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Scott A. Miller

November 17, 1968 - June 9, 2017
Koepsell Murray Funeral Home
N7199 Crystal Lake Rd.
Beaver Dam, WI 53916
Saturday 8/5, 10:00 am - 1:00 pm
Koepsell Murray Funeral Home
N7199 Crystal Lake Rd.
Beaver Dam, WI 53916
Saturday 8/5, 1:00 pm

Scott A. Miller, age 48, passed away on Friday, June 9, 2017 in Saudi Arabia following a cardiac incident.A memorial service will be held on August 5, 2017 at 1 p.m. at the Koepsell-Murray Funeral Home in Beaver Dam with the Rev. Renae Dymond officiating. A visitation will be held from 10 a.m. until theContinue Reading

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Kris Duhr left a message on August 5, 2017:
Sorry we couldn't be there today. You guys were in our thoughts! Bryce sends an extra special hug to Aidan.
Gardiner "Tuck" Tucker left a message on August 3, 2017:
I am sorry for your loss, which is our loss as well. I am Dean of Students at UNC and, although I did not know Scott personally, I have heard about his big heart and unique way of making others feel special. One faculty member said, "Scott was such a bright light and wonderful student." And "He wore his UNC sweatshirt all over the world with his community work . . . He loved UNC and the program." Clearly, his cohort of students and faculty loved him as well. Our thoughts and prayers are with you and your family.
Michelle McGrath left a message on August 3, 2017:
On behalf of the WASC, we want to share our deepest sympathies for the loss of Scott Miller. Scott's legacy will continue to live on in the students and staff he inspired during his involvement at the WASC. He was an incredible mentor, advisor, and champion for young people across the country. In Scott's honor, the WASC will be making a contribution to the Donald C. Larsen Scholarship Fund.
janet morgan left a message on July 28, 2017:
i remember a knobby kneed little boy splashing in a kiddy pool with my daughter. they were both in soggy diapers. scott left his mark with so many who apprieciated him and his talent for teaching. he will be missed.
Janet Callahan left a message on July 27, 2017:
So sorry for your loss. From what I've heard he was a. Dry special person! I will keep your and your family in my prayers.
Peace of mind is a call away. We’re here when you need us most.
Kevin Brunner left a message on July 27, 2017:
This man gave me the gift of believing in myself and pushed me to always do my best. He supported me in times of distress and guided me through my childhood, that made me who I am today. I will forever miss him and my heart goes out to his family. May his soul find peace in the afterlife.
Milan Hajkovsky left a message on July 26, 2017:
We remembered and thank you from Slowakia
Crystal Rowland left a message on July 25, 2017:
I remember Mr. Miller as a kind soul. Always welcoming to a student in need of encouraging words, a lesson taught, a guided hand. I am saddened to hear of his passing. He wasn't just a teacher or principal, he was a friend, a mentor. He will be greatly missed by many! He touched the lives of everyone he met along his journeys with his wise and kind words. RIP Mr. Miller.
Diane Brennan left a message on July 25, 2017:
I know this day will be a celebration of a wonderful person. My thoughts are with Scott's family.
Connie Angel left a message on July 9, 2017:
Scott Miller was a welcoming smile to all who met him. When I joined the Middle School in Whitefish Bay, not only did he guide me, advice me, but he became my friend and my support. A magnet for the students, a favorite to talk to, a mentor, a model, someone to talk to, someone to cry with, always there to encourage everyone and to provide wisdom. Always had children first, given then chances and opportunities to excel, not brakes like others thought. A leader, in every aspect. An amazingly ng humanitarian and the best example of understanding diversity. Learn other languages and enjoyed practicing them with young and old. Always at the musicals, at the concerts at all the student's activities follow by the students everywhere.
Gone too soon, with dreams and potential to change so many more, taken from all who love him. May he RIP and never be forgotten. I will miss you for your smile, your charisma, your example, your friendship and because you truly made a difference in every child you met!
Kathryn Ryan left a message on July 3, 2017:
Mr. Miller was kind and caring to my family. Always cheerful and wanting children to succeed. We were new to Horicon and he warmly welcomed us. We are deeply sorry for your loss.
Shelley Joan Weiss left a message on July 1, 2017:
I am so sorry to learn of Scott's passing. I knew Scott through WAMLE and WASC and when he was a teacher and principal. I loved hearing of his travels. I am saddened that he left this earth too young, but he also left many friends and happy memories. I am thinking of Scott's family. Shelley Joan Weiss
Jon Gross left a message on June 23, 2017:
Scott was an instant inspiration when I first met him through WASC, his positive influence and impact on others was immediately clear. Even though our paths took us in separate directions, we still kept in touch occasionally, and his enthusiastic love of life, and of all people he encountered, was apparent and contagious, each time we corresponded. Reading the many wonderful memorials and reflections, and recalling our times together, inspires me to continue to try to be the best person I can, in Scott's memory. My deepest condolences to the family.
Laura Salopek left a message on June 20, 2017:
I had the distinct pleasure of working closely with Scott at the WASC Leadership camp for two years back in 1996 and 1997. I cannot believe he is gone. My sincere condolences to all of his family and friends. Scott had a phenomenal sense of humor and a contagious laugh. He made a huge impact on my life during a very difficult time. I will miss him.
Noah Brendemuehl left a message on June 19, 2017:
Scott Miller was such a special human being who made a difference to so many. To this day, I remember how he instilled the idea in me that people are more important than things. That lesson comes back to me exaggerating. I am thankful that I had the opportunity to cross paths with him, learn from him, be encouraged by him and laugh with him. Nikki, Jodie, Kayli, and family, I am so very sorry for your loss. You are in my thoughts and prayers.
Lisa Wanie left a message on June 19, 2017:
I like many others knew Scott as a teacher. When in High School he taught all three of my children how to swim. Not only did he teach them how to swim but how to be brave and enjoy life. Scott you will be missed by so many on the face of this earth. You were truely blessed with a gift from God! May you finally find peace!
Jeff McKean left a message on June 18, 2017:
Clearly, Scott leaves this world having made a difference in many lives, including mine. He believed in me, and I'll always remember and be grateful to him for that. He was someone who really devoted his life to helping other people grow and move out of their comfort zone - especially kids. He had a gift for reading people and encouraging them to be the best they could be. He did it not just in Wisconsin but at his international schools. He seemed to always really live life. One time he brought his exchange student from Prague to my house around Christmas. The exchange student played a Christmas song with my young son on piano. It was a cool moment (that Scott made happen) to always remember. Scott made time for people, amidst all of his interests. Knowing Scott enriched your life, in ways like this. His sense of humor was tremendous, as well. For example, I've never had any other boss but Scott bring snow inside and put it down my back...while I was painstakingly working on report cards! He was one of a kind and a breath of fresh air. I greatly respected his philosophy of education too. He will be greatly missed. It is hard to believe this is real. However, I believe God has His hands on this one too. This is hard to comprehend and understand, but one can honor his life by living life to the fullest. My prayers to Scott's family.
Rebecca Sorensen left a message on June 17, 2017:
Mr. Miller was the first person in my life who gave me permission to take myself seriously. He was there during those integral moments from kid to teenager. He let me know I had real ideas, strength, and abilities. He didn't just teach the subjects he taught us to open our minds, our hearts, and that being genuine was important above all. I can't believe he is gone. It never dawned on me at age 11 that Scott was only 12 years my senior. It is now doubly amazing that he could do what he did with such ease. We all believed him, we were afraid to disappoint him, but new if we did he would still have our back. He was a special man with a special gift. Although it was all too short, his was a life well loved. Love to all who mourn him and especially his family and friends.
Kayla Kolitz left a message on June 17, 2017:
It's very sad to see e is gone he helped me through middle school and even after my move to Florida he kept in touch with me he was also my neighbor when we lived in horicon he lived across the street from me I just want to say he will truly be missed Rest In Peace Scott miller
Chris Katzban left a message on June 16, 2017:
I, like many others, am one of the students who's lives were forever altered by Scott. My memories of him are many, from his infectious smile and laughter to his energy and enthusiasm for his role in shaping his students, which were truly his life. His songs and energetic entrance to every student gathering in the gym or auditorium got all of us excited, for what would otherwise be a dull experience for a bunch of kids looking forward to lunch instead. Outside of class hours he dedicated himself to spending extra time with the students who may be having scholastic, personal or family troubles. He truly cared, and stayed in touch with us decades after leaving Whitefish Bay. I think all of us have tried to put into words the kind of man and teacher Scott was, but there are no words, he was one of a kind. He not only made us better students, but unquestionably he made us all better people. He will be missed dearly. Rest in peace.
Peace of mind is a call away. We’re here when you need us most.
Jenelle Ward left a message on June 16, 2017:
Scott was not only an amazing teacher, but an awesome person overall. I'm so thankful to have gotten the opportunity to know him. He had such a radiant spirit! You'll be missed Mr. Miller!
Flor Miller left a message on June 15, 2017:
We were very blessed to have met such a wonderful and inspiring person. He was able to look for the good in everyone and touched the hearts of people all over the world. We will you Scott.
Elizabeth Suesskind left a message on June 15, 2017:
Scott was my English teacher in 6th grade at Whitefish Bay Middle School. He used to invite some of us over to rollerblade in his basement. I didn't know until college that I had a learning disability but I think Scott picked up on it. He taught us songs to identify parts of speech and encouraged me to makeup my own songs in other classes as he saw how successful they made me in his class. We communicated a bit in the past few years; he would reach out and ask me about my medical conditions and my Lyft driving. He was a great educator and loved by all. His legacy lives on the hundreds of students that he had and in his family.
Corinne May, nee O'Neill left a message on June 15, 2017:
Our deepest condolences to Scott's family. He made a huge impact on my children's lives and really connected with them. He made them feel amazing about themselves when they felt "small" and insignificant during their adolescent years at school. He will be greatly missed and his memory cherished.
Kay Phillips left a message on June 15, 2017:
I am sorry to hear of Scott's passing, I remember him as a kind and smiling student. It was a pleasure to work with him in class and during the musicals.
Tina Kasper left a message on June 15, 2017:
My deepest sympathy for you all. I was so sad and shocked to hear of your loss. Scott had a contagious laugh that could be heard down the hall. KNOW THAT I AM THINKING OF YOU ALL AT THIS DIFFICULT TIME. Tina Kasper, Horicon
Mardell & Tim Franke left a message on June 14, 2017:
Our deepest Sympathy, Charlene, Jodie, Nikki, John and Louie. Scott will always be in every ones HEART forever. He was one of a kind and will be missed deeply. I think there are no more words to express our feeling for Scott. We all know he touched someone, somewhere. God be with all of you. Our prays will always be with you.
Kristine Miescke left a message on June 14, 2017:
You will be so missed all over the world!
Kristine Miescke Miescke left a message on June 14, 2017:
You always were a kind man and Love your commitment to every child you touched and guided throughout so many years. You will never be forgotten ever in my heart!
Barbara Hurst left a message on June 14, 2017:
My prayers are with Scott's family. Debbie and I so enjoyed our time with Scott in Boston last year. His enthusiasm for teaching, adventurous spirit and contageous laugh are what I will remember. I am so sorry for your loss.
Robert Zieger left a message on June 14, 2017:
Just a really, really good guy. My wife and I were lucky to have spent a year with him in the D.R. Congo.
Allison Wagner left a message on June 14, 2017:
Scott had such a large impact on so many students, families and communities. It is remarkable to read the posts from around the world. We are all many miles away, but felt the same tremendous love for Mr. Miller. His family and friends are in my thoughts and prayers. Take care, Allison Auda Wagner and family
Rich and Mary Halvorsen left a message on June 14, 2017:
There is so little that can be said to heal the heart, at such a time when someone who has done so much, for so many has been taken. God's plans are not always understood, but much like Scott you need to make the most of your life. Fill it with the love and compassion that Scott, oblivious did, to impact the lives of so many. We are sorry for your loss. Our thoughts and prayers are with you all. We are here if you need anything John.
Rena Eldridge left a message on June 14, 2017:
So sorry for your loss. My deepest and sincere sympathies go out to all. Rena Eldridge
Mike & Alice Litterick left a message on June 14, 2017:
To the family of Scott Miller: Prayers and special thoughts are with you all. May you find comfort in knowing that Scott is with God now.
Fer Latorre left a message on June 14, 2017:
You fly with the sun, moon and the stars. Free and happy. Here on Earth your caring and smile will be missed.
Jennifer Giedd left a message on June 14, 2017:
So sorry to hear of this. Scott was my swimming teacher when I was 33. I was a teacher also and interviewed with him. I admired his strength and passion to help others.
Sandra Lopas left a message on June 14, 2017:
" As you comprehend this profound loss, let yourself cry knowing each tear is a note of love rising to the heavens".
Lisa Krueger Pugh left a message on June 14, 2017:
My Horicon High School memories are so intertwined with Scott. I will never forget Damn Yankees! More recently Scott was always sending me support from afar. I could always count on his insight whenever I posted a trial or triumph about my daughter with a significant disability. It meant a great great deal to me. He also sent me resources and ideas. He was a master teacher and I so appreciated how he valued my daughter's learning even though he had never met her. I cannot express what this means. I am very affected by his passing. He was an extraordinary person
Jeff Stark left a message on June 14, 2017:
You made a difference in the life of so many people, Scott. I remember being an AC your first year at leadership camp, and even then you stood out as someone very special. May you be at peace and with God now, and may He bring peace and many fond memories to your family and countless friends.
Peace of mind is a call away. We’re here when you need us most.
Anne Packevicz left a message on June 13, 2017:
Dearest family of my friend Scott,
My heart is grieving and sad today. Your Scott was on my RA staff in Coate Hall at UWLax. Rarely have I had a coworker more focused on the needs and feelings of those around him. He was a treasured friend. All day long I have been praying the Lord of all comort be your companion through this absolutely terrible time. In Love, Anne (Wolfie) Wolfe Packevicz
Joel & Sue Krueger left a message on June 13, 2017:
Charlene and family, Joel and I send our deepest sympathies and will keep all of you in our prayers. Scott was so wonderful to our sons. Always there for them. He also had a very infectious smile that made everyone around him smile. RIP Scott you will be missed by many! God Bless you all.
Mary Swinford left a message on June 13, 2017:
I didn't know Scott, but knew of his WASC legend through my experiences with the same organization. A huge hole in this world is left with his passing. My condolences.
Marsha Lokken left a message on June 13, 2017:
My sincere condolences to the Miller family and all that entails. Scott was a wonderful man and educator. Heaven has gained a great angel.
Sandy Ingram left a message on June 13, 2017:
With great sorrow I write this to Scott's family, former students and colleagues. I had the pleasure to work with Scott in his first years, when he was the musical director at Whitefish Bay Middle School. He loved his students, the chance to give them a new experience in theatre and share a love of the arts. He taught his students that hard work builds character and that your success
is built on excellence. My deepest sympathy to his family. He will be remembered by all that shared his laughter and smiles.
Rob Neitzel left a message on June 13, 2017:
It is impossible to express the loss of a bright, caring, and charismatic person such as Scott. His dedication towards education impacted many globally and will continue to be a beacon of his life in each student. My condolences to all that know him best, his impact to education will live on.
Shannon Keach left a message on June 13, 2017:
Scott was a great guy. He would help you when you need it. I'm so glad to have known him and the lord took one of the best home . Peace to his family. They have a special angel watching over them all.
Susan Winkler left a message on June 13, 2017:
I was one of the many students this wonderful soul touched. He was the principal at Van Brunt in Horicon. I think I speak for most of us there in saying he was one of the best educators! He always went above and beyond, even long after graduation. He will be greatly missed. My thoughts and prayers are with his friends family and those who remember him.
Terry & Maria Frederick left a message on June 13, 2017:
Scott, you left, memories that go far beyond being a fantastic teacher. Thanks for all the good memories you have left with those lives you touched. Say hi to my mom and tell her it's ok to read only ONE book at a time! Godspeed.
Patrick Ferrell left a message on June 13, 2017:
I honor the light within you which also resides in me. Thank you for beimg you.
Kim Reagan DuBois left a message on June 13, 2017:
I've been reading all the posts and comments on Facebook since Sunday and am struck by how many people loved, admired and were affected by Scott. Jodie, you'll never have to wonder if he left his mark or impacted the world...clearly he did. I'm so sorry for your loss.
karen kuehl left a message on June 13, 2017:
"Live life to the fullest" is what Scott did. He did that and shared so much with those he met. What an exceptional angel he is.
Koepsell Funeral Home left a message:
Please accept our deepest condolences for your family's loss.
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