Marjorie E. Miller (1926-2016)

Marjorie Miller

Marjorie E. Miller, age 89, a resident of Trevor, died on March 19th, 2016 at her residence.

Marge was born on September 10th, 1926 in Elmhurst, Illinois to Emil and Helen (Zabel) Miller. Marge earned a master’s degree in Library Science and made her living as the Head Librarian at Ridgewood High School in Norridge, Illinois. She retired in 1986 and moved to Kenosha County. For a time, Marge and Pat Jindrich were the owners of the Wychwolde Jewelry and Gift Store in Salem.

Marge enjoyed woodworking, photography, hiking the outdoors, and any game that had to do with words and language. Marge was a member of the American Library Association, the Illinois Retired Teachers Association, and Bradford Community Church Unitarian Universalist in Kenosha where her interests included public service, social justice and women’s spirituality.

Surviving Marge is her longtime friend, business partner and companion, Pat Jindrich of Trevor and Pat’s children Paul Jindrich, Jason (Kalhil) Jindrich and Daphna Jindrich. She is further survived by her sister Carol Vonderlack of Huntley, Illinois and by her brother Bruce (Janet) Miller of Scottsdale Arizona.

Marge was preceded in death by her parents and by two brothers, Donald as an infant and Norman as a small child.

As per Marge’s wishes, no services will be held.


“We all come from the Goddess,

and to Her we shall return,

like a drop of rain,

flowing to the ocean.”

Thoughts for Marjorie E. Miller (1926-2016);

  • Angelo Militello says:

    I just learned of Marge’s death a few days ago. I am so sorry. I worked with her at Ridgewood for 17 years and remained friends for years afterwards. My condolences to Pat and family.

  • I’m very saddened to hear about Marge’s death. She was a fine librarian at Ridgewood and especially supportive of me as a new teacher many years ago. Marge and I stayed friends for years after her retirement. We kept in contact by email after I moved to Australia, although I’d lost touch with her over past years. She was a wonderful woman–intelligent, challenging, interested in so many important parts of life, caring and loving.

    My condolences to you, Pat, and to others of the family.


    • Pat Jindrich says:

      HI Jan,
      I actually just saw this post. Thank you so much! You and Collin have been on my mind a lot with the fires in New S. Wales. I hope you two are not badly affected. Blessings to both of you, Pat

  • Walter Vestal says:

    I always enjoyed being with Marge. She had a quick mind and a friendly spirit. I remember potentially poising her cats by sending her a poinsettia for Christmas. (Who knew cats ate plants?) She was gracious as always. She helped me adjust to Ridgewood after 10 years in private schools. I remember her fondly.

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