Lois J. (Voelker) Milleville, 90, of Wheatfield, NY, was carried into the loving arms of Jesus on December 13, 2019 at Niagara Hospice House, surrounded by her loving family. Born on January 3, 1929 in Niagara Falls, NY, she was the daughter of the late Henry and Frances (Haseley) Voelker. Lois attended St. James Parochial School and LaSalle Jr./Sr. High School.
Mrs. Milleville, also known to family and friends as “Grandma Dolly,” and the “matriarch” of her large, growing family, had a standard; love of God, love of family and working diligently. She was selfless and leaves behind a legacy of service and love for others. Lois’ spiritual journey began as a young child, being baptized at St. James Lutheran Church, and she practiced her faith in her daily walk as a wife, mother, grandmother, great-grandmother and sister. She stayed faithful to God as an active member of St. James, serving as president of Women of the Church, a leader of Lutheran World Relief Quilter Group (producing over 100 quilts per year) and sang in their choir. She and her husband Wilbert were destined to find love. Born one day apart, growing up only a mile away from each other, attending their entire schooling together, both coming from a deep German/Lutheran heritage and being raised in the same church. Lois and Wilbert married on June 11, 1949 at St. James Lutheran Church. Wilbert was her lifelong love, sweetheart and partner until he sadly went to be with the Lord on June 23, 2014, after 65 years of marriage. Her love of family began to grow as their family became larger, which also transitioned into her taking pride in her work. Mrs. Milleville was active in the day-to-day operations of Milleville Farms, including farming and office work. Lois enjoyed traveling with her husband and friends throughout the world and annually enjoyed spending time with Wilbert, family and friends at a resort in Kissimmee, FL, where they had vacationed since 2002. She took great pride and delight in sewing baby quilts for all her grandchildren and great-grandchildren. Mrs. Milleville was an excellent cook and baker. Her pie making skills were legendary and her “go to” dessert for any and all occasions.
Lois was the beloved mother of Kathleen L. (John G. III) Miskey, John R. (Joyce) Milleville, Lee W. (Maureen) Milleville, Mary Ann (R.Steven) Kowalski, David E. (Jane) Milleville and Timothy C. (Donna) Milleville; the cherished grandmother of 20 grandchildren and 33 great-grandchildren. She is also survived by sisters-in-law, Elva (late Edgar) Walck, Jean (Richard) St. John and Lois (late Dale) Bush and many nieces, nephews and cousins. In addition to her parents and spouse, Lois was predeceased by a sister, Phyllis (late Colonel, Raymond) Wienk.
Visitation will be on Monday from 5-8 p.m. and on Tuesday from 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. in the Chapel of OTTO REDANZ FUNERAL HOME, 2215 MILITARY ROAD, NIAGARA FALLS, NY. A funeral service will be held on Wednesday, December 18th at 10:30 a.m. in St. James Lutheran Church, 2437 Niagara Road in Bergholz, with Pastor Daniel Tabor officiating. Prayers of committal and interment will follow in St. James Lutheran Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, memorial offerings may be made to St. James Endowment Fund or Niagara Hospice. Arrangements are under the direction of Michael R. Goodlander. Please share your condolences and view her tribute video at www.GOODLANDERCARES.com
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