Allegra "Bede" Miller, October 6, 1942 - October 25, 2018

Allegra "Bede"  Miller
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Allegra Bede Miller, age 76, of Elk Mound, WI passed away on October 25, 2018 at Comforts of Home Memory Care Facility.  Bede was born on October 6, 1942 in Columbus WI to Werner and Muriel (Kennedy) Noltner.  She graduated from Columbus High School in 1961.

Bede and her husband, Don moved to the Eau Claire area in 1964.  They were owners of numerous businesses in the Eau Claire area.  Over the years Bede also worked at Chef’s Supply, the Elk Mound School District and UW Eau Claire Bookstore and parking office. Bede was known for her caring, fun-loving, and outgoing personality.  She made friends wherever she went and was loved by all.

Bede is survived by one daughter, Melissa (John) Gaddini of White Bear Lake, MN, one daughter-in-law, Bobbie Jo Miller, Colfax, WI, six grandchildren Krisha (Justin) Diers, Lucas (Danielle) Miller, Madeline Gaddini, Sophia Gaddini, Laura (Mike) Dombrowski, Lewis Mau, two great-granddaughters, one sister, Rebecca Pettit, Milwaukee, WI and numerous cherished friends. Her family cherishes the many memories they had with their mother and grandmother. Bede was preceded in death by her parents, her husband, Don Miller and her son, Scot Miller. 

Funeral service will take place at 11 a.m. on Saturday, November 3, 2018 at St. Joseph's Catholic Church, 417 Menomonie Street, Elk Mound, Wisconsin 54739 with Father Joseph Nakwah officiating.  Visitation will take place at the church Saturday morning from 9:30 a.m. until the time of service.  Burial will take place immediately following the service in the St. Joseph's Catholic Church Cemetery in Elk Mound. 

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Hulke Family Funeral Home & Cremation Services, 3209 Rudolph Road, Eau Claire, WI 54701 is assisting the family with the arrangements.


  1. Anthonette Gilpatrick November 3, 2018

    Dear Melissa & Family,

    Our thoughts & prayers are with you at this time. We are 1st cousins to your beautiful Mother Bede. We had good memories of visiting your Grandmother Muriel & Bede & Becky in Columbus many years ago. May grace shine on you & heal your broken hearts.
    Deepest Condolence,
    Anthonette (Affholder) Gilpatrick & Shawn (Affholder) Munz

  2. Tammy Franck November 1, 2018

    I am so sorry for your loss! May the Lord bestow peace amd comfort for all of you at this time of great sorrow!

  3. Dave Dhein and Sharon Dhein October 30, 2018

    Bede and Don were friends of ours for 50 years and we will always have great affection for them. We feel very sorry for what you have been through Melissa. Your only consolation is that your mother,father and brother are now together in heaven looking down upon you.

  4. Gary and Darcy Hover October 29, 2018

    Our thoughts and sympathy go out to your family during this sad time.

  5. Carol and Larry Steinke October 29, 2018

    I wish there were words I could say to you to help get you through these rough times. A Christmas never goes by I don’t remember when I came over to make Christmas candy with Bede. I had sore ribs for 2days after from laughing so hard with your mom. Her laugh was infestious and I feel honored to have had her as a friend. Unfortunately we are out of state and can not attend her funeral but we will always keep her in our hearts.

  6. Bridget Murray October 28, 2018

    Sorry to hear about Bede's passing. She is in our thoughts and prayers forever. God Bless.

    Bridget Murray and Family

  7. Jeanne stevenson October 26, 2018

    Pleasant laughter and a sweet smlile are my memories of Bede. She was always very inclusive and kind. Will treasure my memories!