Obituary for Wilma Miland (Rosenthal)
Wilma C. “Willie” Miland, age 83, a longtime Janesville resident, passed away Sunday afternoon, January 7, 2018 at the Willowick Assisted Living in Clinton. She was born February 21, 1934 in Seymour, WI, the daughter of the late Joseph and Gena (Knudtson) Rosenthal. On April 11, 1953 she married Alan R. Miland at the Drammen Lutheran Church in Mondovi, WI. Willie worked for many years for the Prent Corp. until her retirement. She will be remembered for her "heart of gold," and she was always happy to help anybody that needed anything, most importantly as a listening ear! She enjoyed shopping, and watching talk shows and the "Doctor shows." Her world centered on her family, and she was a very devoted and loving wife, mom, grandma, great-grandma, and friend. She especially loved camping, but relished the family times together around the campfires. She was a member of Faith Lutheran Church, Janesville.
Willie is survived by her loving husband of over 64 years, Al; her five children: Douglas (Lisa) Miland, Daniel (Arlene) Miland, William “Bill” Miland, all of Janesville, Dennis (Prudence) Miland, of Beloit, and Patricia (Steve) Crans, of Evansville; her brother, Raymond (Ellen) Rosenthal, of Mondovi, WI; her sister, Beverly (Richard) Brion, also of Mondovi, WI; her ten grandchildren: Jennifer (Justin) Giemza, Joseph Syverson, Kyle (Nicole) Syverson, Malori (Chad) Spangler, Nicholas Miland, Jenna Miland, Daniel (Christina) Crans, Zackary Miland, Alyssa Miland, and Hope Miland; her two great-grandsons, Bryson and Myles Syverson; her brother-in-law, Harold Goetz, in California; nieces; nephews; and many friends. Besides her parents, she was preceded in death by her brother, Bernard Rosenthal; and her four sisters and brothers-in-law: Lois Rosenthal, Arline (Calvin) Grorud, Lila (Lynn) Peterson, and Elaine Goetz.
Funeral services will be held at 12:30 p.m. on Saturday, January 13, 2018 at the WHITCOMB-LYNCH FUNERAL HOME & CREMATION SERVICES, with Rev. Felix Malpica officiating. Burial will follow in Oak Hill Cemetery. Visitation will be from 10:30 a.m. until 12:30 p.m. on Saturday at the funeral home.