strong bonds with the teachers. Mikey obtained his HSED from McKinley Charter School and found recovery and peace in Costa Mesa, California for a while. He made many meaningful relationships in his home away from home. Mikey loved traveling, meeting new people, and felt especially at home by the Ocean.

He is survived by his mother and stepfather Julie and Tom Millmann; sister, Sarah (Stephan) Kolk; brother, Don Wagner; step siblings, Tish Haynes, Ben Millmann, and Kristi Garcia; maternal grandparents, Don and Mary Weghorn; paternal grandmother, Marjorie Miller; and by many aunts, uncles, cousins, nieces, nephews, and friends.

Mikey was preceded in death by his father, Joseph Miller; grandfather, Leo Miller; and aunts, Jane Palmer and Nancy Aumueller.

A Celebration of Life service for Mikey will be held at 5 p.m. Sunday, January 6, 2019, at Chippewa Valley Cremation Services – Celebration of Life Center, 1717 Devney Drive, Altoona, WI (located behind Charter Spectrum). Pastor David J. Irgens will be officiating the service.  Family & friends are invited to attend visiting hours on Sunday, two hours prior to the service, from 3-5 p.m.

Memorials are suggested to NAMI-Chippewa Valley online at www.nami.org., Rosecrance Foundation online at www.rosecrance.org., or a charity that seems appropriate for the situation.

Chippewa Valley Cremation Services – Celebration of Life Center in Altoona is serving the family.  


3-5 p.m. Sunday, January 6, 2019, at Chippewa Valley Cremation Services – Celebration of Life Center, 1717 Devney Drive, Altoona, WI


5 p.m. Sunday, January 6, 2019, at Chippewa Valley Cremation Services – Celebration of Life Center, 1717 Devney Drive, Altoona, WI

Florist Information

Brent Douglas Eau Claire - (715) 831-0997 All flowers should be delivered to the Celebration of Life Center on Sunday by 1 p.m.


  • Max Ledwith Hi my name is Maxx, I went to North High. Mikey and I were close friends in late 2006. I am so terribly shocked and saddened by this news. Julie I remember you driving me home and buying us peanut MMS. I’m very sorry.

    January 22 at 3:40am

  • Sue Brehm I was so sorry to hear about your son - my deepest sympathy.

    January 7 at 12:15pm

  • Kelly C So sorry for your families loss. There aren’t words for a parent who loses a child.

    January 4 at 5:24pm

  • Dawn Matott Julie and Family, my thoughts are with you as you grieve the passing of your Mickey. I pray that memories of good times and the love and care of friends and family brings some comfort during this time of saddness.

    January 3 at 7:24PM

  • Carolyn Lynch My deepest sympathies for your loss.

    January 2 at 7:35AM

  • Sara Weber (McInnis) So very sorry for your loss. Mikey was such a positive, sweet guy to be around!

    January 1 at 8:51PM

  • Michelle O'Connell Julie and family -- My thoughts are with you. May you find your strength in those cherished memories that keep Mikey's soul alive within you.

    January 1 at 8:48PM

  • Karen Halverson My deepest sympathy and compassion are yours. I’ve known Mikey for 8 years and in that time, I knew a very thoughtful, bright and kind young man. Mikey was always ready to give out hugs and words of encouragement. He will be greatly missed. ????❤️????

    January 1 at 4:04PM

  • Ericka Loving you Mikey and your family during this time! May you rest in paradise! My deepest sympathies. ????

    December 31 at 7:59PM

  • Annie Camden My deepest sympathies go out to you and your family. May God give you the peace that you seek.
    May my condolences bring you comfort and may my prayers ease the pain of this loss.

    December 31 at 10:26AM

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