Margaret “Meg” Miller
Friends and family, Meg passed away early this morning at Agrace HospiceCare. She spent the last few days with people she loved and who loved her. Below is the obituary she wrote some months ago. It’s funny and very much in her voice: Meg Miller lost her most appreciative audience when she died on Wednesday, August 9, 2017. Sad! Meg was born on the 1st or 2nd of November 1951 in St. Nazianz, Wis. She was the fourth and favorite child of Isabel Grimm Miller and Victor Miller both whom preceded her in death; as did brother-in-law, Rudy Pineda. She is survived by her siblings, John (Kate Bonafield) Miller, Mary Miller Pineda, Jane Miller and Mark (Joan Ravanelli) Miller. Other people who added joy to her life include many nieces and nephews, cousins, in-laws, co-workers and friends. She loved them all. Meg had a lucky life, but the luckiest thing about it was her wonderful immediate family, husband, Mike Strader; son, Charlie Strader; and daughter, Maggie Strader. All of who are good people and will continue to live thoughtful and meaningful lives without her. Or else. For 34 years Meg worked at the Respite Center, a 24-hour crisis childcare and parent support center. She was passionate about her work and grew strength from the incredible bravery, hope, and humor that she witnessed daily. Working at the Respite Center made her a better person and she hoped that any memorials on her behalf be made to the Respite Center, a program of RISE, 2120 Fordem Ave., Madison 53704. Meg will be buried at the NATURAL PATH SANCTUARY, 2299 Spring Rose Rd., Verona, on Saturday, Aug. 19, 2017, at 1 p.m. All are welcome. A celebration, with some sadness, of Meg’s life, will be held from 4 p.m. to 7 p.m. the evening of Saturday, Aug. 19, 2017, at the GOODMAN CENTER, 149 Waubesa St., Madison. All are welcome to share a beverage, a bite to eat and a few good stories. The rumor is Mike’s buying!
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